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The Center for Computing & Data Sciences wins Design Excellence Award

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April 11, 2024

The Center for Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University, the city’s largest sustainable and operationally fossil fuel-free building, has won a 2024 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Design Excellence Award. 

The OAA’s biennial Design Excellence Awards program highlights and celebrates projects by Ontario architects that respect and enhance the environment and enrich human activity. This year, 20 finalists were chosen from a list of 100 submissions, and judged for their creativity, context, sustainability, good design and good business, and legacy. 

The Harrison McCain Pavilion at Beaverbrook Art Gallery and The Leaf at Assiniboine Park were selected as finalists alongside the Center. 

The jury included architecture and design experts such as Elsa Lam, editor of Canadian Architect magazine, and John Brown, professor and dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary. 

“This year’s recipients exemplify the apex of creativity, sustainability, and community impact. Their achievements not only emphasize the versatile potential of architecture in beauty and function, but also highlight an ongoing commitment to climate stability and sustainable design.” OAA President Settimo Vilardi said. 

Winners of the Design Excellence Awards will be celebrated at the OAA conference in May where three other Design Excellence Award categories will be recognized: the Michael V. and Wanda Plachta Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Design Excellence in Architecture, and the People’s Choice Award. 

Members of the public can vote online for People’s Choice Award until Thursday, April 18.  

 Vote here.