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Three projects shortlisted for 2023 World Architecture Festival Awards

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July 13, 2023

We’re pleased to share that the Center for Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University, the Montreal Holocaust Museum, and Dream LeBreton are finalists in the 2023 World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards. 

Now in its 16th year, WAF is one of the largest live awards events in the architecture industry, bringing together architects, designers and industry professionals to share ideas and insights and celebrate some of the world’s best examples of beautiful, ambitious and innovative projects.  

Dream LeBreton, shortlisted in the Future Projects: Commercial Mixed-Use category, is a housing development in Ottawa designed to support the social and economic well-being of its future residents. Designed in joint venture with Perkins&Will, supported by Two Row Architect, and with contributions from PFS Studio, Purpose Building, and Innovation Seven, it will be affordable, sustainable, and socially equitable. Of the 600 planned units, 41% will be offered at below market rents and groups that typically face barriers to adequate housing will be prioritized.    

The upcoming Montreal Holocaust Museum is shortlisted in the Future Projects: Culture category. Designed in collaboration with Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker Architecture, with contributions from scholars Robert Jan van Pelt (a renowned Holocaust historian) and Sherry Simon (a professor specializing in the language and cultural history of Jewish Montreal), the new building will broaden the Museum’s reach and impact through innovative educational programs and research resources about the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights. 

Shortlisted in the Completed Buildings: Higher Education and Research category is the Center for Computing & Data Sciences at Boston University, the university’s first LEED Platinum building and one of the most sustainable buildings in Boston. In June, it was named Climate Change Project of the Year by the Environmental Business Council of New England. 

The Center is also shortlisted for INSIDE, the sister festival of WAF which showcases the best in global interior design, in the Education category. 

Read about the Center’s interiors here. 

The 2023 WAF Awards will be held from November 29 – December 1 in Singapore where all finalists will present their projects live to a panel of judges. 

Learn more about WAF here.