2023 AWARD GOES TO PROJECT REUSING HALIFAX CHURCH AS CHORAL CONCERT HALL
Architects from Dalhousie University and Université de Montréal were recognized for their projects focusing on architectural conservation in Canada.
Erin Haliburton received the 2023 award for her work on adaptive reuse of a decommissioned Halifax church into a concert hall for choral music. Paloma Castonguay-Rufino, Université de Montréal, received an honourable mention for a doctoral thesis dealing with rehabilitation of Canada’s industrial heritage through architectural design.
This award recognizes emerging heritage conservation practitioners and celebrates excellence, innovation, and best practices in the applied field of architectural conservation while supporting an understanding of Canada’s built heritage.
Recognizing founding president Richard Moorhouse’s contributions to the field of heritage conservation and given in partnership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation, the award was presented for the first time in 2022. In addition to a $1000 prize, a one-year complimentary membership to The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto is also part of the award.
Fiona Hamilton of Fredericton, New Brunswick is the first winner of the The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation’s Award for Architectural Conservation. The award was created in partnership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation (RAICF) and presented at the RAIC’s 2022 Virtual Conference on Architecture in June 2022. It recognizes Richard Moorhouse for his leadership as the Founding President of The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation, and former Chair of the National Trust for Canada and in appreciation of his life-long contributions, both as a professional and as a volunteer, to the field of heritage conservation.
The $1000 annual award is the RAICF’s first to highlight architectural conservation. It will be awarded to a student at an accredited Canadian school of architecture or a recent architecture graduate working on applied research and/or projects that are making a tangible contribution to the field of architectural conservation. Check RAIC Foundation – The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto Foundation’s Award for Architectural Conservation | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for information and call for submissions.