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Date 12/14/2016

UBC to Host LafargeHolcim Awards Jury

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA'S
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
TO HOST LAFARGEHOLCIM AWARDS FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION JURY


Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of the global group LafargeHolcim, is pleased to announce that the University of British Columbia's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) will host the North American jury to judge the 5th International LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. The Awards are an activity of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.


SALA Director, Ron Kellett comments, "We are honoured to host the North American regional jury of the largest global design competition so closely aligned with the design and sustainability leadership values at the core of our School. LafargeHolcim Foundation has chosen only SALA and MIT as its partners in North America which demonstrates the calibre of academic rigour applied to the Awards."


The Head of the jury will be SALA faculty member Dr. Ray Cole, Professor of Architecture and former Director of SALA. Dr. Cole has been a distinguished, award winning teacher, researcher and thought leader in environmental issues in architectural design and education for the past 40 years. He is a former Director of the Canada Green Buildings Council and academic director of UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, an academic research group directed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building technologies and urban development practices in society.


Mr. Cole will be joined by an esteemed group of leaders in the architecture and academic communities including:

  • Kevin Daly, Founder, Kevin Daly Architects, USA
  • Paul Fast, Founder and Partner, Fast & Epp, Canada
  • Jeanne Gang, Founding Principal, Studio Gang, USA
  • Harry Gugger, Professor, Architectural & Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Forrest Meggers, Assistant Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture, USA
  • Jennifer Wolch, Dean & Professor, College of Environmental Design, University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Marc Angélil, Professor of Architecture & Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

 

 

In June 2017 the jury will review all North American entries in Main and Next Generation (under age 30) categories and will consider the merits of each for awards based on five target issues for sustainable construction:


PROGRESS- Innovation and transferability
PEOPLE- Ethical standards and social inclusion
PLANET- Resource and environmental performance
PROSPERITY- Economic viability and compatibility
PLACE- Contextual and aesthetic impact

 

The competition is open to projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape architecture and urban design. There is no fee to enter. Further information about the competition is found here: https://www.lafargeholcim-foundation.org/AwardApplication/lafargeholcim-awards-2016-2017/overview


Notable past Canadian award winners are:

  • Nader Tehrani- NADAAA
    Heritage Reframed/ University building renovation and extension- Toronto, Ontario
  • Mason White- Lateral
    Regional food-gathering nodes and logistics network- Iqaluit, NU
  • John Gunn- Laurentian University
    Living with Lakes Center for freshwater restoration and research- Sudbury, ON

 

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CONTACT

Jennifer Lewis

Director, Communications

Lafarge Canada Inc.

403-723-7151

jennifer.lewis@lafargeholcim.com

 

 

Ron Kellett

Director, School of Architecture and Landscape
Architecture- The University of British Columbia

604-827-5144

rkellett@sala.ubc.ca

 

ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.

Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of diversified construction materials and a member of the global group, 
LafargeHolcim. With more than 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community's infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.


Through LafargeHolcim's 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.

 

 

ABOUT THE LAFARGEHOLCIM FOUNDATION

Created in 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation raises awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering,urban planning and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future. The Foundation is supported by LafargeHolcim, the world leader in the building materials industry, but remains independent of commercial interests.


The international LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition for sustainable design and recognizes projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence and enhanced quality of life beyond technical solutions. The competition is now open for registration until March 21, 2017 at www.lafargeholcimawards.org/intro

 

 

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

SALA is a distinctive, highly ranked design school within a Faculty of Applied Science on the Vancouver campus of a large comprehensive research university consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world and a global leader in sustainable planning, design and construction. SALA offers professional graduate programs in architecture and landscape architecture, a post-professional program in urban design and an undergraduate honours program in environmental design. SALA's academic programs, faculty and students are deeply committed to the transciplinary knowledge, research, education and practice crucial to the design of a sustainable built and natural environment. For more information: https://sala.ubc.ca

 

 

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