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Livable City Design Award winners announced

November 13, 2014 -

The 2014 Livable City Design Awards, celebrating excellence in building project design, were handed out last night at the central branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

And the winners are:

People's Choice Award

École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School, 529 St. Martha St.– designed by ZAS Architects Inc.; Colbourne & Kembel, Architects Inc; and Graham Hess and Associates Inc. for the Limestone District School Board.

This project won 230 of the 1205 votes submitted for the People's Choice Award through the City's website in September and October.

Awards of Excellence

  • Courtyards on Crossfield – these private residences were designed by Geertsma Homes Ltd.
  • École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School, 529 St. Martha Street – designed by ZAS Architects Inc.; Colbourne & Kembel, Architects Inc; and Graham Hess and Associates Inc. for the Limestone District School Board.
  • Hewett House, 3 Hewett Ave. – designed by Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. for the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • James Medley House, 230 James St., Barriefield Village – designed by Robert Cardwell for himself and Elizabeth Cardwell.
  • McIntyre McFadden House, 2493 Highway 2 – designed by Hughes Downey Architects Ltd. for Don Taylor
  • Smith Robinson Building, 27 Princess Street - designed by Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. for ABNA Investments Ltd.

Awards of Merit

  • 258-260 Princess St., Mixed Use Renovation & Addition – designed by Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. for BPE Development.
  • 44-46 Colborne St., Residential Renovation & Addition – designed by Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. for Gerry Shoalts, Linda Williams, Don Kerstens and Heesok Lim.
  • 8 Maitland St. Residential Renovation – designed by Hughes Downey Architects for Beverley Baines and Denis Magnusson.
  • The Alford Building, 119-121 Princess St. – designed by Alexander Wilson Architect Inc. for RHA Holdings Inc.
  • Alwington Avenue Bioswale Project – designed by the City of Kingston and Stone & Maple Landscaping for the City of Kingston.
  • Jack Astor's Bar and Grill, 330 King St. E. – designed by Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. for Springer Group of Companies; SIR CORP.
  • Park Lane Suites, 1 Mack St. – designed by Podium Development Inc. and Peter Higgins Architect Inc. for Peter Hartel.
  • Queen's University School of Medicine at 15 Arch St. – designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. for Queen's University.
  • Trailhead Kingston, 262 Princess St. – designed by Sherman Hill – and owners James and Linda Malcolm.

The winning projects are available for viewing at www.CityofKingston.ca/livablecity.

This year's Livable City Awards recognize Kingston projects completed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013.

The projects were evaluated based on: significance to the City; significance to their community; innovation; context; execution; green design; and accessibility. Conservation practices were also considered for heritage restoration projects.

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