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12.09.15 – Urban infill project by Ja Architecture Studio receives an Award of Merit

The Daniels Faculty would like to congratulate Ja Architecture Studio — the office of Daniels Faculty alumni Nima Javidi (MUD 2005), Behnaz Assadi (MLA 2008), and Hanieh Rezaei (MUD 2004) — on receiving an Award of Merit from Canadian Architect for its project “111”. The project team included Master of Architecture students Kyle O'Brien and Zhou Tang.

111 is an urban infill project — three 3-storey residential units — set atop a commercial podium in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood. The Studio describes the project as “an exercise in architectural massing and typology,” which “aims to create change in this sensitive historic context without falling into either extremes of aggressive development or low-rise domestic conformity.”

Canadian Architect's Awards of Excellence is an annual awards program open to all architects registered in Canada and Canadian architectural graduates with buildings in the design stage. It is one of only two national award programs devoted exclusively to architecture.

This year's jury included Maxime Alexis Frappier, principal and lead designer at ACDF Architecture in Montreal; Pat Hanson, founding partner of gh3 in Toronto; and Johanna Hurme, cofounder of 5468796 Architecture in Winnipeg.

Canadian Architect will provide exclusive coverage of the award winners in it’s December 2015 issue. For more information, visit: www.canadianarchitect.com