Awards

LGA Architectural Partners

2019 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Architectural Firm Award
2009 Ontario WoodWORKS! Architect Advocate Award (in recognition of the firm’s history of innovative wood design)
1999–2001 Toronto Life Magazine, Best of Toronto Life 20th Anniversary Award

Toronto Public Library, Albert Campbell Branch Renovation

2024 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award
2023 Heritage Toronto Award
2022
Architectural Woodwork Manufacturer Association of Canada Ontario Award

UTSC Indigenous House

2023 Canadian Architect Award

MABELLEpantry

2023 Toronto Artscape Foundation and Urban Land Institute Tim Jones Creative Placemaking Award (Awarded to MABELLEarts)

Stackt Market

2023 Toronto Urban Design Award
2023
Designlines Magazine Public Space of the Year
2021 Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, Retail Innovation Award

TCH, Alexandra Park Revitalization

2021 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence
2021 Urban Land Institute Americas Award for Excellence

Evergreen Brick Works, Future Cities Centre (Kiln Building Redevelopment)

2021 Ontario Concrete Award – Material Development and Innovation

Eva’s Phoenix, Brant Street

2018 Illinois Institute of Technology Mies Crown Hall Prize Nominee
2018 Social Jury Frame Award
2017 National Trust for Canada’s Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award
2017 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award
2017 Canadian Green Building Council SAB Magazine Awards, Interior Design Category

Laurentian University, McEwen School of Architecture

2018 Chicago Anthenaeum International Architecture Award
2018 Ontario Consulting Engineering Award
2017 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award
2017 WoodWorks Ontario Award: Building over $10 million

Toronto Public Library, Scarborough Civic Centre Branch

2016 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award
2016 Ontario Library Association Library Building Award
2015 Ontario Wood WORKS! Design Award

Kitchener Public Library, Central Branch Expansion

2015 Ontario Library Association Library Building Award

Toronto Birth Centre

2014 IIDA Healthcare Interior Design – Honourable Mention

Scadding Court Community Centre Market 707

2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards – Special Jury Award

NCFST, Native Child & Family Life Centre

2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards – Award of Merit
2012 Green Toronto Awards: Finalist
2011 Design Exchange DX Award: ID Commercial – Silver Award
2010 Interior Design Magazine’s Best of the Year Award – Institutional
2010 Design Exchange DX Award – Honourable Mention: Landscape/Roof Garden (with Scott Torrance Landscape Architect)
2010 Design Exchange DX Award – Honourable Mention for Signage (with Adams & Associates)
2009 Ontario WoodWORKS! Institutional Wood Design <$10M Award for the Longhouse at NCFST’s Centre for Native Child & Family Well Being

Cambridge Library & Galleries, Queen’s Square Library

2012 Ontario Library Association Library Building Award

York University, Scott Library Learning Commons

2011 Design Exchange DX Award: ID Commercial – Honourable Mention

Opeongo Road House

2011 Ontario WoodWORKS! Jury’s Choice

Adams Fleming House

2010 HISE Award
2005 Design Exchange DX Award

Bridgenorth Library and Community Hall

2009 Ontario WoodWORKS! Green Building Wood Design Award

Best Booth

2009 Interior Design Show Best Booth: ‘Collaborations’

Cambridge Library & Galleries, Design at Riverside

2008 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence

Peel Youth Village

2008 Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Award – Best Practices in Affordable Housing
2008 Design Exchange DX Award
2005 Mississauga Urban Design Award
2005 Canadian Wood Council, ‘WoodWORKS! Award’ for Exemplary Use of Wood Products in a Building

University of Waterloo, School of Architecture

2008 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence
2005 Design Exchange DX Award
2005 Grand Valley Construction Association’s Building Excellence Award for Restoration / Conversion
2005 Canadian Wood Council, ‘WoodWORKS! Award’ Heritage Category
2004 Canadian Urban Institute Brownfields: ‘Brownie’ Award for the Best Heritage / Adaptive Re-use Project

Euclid House

2008 Design Exchange DX Award
2007 Toronto Urban Design Award
2007 Green Toronto Award – Award of Excellence
2007 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence

Leonard Avenue Modular Housing

2007 Toronto Urban Design Award: Leonard Avenue Modular Housing
2007 RAIC Award of Excellence for Innovative in Design: Pre-fabricated Rooftop Addition
2006 Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Award – Best Practices in Affordable Housing

Queen West Triangle Planning Project

2007 Toronto Urban Design Award

Vermicondo

2006 IDS Award: Prototype Design Ideas for the Home

Homeward Bound Housing and Program
2006 Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Award – Best Practices in Affordable Housing

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre, 973 Lansdowne Avenue

2006 Canadian Urban Institute Brownfields ‘Brownie Award – Best ‘Small Building’ Heritage / Adaptive Re-use project

E’Terra, Cree Village Eco Lodge

2005 Tourism Industry of Canada (TIAC) National Awards for Tourism Excellence, Air Canada Business of the Year Award
2005 Canadian Wood Council, ‘WoodWORKS! Award’ for the Best Sustainable Project Using Wood

Eva’s Phoenix, Ordnance Street

2004 Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing Award for Best Practices in Affordable Housing
2000 Design Exchange DX Award for Transitional Housing
2000 Peter J Marshall Municipal Innovation Award of Excellence

The Meeting Place, 21 West Neighbourhood House

1999–2001 Toronto Urban Design Award

To Go Cafe

1999–2001 Design Exchange DX Award

Port Royal Presentation Centre

1999–2001 Silver Georgie Award (Vancouver Design Awards)

Strachan House

1999 Governor General’s Medal of Excellence in Architecture

Media

2024

ArchDaily – (June 2024) Meaford Public Library
Azure – (May 2024) 10 Featured Speakers to Check Out at Human/Nature
Canadian Architect – (May 2024) Canada Council announces Prix de Rome and J.B.C. Watkins Award winners
Architizer – (May 2024) 25 Best Architecture Firms in Toronto
SAB Magazine – (May 2024) Albert Campbell Library Renovation/Modernization
Globe & Mail – (May 2024) A concrete library shows the power of renovation
ArchDaily – (May 2024) Toronto Public Library – Albert Campbell Branch
NRU — (May 2024) CMHC Announces Finalists for Level-Up Housing Supply Challenge
NRU – (May 2024) Helping Turn Policies into Units
Globe & Mail – (April 2024) Fourplexes are a complicated niche that could provide some housing relief
UrbanToronto – (April 2024) Sustainability Month: ReHousing — A Multiplex How-To Guide Explores What’s Possible in the Yellowbelt
Canadian Architect – (April 2024) Code Shift
Canadian Architect – (April 2024) Beyond making nice buildings, what can architects do for public housing?
Canadian Architect – (March 2024) Ontario Association of Architects announces 2024 Design Excellence Awards finalists
Canadian Architect – (March 2024) ReHousing receives $25,000 CMHC Housing Research Award
Daily Commercial News – (March 2024) Toronto ReHousing Program wins Top CMHC Award
Gibbs Publishing – (March 2024) ADUs: The Perfect Housing Solution
Designlines – (January 2024) For housing-obsessed Toronto, laneway homes are gaining popularity for the unique opportunity they offer to enter the residential market 

2023

Canadian Architect – (December 2023) Jury Comments: 2023 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence
Canada Connect – (December 2023) Architects asked for housing solutions during Buildings Show forum
Canadian Architect – (December 2023) The Winners: 2023 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence
Canadian Architect – (December 2023) Winners Announced for the 2023 Heritage Toronto Awards
Urbantoronto – (October 2023) Heritage Toronto Honours Architectural Excellence at 48th Annual Awards
Canadian Architect (September 2023): McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian U celebrates 10th anniversary
OpenShelf (August 2023) – Meaford’s New Main Library Branch – Creating a Village
Canadian Architect (August 2023) – Op-Ed: MABELLEpark
Storeys (August 28, 2023) – Toronto’s Bumpy Path to Missing Middle Housing Needs to be Smoothed Over
Spacing Magazine (August 2023) – Re-Imaging Laneways in Toronto
Toronto Star – (July 1, 2023) College Laneway House a family affair that transforms small space into expansive home
Canadian Architect (July 2023) – Too Much and Not Enough: Not for Sale! at the Venice Biennale
Canadian Architect (June 2023) – A New Chapter Toronto Public Library Albert Campbell Branch, Scarborough, Ontario
Globe and Mail (June 2023) – Promontory Park: Toronto’s new paradise for kids? It’ll Take $50-million
AZURE (June 2023) – At the Venice Biennale, Radical Solutions for Canada’s Housing Crises
ARCHITECT Magazine (May 2023) – Nine Pavilions to Explore at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice
AZURE – (March 2023) The New Era of Circular Architecture
AZURE (March 2023) – Unlocking the “Missing Little” in Toronto’s Housing Supply
Globe and Mail (January 2023) – Toronto laneway house brings flexibility and rental revenue opportunities

2022

Dwell Magazine (July 2022) – A Toronto Alley is Reanimated With An Apartment and Studio Pop-Up
SHARP Magazine (January 2022) – Meet Canada’s Best Laneway House Specialists

2021

BlogTO (November 2021) – Toronto is getting a breathtaking new building unlike anything it’s seen before
Globe and Mail (September 2021) – Indigenous House at U of T Scarborough shows an architecture that goes deep

2020

BlogTO (September 2020) – The 35 most iconic Toronto buildings by neighbourhoods
Urban Toronto (March 2020) – Wigwamen Terrace expansion progressing near Bloor
UrbanNext (January 2020) – Stackt Market: Bold Urban Intervention

2019

Designlines (December 2019) – LGA Stackt is our public space of the year
Toronto Star (November 2019) – Ugly as Heck: Torontonians weigh on their favourite and least favourite buildings
Toronto Storeys (September 2019) – 5 of Toronto’s most Instagrammable libraries
Designlines (August 2019) – Design ideas from 10 fresh, real life backyards
Globe and Mail (June 2019) – A new market experience evolves from old shipping containers and a new retail vision
Treehugger (June 2019) – Stackt, an instant shipping container shopping and entertainment spot, is built in Toronto
Canadian Architect Magazine (April 2019) – LGA designs Canada’s largest shipping container retail market
Now Magazine (April 2019) – The story behind Toronto’s shipping container market Stackt
CBC News (January 2019) – Giant market primarily of shipping containers set to open in Toronto

2018

Toronto Star (November 2018) – Evergreen’s revamped Kiln Building points to the future of cities
Daily Commercial News (November 2018) – Awards celebrate innovative concrete projects
Urban Toronto (September 2018) – Heritage Toronto 2018 Special Achievement Award Goes to Toronto Public Library
ArchDaily (June 2018) – 15 Inspiring Architecture Schools From Around the World
REMI Network/Canadian Facility Management and Design (May 2018) – New architecture school brings lessons to life
Globe and Mail (May 2018) – How a kiln building at Toronto’ Evergreen Brick Works will heat up the new Future Cities Canada
CBC Radio Podcast (May 2018) – Native Child and the Full Moon
Azure Magazine (January 2018) – Buildings to Watch in 2018

2017

Greenroofs.com (December 2017) – Project of the week
BlogTO (October 2017) – The top 35 buildings in Toronto
Toronto Star (October 2017) – Put an Indigenous face on urban design group urges: Native Montreal exposition showcases world-class architecture in hopes cities will do a better job showcasing Canada’s indigenous heritage
Wallpaper (August 2017) – Outsider art: the must-see outdoor installations for 2017
Urban Toronto (June 2017) – Three-Storey Addition Proposed to Wigwamen Terrace
Urban Toronto (June 2017) – Women’s Shelter Proposed at 940 Sheppard Avenue West
Inside Toronto (May 2017) – Toronto Birth Centre celebrates 1,000 delivery, expands services
Urban Land Institute (March/April 2017) – ULX: 10 Libraries and Community Hubs
Co.Design (March 2017) – The Building is Redefining What a Homeless Shelter Means: Eva’s Phoenix is like a city within a city in downtown Toronto
Canadian Facility Management & Design (March 2017) – Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit: Development to transform heritage-designated kiln building at Brick Works
Reimagine Magazine (January 2017)- Brick by Brick: A national not-for-profit has begun a retrofit of an old kiln building