January 29, 2013 10:16 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2013) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the Governor General's Medals in Architecture during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, February 1, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.
The Governor General's Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects. This program, created by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society. These awards are administered jointly by Architecture Canada - RAIC and the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners. The winners were announced by the RAIC and the Canada Council for the Arts in May 2012.
The following projects will be honoured this year:
Descriptions and downloadable images of the architectural firms and their winning buildings are available at www.raic.org and www.canadacouncil.ca.
Media wishing to cover the ceremony are asked to confirm their presence in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later
than 1:45 p.m.
Rideau Hall Press OfficeJulie Rocheleau613firstname.lastname@example.orgFor interviews with the recipients please contact:Sylvie Powell, CommunicationsArchitecture CanadaRoyal Architectural Institute of Canada613email@example.comMireille AllaireCommunications OfficerCanada Council for the Arts613-566-4414, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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