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DIALOG in Collaboration with Smoke Architecture Earns Architizer A+Awards Win in Educational Interiors Category for Centennial College A-Building Expansion

June 5, 2024

Centennial College A-Building Expansion, designed by DIALOG in collaboration with Smoke Architecture, was announced as Jury Winner of the Architizer A+Awards in the Educational Interiors Category.

The Educational Interiors award represents meaningful design worldwide and showcases the positive impact the Centennial College A-Building Expansion has on everyday life. In its 12th year, the Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the world’s best architecture.

Selected from an esteemed panel of judges, Centennial College A-Building Expansion was one of five worldwide to be selected in this award category, demonstrating the appreciation for the meaningful design to respond to society’s changing needs.

The Centennial College A-Building Expansion is a transformative addition to the college’s campus that seamlessly blends Indigenous perspectives, sustainability, and innovative architecture. The project is Canada’s first LEED Gold, zero carbon, WELL certified, mass timber, higher-education facility. The building stands as a testament to the profound commitment to truth and reconciliation.

The building was designed as an opportunity to demonstrate how higher education facilities can not only provide state-of-the-art educational and cultural spaces, but do so in a way that significantly reduces embodied carbon emissions. The building pays homage to Indigenous traditions and nature-inspired sustainability, harmonizing Indigenous wisdom and Western perspectives.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this project on this achievement, and to all the other award winners!

Photography by James Brittain.

Learn about all winners here.

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The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. We share the world’s best architecture with a global audience of 400+ million.