Students Architectural Scholarship in Honour of Michael Evamy

The architectural Scholarship in Honour of Michael Evamy is available to a Canadian student attending a Canadian school of architecture in the year prior to his, her, or their final year of study of their professional degree program.

Valued at $5,000, the award provides financial assistance to the selected student to undertake a specific research project based on a field of study of interest to him/her/them. The intent of the study is to enrich and advance the candidate’s personal and professional experience and knowledge on a topic relevant to the practice of architecture.

A secondary amount up to $3,000 is available for project related expenses, including travel, during the course of the investigation.

About Michael Evamy

Michael Evamy AAA, FRAIC, RCA lived and practiced as an architect in Calgary. The company that today we call DIALOG was originally founded by Martin Cohos and Phillipe Delasalle as Cohos Delasalle in Calgary in 1960. Martin and Phillippe were colleagues from McGill University in Montreal and both moved west where they were fascinated with the opportunity of Alberta. Michael Evamy joined Martin and Phillippe in 1963 and the firm became known as Cohos Delasalle Evamy. Paul Poffenroth joined a short time thereafter, effectively founding one of Canada’s first integrated design practices. After Phillippe left in the early 70s the firm became known as Cohos Evamy.

Michael was known as an architect with a passion for design excellence and a love of urban design. He was responsible for works across Alberta including buildings on the SAIT and University of Calgary Campuses and the Lethbridge Regional Hospital. Michael is remembered as contributing an important personal warmth, integrity and character to Cohos Evamy’s culture. Cohos Evamy’s ownership structure and culture formed the foundation on which DIALOG was built.

Who’s eligible

This award is open to all Canadian students enrolled in a Canadian school of architecture in the year prior to their final year of study in a professional architecture degree program.

To be eligible, applicants must also:

  1. Confirm their willingness to work within the available funds.
  2. Confirm their willingness to prepare a talk for public presentation and publication. DIALOG will organize the talk together with a reception. Travel expenses for the Talks will be funded separately from the Scholarship.
  3. Use the award money within one calendar year following notification of the award.

The 2024 Terms of Reference are available here.

How to apply

Please provide the following information:
Project description and methodology to be a maximum of 1,000 words plus images (if applicable)

  1. Cover Page: The cover page should clearly indicate the applicant’s name, title of the proposed project and date of submission.
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Project Description: Clearly and concisely identify the nature and objectives of the proposed project and how it relates to the specified field of study. Describe the scope of the project and define what the project intends to accomplish.
  4. Project Methodology: Outline how you propose to conduct your study (e.g. travel, research) including the general approach to the collection and analysis of information (e.g. photography, sketching, literature review, interviews, etc.).
  5. Project Schedule: Outline the time frame and location(s) of the study including time allotted for specific project tasks. If travel is involved, provide a proposed itinerary.
  6. Project Budget: Outline anticipated costs related to undertaking the proposed project. Include a breakdown of essential expenses such as travel (airfare, food, accommodation) telephone, postage, photography, photocopying, supplies, etc.
  7. Portfolio: Provide one example of previous project work demonstrating design and presentation capabilities.
  8. Information on the Applicant: Please provide the following information:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Mailing address
    • Telephone number
    • School of Architecture
    • Academic record
    • Awards, honours, grants received


  9. References: Each applicant is required to obtain three letters of support demonstrating the applicant’s leadership skills and ability to complete the proposed project. Reference letters are to be sent directly to the Scholarship Manager.
All material submitted will become the property of DIALOG and will not be returned to the applicant.

Your application may be submitted either by mail or electronically. If sent by mail, please provide three (3) sets of the information (items 1-9) listed above.

Mailing Instructions:

Mailed submissions must be received at the following address no later than the deadline:

Scholarship in Honour of Michael Evamy
Attention: Scholarship Manager
35 John Street, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3G6

Electronic Submission:

Submit your application electronically between 8:00 AM MST on March 1 and 11:59 PM MST on April 1, 2024.

For electronic submission instructions, please contact Diego Morettin, Scholarship Manager.

Application deadline

Applications are due at 11:59PM MST on April 1, 2024.

How the recipient is selected

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • The candidate’s expressed interest in the scholarship and his/her/their chosen field of study.
  • The specific nature of the investigation relative to his/her/their chosen field of study.
  • Demonstrated academic achievement and leadership ability.

The successful candidate will be notified and the award will be publicly announced.


Questions may be directed toward:

Diego Morettin