Receives Commendation in AR Future Projects Awards
EVOQ Architecture (formerly FGMDA) is proud to announce that the firm has won two prestigious architecture awards from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP):
The Wellington Building received an Award of Excellence in the category of Conservation: Architecture. The Committee and Jury thought “the project complexities were very well explained, and appreciated the high quality of the design work.” The Wellington Building is a Federal Government building in the Parliamentary Precinct of Ottawa, Ontario. EVOQ was the Heritage Conservation Architect, responsible for all aspects of the historic elements in the complex, including the exterior envelope, ornamental entrance canopy and the interior heritage spaces. The rehabilitation, restoration and preservation of these elements were designed and managed by Julia Gersovitz, Eric Stein and Neil McNulty. The prime consultant was NORR Limited.
The Blinderman Residence received an Award of Excellence in the category of Conservation: Small & Lovely. The Committee and the Jury thought the submission was “excellent, and appreciated the sensitive minimal intervention.” The residence is the former home of renowned architect Percy Nobbs, located in Westmount, Quebec. The project was designed and managed by Julia Gersovitz, Rosanne Moss and Giovanni Diodati.
The awards were presented at the National Trust Conference in Hamilton, Ontario on October 21, 2016. “We are extremely honoured to be recognized with these awards. The two projects showcase the range of our expertise and talents, which we apply with equal passion to monumental institutional buildings and smaller, architectural gems” said Julia Gersovitz, EVOQ Director.
About the CAHP and the National Trust for Canada
The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) is a non-profit organization that provides stewardship for cultural heritage resources, promotes the highest standards of heritage conservation principles and practice, and fosters and promotes public and legislative support for the conservation of heritage resources. The National Trust for Canada is a membership-based organization and charity established by the Government of Canada dedicated to promoting the conservation, understanding and appreciation of our nation’s heritage buildings, historic places and cultural landscapes.
EVOQ is an award-winning architecture firm recognized for quality interventions and site sensitive design solutions. The firm was established as a partnership (formerly known as FGMDA) in 1996, following the merger of two offices each founded in 1983. In 2016, the firm incorporated and became EVOQ Architecture Inc. The firm is managed by architects Alain Fournier, Julia Gersovitz, Rosanne Moss, Georges Drolet, Giovanni Diodati, Dima Cook and Éric Moutquin. EVOQ specializes in heritage conservation and Inuit and First Nations architecture, with additional expertise in residential and retail projects and heritage planning. EVOQ has over 100 employees, based in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Iqaluit. The firm’s portfolio includes a number of high-profile buildings including the West Block of Parliament in Ottawa, the heritage conservation of Union Station in Toronto and the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Nunavut.