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Call for nominations to 2022 Margolese Design for Living Prize
Canada Architecture News - Feb 25, 2022 - 10:24 936 views
UBC’s School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture now accepting nominations for $50,000 design award.
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Margolese Design for Living Prize. The $50,000 prize honours a Canadian designer whose work uplifts people, places and communities.
According to SALA director Ron Kellett, “We are proud to host the Margolese Design for Living Prize, which extends SALA’s ambition to inspire the next generation of designers to positively shape the future through their work.”
Qualified candidates must be Canadian citizens and early to mid-career professionals whose design practice and advocacy demonstrates wide environmental and social impact across a diversity of design disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.
Nominations are open until April 10, 2022.
Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by others. Nominations will be evaluated by a peer jury. A shortlist will be notified at the end of April, and a winner will be announced in September 2022. An event to celebrate the winner and award the $50,000 prize will be held in October 2022.
The Margolese Prize was established ten years ago through an estate gift to UBC by the late Leonard Herbert Margolese. In 2021, the award was granted to ecological designer Nina-Marie Lister, whose transdisciplinary research and practice involves integrated designs that connect cities, landscapes, people and nature.
SALA, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia, is located in Vancouver, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We are a community of scholars, designers,
and makers united by a shared commitment to design in the service of progressive environmental and social values. The Margolese Design for Living Prize reflects the values and vision that have shaped our School. Our campus and city offer distinctive laboratories from which to address the urgent issues of our time. Our location on Canada’s West Coast connects us to like-minded communities, from Cascadia to the Pacific Rim.
Top image courtesy of Margolese Design for Living Prize.