The purpose of the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards in Architecture is to recognize and celebrate excellence in architectural design in recently completed projects by Newfoundland and Labrador Architects. The award provides: - Recognition of excellence in architectural design by Newfoundland and Labrador Architects. - An opportunity to celebrate achievements of Newfoundland and Labrador Architects. - An opportunity to increase public understanding of the context and fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador architecture and to increase public understanding of how architecture reflects the society that builds it. - An opportunity to highlight the social, cultural, historical and economic forces expressed in Newfoundland and Labrador’s built environment. - An opportunity to foster the value of architecture in our daily lives. The award winning projects were selected by a jury of five individuals based on several principles the panel agreed to be important in design excellence. Sustainability – good design must address the energy and environmental challenges facing the design/construction industry. Replicability – Can it serve as a good example for other projects regionally, or nationally? Efficacy – The project should demonstrate efficiency in program, design, materials and operations. Appreciation for the profession – The value of an Architect in the design process must be evident. Elevate design – The project should reinforce the importance of design to the public. Source: Read the article