Two Canam-Buildings projects took top honors at the 2015 edition of the Prix d’excellence en architecture (PEA), an architectural awards gala that took place last November 21st at the Montreal Science Centre.
People’s choice category
The People’s choice award was conferred to the St-Louis College project, a high school of Montreal’s Lachine district. The College is now part of an old abandoned English school that was completely restored and expanded. Canam-Buildings supplied 177 tons of joists, steel deck and girts in the scope of this project.
Reconversion and recycling category
The Reconversion and recycling award went to the Monique-Corriveau Library project in Quebec City for its architectural recycling of a church, rehabilitated and expanded to be turned into a new library, while preserving portions of the original architecture recalling its initial vocation. Canam-Buildings produced 60 tons of joists, joist girders and steel deck for this project.
About the PEA Awards
The Prix d’excellence en architecture (PEA), which began in 1978, highlight the essential contribution of Quebec’s architects in the built environment. Organized by the Ordre des architectes du Québec (Quebec Order of Architects), the event identifies and showcases outstanding architectural projects executed in Quebec and elsewhere around the world by Quebec’s architects. The prizes are awarded to architects and their customers in order to underline the collaboration needed to produce quality works.