2019 WRSA Recognition Award Winners

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2019 JURY

This year’s jury comprised Walter Derhak, B. Arch, BES, OAA, MRAIC, a principal of Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc, Evangelo B. Kalmantis, B Tech, M Arch, OAA, MRAIC, NCARB, LEED-AP BD+C, is Principal and Director at Integral Architecture Inc, and Dorian Moore, AIA, CNU, BSArch, MArch • Vice President of Archive DS.

2019 Design Excellence Award / Built

Sandwich Brewing Company

3230 Sandwich Street, Windsor On

Jason Sekela, Scott Black, Nicole Sekela, Carrie Sekela (owners and proprietors)

Studio g+G architecture (lead design architect)

Haddad Morgan and Associates (engineer)

Jury’s comments:

Sandwich Brewing Co. is a delightful exposition of modest adaptive reuse, that can motivate further main street renewal and vitality. The reimagined facade of the Brewery reinvigorates Sandwich Street’s eclectic main street using practical materials, playful geometry and scale, and a welcoming exposure of the brewery interior. The interior uses every opportunity of the existing spaces and surfaces to create a welcoming and relaxed character through exposed structural interventions and materials. The Brewery provides an example of bringing together innovative architectural thinking and practical renovation scope to create valuable contributions to our neighborhood main streets.

For more on the Sandwich Brewing Company:

sandwich brewing co.

2019 Design Excellence Award / Proposal or Study

No submissions received

2019 Professional Recognition Award

Jerry Glos

JERRY GLOS was born in Windsor and lived here his entire life, with the exception of a brief period during which he lived in Montreal to attend McGill University. It was there that, in 1955, he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Jerry began his career at Giffels Associates in Windsor. In 1959 he established Trace & Glos in partnership with Jack Trace, a well-known architect in Southwestern Ontario. In 1966, the firm became Glos Architects and Engineers when Carl M. Glos, a Civil Engineer and Martin Glos, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, joined the firm.

As one of the founders of Glos Associates Inc. and Senior Architect, Jerry oversaw the design process from beginning to end and provide insight and feedback from the wealth of his 50+ years of architectural experience. Jerry was extremely proud of his contributions to our community including the CKLW Radio Station located on Ouellette Ave and the original University of Windsor Human Kinetics Building.

Jerry’s honours included being inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for outstanding achievement in June, 2015. This is one of Canada’s most prestigious designations in the field of architecture.

2019 Cultural Recognition Award

Vincent Georgie

The Windsor International Film Festival’s Executive Director Vincent Georgie’s has worked tirelessly for the past number of years to ensure the inclusion of architectural themed content in the WIFF, Canada’s largest volunteer-run film festival. Vincent has continuously gone above and beyond to help demonstrate the value of good architecture, design, construction and planning by program films such as THE ARCHITECT, BIG TIME, A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY, THE COMPETITION, FROM NOTHING – SOMETHING, CITIZEN JANE, MY PIECE OF THE CITY and THE INFINITE HAPPINESS to name just a few.

Vincent has also ensured the creation of the WIFF “Official Champion of Downtown Windsor” sponsorship tied to the WRSA and our efforts to create a thriving city core.[/column]