Toronto Urban Design Awards 2015

September 16, 2015 was an exciting evening for Paul Raff Studio and many others who attended the
25th anniversary for the Toronto Urban Design Awards.

2015 Jury Members
Alex Bozikovic, Architecture Critic, Globe & Mail
George Dark, Partner, Urban Strategies
Stephen Teeple, Founder and Principal, Teeple Architects
Sibylle Von Knobloch, Principal, NAK Design Group Inc.

Mirage received an Award of Excellence in the Elements category for its significant contribution to Underpass Park, animating the area by visually altering the play of light and space.

Jury Comment, Mirage
“This installation uses light and colour to animate a difficult space – the underside of an overpass – which might otherwise feel grim. The work is simple in its composition and yet produces a variety of experience, addressing both adults and children and transitioning well from day to night.”

Photo: Nicola Betts, 2012

Part of a collection belonging to job #2015-043.

Shoreline Commemorative received an Award of Merit in the Small Open Spaces category for using a recess in Front and Church Street to contextualize our relationship with space and time in regards our visual field.

Jury Comment, Shoreline Commemorative
“Toronto’s original waterfront along Front Street is, today, invisible. With just three gestures, this thoughtful work of public art evokes this lost topography and the built form that has overtaken it. The jury admired the way this work fills a space which might have been an afterthought in the design of the building.”

CON-004_IMG_S1_Looking West_Scott Norsworthy

Part of a collection belonging to job #2015-043.