DECEMBER 9, 2014
Alar Kongats invited as a guest critic at the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design final Option Studio reviews for Josemaria De Churtichaga, 2014 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair.
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Alar Kongats invited as a guest critic for Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science final 3rd Year Studio reviews.
OCTOBER 22, 2014
University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Paths to Practice 2014
Kongats Architects participated in a day long event hosted by the School of Architecture and Co-operative Education and Career Action to bring together students, professionals, faculty, and co-operative education in exploration of current Architectural practice and employment opportunities. Paths to Practice was sponsored by the Ontario Association of Architects and supported by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
- Christopher Glaisek, Waterfront Toronto
- Jason Halter, Wonder incorporated
- Hans Ibelings, Architecture critic
- Alar Kongats, Kongats Architects
- Teresa Przybylski, Architect and Stage Designer
- Hunter Tura, Bruce Mau Design
Moderator: Lola Sheppard, Associate Professor, Waterloo School of Architecture.
OCTOBER 3, 2014
National Capital Commission
Capital Urbanism Lab Event: Design Excellence
The National Capital Commission (NCC), in conjunction with Ottawa Architecture Week, had the pleasure of presenting a dynamic discussion on the subject of design excellence with recipients of the governor general’s award. The discussion also helped contribute to the NCC’s pursuit of superior design and architecture in the Capital.
- Manon Asselin, Atelier TAG, Montreal
- Alar Kongats, Kongats Architects, Toronto
- Diarmuid Nash, Moriyama Teshima Architects, Toronto
- Colin Neufeld, 5468796 architecture, Winnipeg
Moderator: Maria Cook, Manager, Communications and Advocacy, at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
JUNE 3, 2014
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MAY 30, 2014
OAA Turns 125: 25 Award Winners from 1989-2014.
Exhbition: June 3 - 21, 2014.
Idea Exchange | Design at Riverside, 7 Melville St. S, Cambridge
Design at Riverside saluted the 125th Anniversary of the Ontario Association of Architects with an exhibition of 25 award winning architectural projects selected from the OAA Awards archives. One project from each year from 1989 – 2014 was chosen to mark the founding of the OAA awards and the 25 years since the centenary of the OAA. Kongats Architects’ designed Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex was chosen to represent the Year 2012.
MAY 22, 2014
Kongats Architects awarded a 2014 Governor General's Medal for Architecture and a 2014 OAA Design Excellence Award for the Centennial College Athletic and Wellness Centre.
OCTOBER 9, 2012
A scene from the upcoming Robocop movie is being filmed at the Centennial College Athletic and Wellness Centre.
OCTOBER 5, 2012
The Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery will be opening its doors to the public tonight at 6:00 pm, starting with downtown Sarnia's First Friday cultural walk-about.
JULY 19, 2012
Kongats Architects has created an installation for the group show entitled Born Again: The Repurposed City at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The show will be on display from July 20, 2012 - to September 16, 2012. Opening reception will be on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 6 - 10pm.
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MAY 11, 2012
Kongats Architects awarded Ontario Association of Architects 2012 Architectural Excellence Award “Best of Show” for the University of Toronto Mississauga Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex May 11 at the OAA Celebration of Excellence Dinner held at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. The building was selected from a field 160 submissions for the 2012 OAA awards programme.
MAY 8, 2012
Kongats Architects awarded 2012 Governor General’s Medal for Architecture for the University of Toronto Mississauga Terrene Donnelly Health Sciences Complex.
"A large institutional building is articulated and humanised by skillful massing and the inventive treatment of the facade. A cladding system of shimmering metal fins animates the stacked box arrangement of volumes, and gives the building a distinctive set-piece quality amid its campus neighbours. Interiors are luminous and civilised with ample natural light, and the sliding stacked volumes create terraces for encounter and engagement.The quality of detailing is exceptional and the sophisticated use of materials lifts the building into a class of its own."
APRIL 3, 2012
Kongats Architects awarded Ontario Association of Architects 2012 Architectural Design Excellence Award for the University of Toronto Mississauga Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex