Canadian Consulting Engineer

Ontario College of Art and Design addition wins Schreyer Award

November 24, 2005
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

The winners of the 2005 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were announced at a gala celebration at the Fairmont...

The winners of the 2005 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were announced at a gala celebration at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa last night. The awards are co-sponsored and organized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.

Details of the winning projects are in Canadian Consulting Engineer’s October-November issue, now posted at

The Schreyer Award, chosen as the most outstanding technical project overall, went to:

Ontario College of Art & Design, Sharp Centre for Design, Toronto – Structural Engineering.
The award-winning firms are consulting engineers Carruthers & Wallace Limited and MCW Consultants Ltd. (Toronto, Ont.)
Category: Buildings


The “Tabletop,” structure is a dramatic two-storey block of studios and classrooms that floats 28 metres above the art college’s existing building on McCaul Street in downtown Toronto. The structure is partially supported by a set of splayed metal columns in bright colours.

The project was also featured in Canadian Consulting Engineer’s December 2003 award-winning article, “The New Eccentrics.”

Awards of Excellence went to the following projects:

Sea to Sky Highway Test Section – Design and Construction Services
Lions Bay, B.C.
by Associated Engineering with Golder Associates (Burnaby, B.C.)
Category: Transportation

Remediation of Sungai Bera Holding Basins
Brunei, Southeast Asia
by Jacques Whitford Limited (Dartmouth, N.S.)
Category: Environmental Remediation

Harvey Barracks Environmental Remediation, Calgary
by Golder Associates Ltd., (Calgary, Alta.)
Category: Environmental Remediation

African Development Bank’s Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures
by Tecsult Inc. (Montreal, Que.)
Category: Studies, Software & Special Services

Specialty Sinks for Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Unit, Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton
by Hemisphere Engineering Inc. (Edmonton, Alta.)
Category: Studies, Software and Special Services

Pearson International Airport Terminal Development Stage 1, Toronto
by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ltd., lead consultant in MGP Project Managers (Toronto, Ont.)
Category: Project Management

The Alberta SuperNet
by Morrison Hershfield Limited (Calgary, Alta.)
Category: Project Management

Dam Safety Programs in Costa Rica and El Salvador
by Acres International (Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Category: International

Identification and Analysis of Sources of Pollution in the Dnieper River Basin
Ukraine, Belarus and Russia
by SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc. (Toronto, Ont.)
Category: International

The annual awards, launched 37 years ago, are the most important national mark of recognition for projects recently completed by consulting engineering firms.

The 10 winning projects, located in Canada and around the world, include engineering for buildings and infrastructure, environmental site remediations and special studies.

The winners were selected from 67 entries on the basis of the engineers’ use of technical innovation and project management expertise. The environmental, social and economic benefits of the project are also taken into account.

The jury was a panel of eminent engineers from across Canada. The chair this year was Mr. Carl Yates, P.Eng., General Manager of the Halifax Regional Water Commission in Nova Scotia.

Award Sponsors
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada/Association des ingnieurs-conseils du Canada (ACEC/AICC) is the national association of consulting firms that provide engineering and other technology-based intellectual services. Its offices are in Ottawa.

Canadian Consulting Engineer is a bi-monthly magazine for engineers in private practice. It is owned by the Business Information Group of Toronto.

More information & photos:
Bronwen Parsons, Editor, Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, Toronto. Tel. 416-510-5119, E-mail

Claude Paul Boivin, President, Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, Ottawa. Tel. 613-236-0569, e-mail



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