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Niagara Biennial Design Awards unveil esteemed jury members

Niagara Region is excited to unveil the esteemed jurors who will help select projects worthy of recognition at this year’s Biennial Design Awards.

Launched on Nov. 1 2019, the inaugural awards program celebrates excellence in design of the built environment in Niagara.

The jury panel selected to evaluate submissions is made up of distinguished urban designers, architects, landscape architects, interior designers and visual artists from Niagara and the Greater Toronto-Hamilton area.

The jurors deciding the winning submissions are:

  • ​Amy Friend
  • Gordon Stratford
  • Ken Greenberg
  • Linda Irvine
  • Lois Weinthal

Deadline to apply to the Biennial Awards is fast-approaching. Submissions are due by Jan. 24, 2020 at midnight.

Finalists and their works will be featured at an awards ceremony in May, 2020.

Building on the previous Niagara Community Design Awards, the new program celebrates design excellence and recognizes the owners, designers and makers that contribute to raising the bar for design in Niagara.

The award categories include architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, interior design, outdoor art and student design projects. Projects must be located within the municipal boundaries of Niagara Region and be substantially completed between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2019.

For further details and requirements for submitting nominations, visit the Niagara Biennial Design Awards.


"Niagara Region is proud to have five esteemed and creative design leaders as part of the jury panel to evaluate submissions for the Niagara Biennial Design Awards. These awards celebrate the role of design toward the enhancement of Niagara’s authentic character and contribute to Niagara’s profile globally. I wish to sincerely thank all those who participated by submitting nominations and applications."
~ Rino Mostacci, Commissioner, Planning and Development Services
"The Niagara peninsula is a very special place. I am looking forward to seeing design responses that recognize its unique qualities."
~ Ken Greenberg, Jury Member


Peter Criscione
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3747

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