The 33rd annual Mississauga Urban Design Awards (MUDA) took place at the Art Gallery of Mississauga on October 2.

The city’s latest and greatest architectural gems were honoured with a focus on designing healthy environments that create unique and memorable urban experiences. To support this theme, MUDA awarded its first Healthy by Design award in partnership with the Region of Peel, Public Health Unit.

This year’s winners are:

Award of Excellence:
1. Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 1

Award of Merit:
1. Award of Merit for Community Scale and Innovation: Go Erindale Parking Structure, Terminal & Pedestrian Bridge

2. Award of Merit for Innovation and Long Term Strategy: Holcim Waterfront Estate

3. Award of Merit for Community Scale: Cooksville Four Corners

Award of Healthy by Design:
1. Sheridan College, Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 1

2. Hazelton Place

Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion campus located on Duke of York Blvd. was awarded two Urban Design Awards: Award of Excellence and the inaugural Healthy by Design Award.

The Award of Excellence is reserved for projects that exemplify the city’s design principles and the judging criteria of citywide scale, community scale, living green, innovation, context and execution.

Projects, like phase one of the McCallion campus that are deemed healthy by design contribute to the creation of walkable, sustainable and complete communities. The jurors noted that the McCallion campus “is an example of a great building with great site context, a phenomenon which can serve as the catalyst for surrounding urban change.”

On hand to accept the award on behalf of the Mississauga Sheridan campus was George Friedman, Principal, George Friedman Architects; Rob Boyko, Principal, Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc., Mark McLaren, Director of Business Development, Bird Construction Group, and Steven Parfeniuk, Vice President Finance and Administration, Sheridan College.

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and CEO of Sheridan said “We are tremendously honoured by these awards and the recognition that our landmark building is helping to invigorate and diversify Mississauga’s city centre.   We are proud of the role that our campus plays in supporting the city’s economic and social development by providing opportunities for youth, adults and new immigrants to obtain a higher education.”

Jury members of this year’s MUDA include George McKibbon, Environmental Planner for McKibbon Wakefield Inc.; Gayle Bursey, Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention for the Region of Peel; Robert Ng, NAK Design Strategies; Robert Voigt, planner, artist and writer; and Ed Sajecki, Commissioner Planning and Building for the City of Mississauga.

The MUDA is the longest running municipal urban design competition in the province. For more information, visit the MUDA’s website.

For more information about Healthy Peel by Design, visit their website.