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Rochon sat on the jury.
“At all levels, from regional connections to fine urban grain, the scheme shows the promise of revitalized laneways, and suave connections between timber frame commercial spaces and innovative, rewilded commons or public spaces. The team integrates nature, culture and heritage seamlessly, as envisioned by its Francophone team of designers.”
Galvin and local architect Blaine Nicholls, former partner at NYB Architects (currently Yallowega, Bélanger, Salach Architecture), acted as professional advisers for the competition.
There were three categories in the competition — open, student and people’s choice — and 15 jury members, most with a background in architecture. It was a blind jury, so jurors had no clue whose projects they were evaluating. City council was well-represented, with Mayor Brian Bigger, Ward 4 Coun. Geoff McCausland and Ward 9 Coun. Deb McIntosh all…