EN | FR
  1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.


Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.


We are sociable!


Subscribe
to our newsletter.



Press Kit
| no: 685-09
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
Terms
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials


Download the full package of low-resolution images:
LR Images ~ 22 Bytes


Download the full package of high-resolution images:
HR images ~ 22 Bytes


The high-resolution images are also available individually under each image.

The press release is available below (copy and paste).


Flag black
Press kit - Press release - Governor General's Medals in architecture - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Governor General's Medals in architecture

Montreal, Canada

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Emergency Architects Canada's Kitcisakik Mission : Recipient of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture


Montreal, Canada, 2012-06-13 - Last May 8th, Canada Council for the Arts and Architecture Canada were awarded one of twelve Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2012 with the Kitcisakik Mission of Emergency Architects of Canada (EAC) and Architect and Project Manager, Guillaume Lévesque. Described as an original and innovative initiative and although this is an unconventional architectural project, the jury recognised the value and importance of the mission.

"At its essence, and with great power, it incorporates the most fundamental aspect of architecture: to transform and enhance human life. Project participants have responded to real and urgent needs and they applied their technical skills with energy and enthusiasm. We hope that similar initiatives are under way.” The medal will be presented later this year at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, had the following to say regarding this year’s selection: "The recipients of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture 2012 have distinguished themselves as Canada’s visionary architects. The works they have designed are places where communities are forged, where memories are made and where identity is created..." This review certainly echoes the Kitcisakik Mission whereby Emergency Architects of Canada and the Frontiers Foundation following the lead of Guillaume Lévesque, used their knowledge and professionalism to improve aboriginal homes located outside the Kitcisakik reserve. Produced in close collaboration with the Anishnabe (Algonquin) nation, the project has and continues to develop skills, confidence and autonomy of individuals while intervention focuses on the improvement of living conditions, child health, overcrowding in housing, materials recovery, self-sufficiency in wood needs, sustainable forest management and knowledge transfer. Descriptions, images and photos of the Kitcisakik project are available at
www.raic.org.

For Emergency Architects Canada, this medal solicits a feeling of pride and accomplishment. It also marks a renewed appreciation for the Algonquin community of Kitcisakik and their workers. Even more, this affirmation from the National Order foreshadows the possibility of supporting many other Aboriginal communities in Canada who live in conditions similar to those of the Kitcisakik.

Created by Architecture Canada, the Governor General's Medals in Architecture contribute to the advancement of the discipline and practice of architecture, in addition to increasing public awareness of the crucial cultural role of architecture in Canadian society. These awards are administered jointly by the Arts Council of Canada, which contributes to the publication produced in honour of the winners and administers the award process.

Emergency Architects Canada is a non-governmental organization recognized as a charity since its founding in Quebec in October 2007. It joins forces with the international consolidation of Emergency Architects, which was founded in France in 2001. Chaired by architect Yves Langevin, the founding partners are the Canadian Association of Architects of Quebec and the Société d'habitation du Québec. By grouping these building professionals, Emergency Architects Canada fulfils its mission to provide support to populations affected by natural, technological or human crises by providing specific expertise in prevention, risk management and management of sustainable reconstruction.

- 30 -


Media contact
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - The Cooperation and Emergency Architects invite you at the benefit night! - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

The Cooperation and Emergency Architects invite you at the benefit night!

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Montreal, Canada, 2014-11-18
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - A Shock wave will pass by CEA - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

A Shock wave will pass by CEA

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Montreal, Canada, 2012-11-15
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - The golf tournament of the architects of Quebecsupport again the humanitarian work ofEmergency Architects of Canada - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

The golf tournament of the architects of Quebec support again the humanitarian work of Emergency Architects of Canada

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Montreal, Canada, 2011-09-06
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Emergency Architects of Canada mobilizes to provide advice and expertise to the victims in Montérégie - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Emergency Architects of Canada mobilizes to provide advice and expertise to the victims in Montérégie

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Montreal, Canada, 2011-05-26
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Christmas cocktail fundraising, at the SAT - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Christmas cocktail fundraising, at the SAT

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Montreal, Canada, 2011-05-04
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Don't miss the first Cocktail-fundraising in favour of Emergency Architects, wednesday december 8th - Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Don't miss the first Cocktail-fundraising in favour of Emergency Architects, wednesday december 8th

Cooperation and Emergency Architects

Montreal, Canada, 2010-11-21
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Jean Verville architecte Designs the Scenography for the Exhibition “QUEENS, ceramic sculpture” by France Goneau - Jean Verville architecte + France Goneau ceramic sculptor
A v2com exclusive

Jean Verville architecte Designs the Scenography for the Exhibition “QUEENS, ceramic sculpture” by France Goneau

Jean Verville architecte + France Goneau ceramic sculptor

Montréal, Canada, 2018-07-16
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Look Back on the Festival des Architectures Vives 2018 - Association Champ Libre - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV)
A v2com exclusive

Look Back on the Festival des Architectures Vives 2018

Association Champ Libre - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV)

Montpellier, France, 2018-07-09
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - The International Garden Festival Opens Its 19th Edition - International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens

The International Garden Festival Opens Its 19th Edition

International Garden Festival / Reford Gardens

Grand-Métis, Canada, 2018-07-06
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Installation "Le rocher très percé" - Humà design + architecture

Installation "Le rocher très percé"

Humà design + architecture

Montréal, Canada, 2018-07-03
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - v2com Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary - v2com newswire
A v2com exclusive

v2com Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

v2com newswire

Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-29
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - NEUF Architect(e)s Deepens its Foundations - NEUF architect(e)s
A v2com exclusive

NEUF Architect(e)s Deepens its Foundations 

NEUF architect(e)s

Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-22
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Studio 2nd Edition - Studio
A v2com exclusive

Studio 2nd Edition

Studio

Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-04
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - London Design Fair 2018: Guest Country, Material of the Year & Design from all Corners of the Globe - London Design Fair

London Design Fair 2018: Guest Country, Material of the Year & Design from all Corners of the Globe

London Design Fair

London, United Kingdom, 2018-05-29
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - The International Garden Festival Begins the Construction of the Gardens for its 19th Edition - Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens

The International Garden Festival Begins the Construction of the Gardens for its 19th Edition

Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens

Grand-Métis, Canada, 2018-05-23
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - San Francisco Design Week 2018: Start Here - San Francisco Design Week

San Francisco Design Week 2018: Start Here

San Francisco Design Week

San Francisco, United States, 2018-05-18