Project name: Daniels Building
Project location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Firm name: NADAAA with Adamson Associates Architects
Jury comments: The jury envied the architect for its client—a design school—and all the risk-taking made possible when working for other designers. The architect should be applauded for taking full advantage of this outstanding working condition. The roof—as risky a roof as many cities have ever seen—is the Daniels Building’s defining feature, creating airy and dynamic spaces, bringing high drama inside and out.
Client: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
Consultants: Eastern Construction Company; A. M. Cnadaras Associates; Aercoustics Engineering; Daniels faculty; Entuitive Corporation; ERA Architects; Mulvey Banani International; Public Work; The Mitchell Partnership; Upper Canada Specialty Hardware