Williamson Chong Architects Toronto, Ontario Design Office, Projects, News
Williamson Chong Architects : Toronto Architecture Studio
Contemporary Canadian Architect Practice – design studio located in Toronto
17 Jul 2012
Williamson Chong Architects – Latest News
Williamson Chong wins the 2012 Professional Prix de Rome, Canada
2012 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture
Williamson Chong Architects is honoured to be the recipient of the 2012 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts. The Rome Prize is awarded to a young architecture firm that has completed its first buildings and demonstrated an exceptional artistic potential. The prize allows the laureates to travel around the world to hone their skills, develop their creative practice and strengthen their presence in international architecture culture.
Williamson Chong’s proposal, titled Living Wood*, focuses upon innovative wood products and manufacturing technologies in a broad cultural context with the intent of establishing a critical relationship between sustainable buidling practices and emerging architectural design methodologies. The two-year agenda engages international architects, research institutions, and industry leaders in advanced wood construction with travel that spans the following countries: Finland, Denmark, and the Netherlands (Precinct 1: Shared Biomes), Switzerland and Austria (Precinct 2: Transformative Technologies), and Japan and South Korea (Precinct 3: Craft).
* Living Wood was the title for Alvar Aalto’s design for the Finnish Pavilion at the Paris World Exposition in 1937. In the pavilion, he combined both traditional and modern architecture and showcased his functionalist design sensibilities.
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Williamson Chong Architects – Practice Information
Williamson Chong Architects are an architects office based in Toronto, Ontario
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Architect studio led by Donald Chong, Betsy Williamson and Shane Williamson
Williamson Chong Architects is the architecture and design office of Shane Williamson, Betsy Williamson, and Donald Chong. The partnership emerged out of their collective interest in architectural craft as expressed through the synthesis of new technologies with traditional methods of design and construction. Their shared ambition is to create well-detailed modern environments that shape positive and engaging experiences.
The firm’s portfolio is varied. From institutional projects and urban design strategies to residential architecture and furnishings, the work is both local and international, providing the firm with the opportunity to engage in Toronto’s urban growth as well as broader cultural exchanges and environmental issues.
Williamson Chong has been recognized with numerous awards from the Ontario Association of Architects, the city of Toronto and the Design Exchange. They have also received the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Young Architect’s Prize from the Architectural League of New York.
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