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Heritage Awards Program

Awards

The City of Saskatoon recognizes achievement in the area of heritage conservation in Saskatoon through the presentation of awards through the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC). These awards are presented every two years. The next Heritage Awards will be held in 2018.

An independent panel of judges representing MHAC, the architecture and design industry, and the Saskatoon Heritage Society reviews applications in the following areas:

Buildings, Sites and Grounds

There are seven categories under which an applicant may apply:
 
Heritage Conservation
 
1. Preservation 
 
Preservation is defined as the action or process of protecting, maintaining, and/or stabilizing the existing materials, form and integrity of an historic structure, or of an individual component, while protecting its heritage value. 
 
2. Restoration 
 
Restoration is defined as the action or process of accurately revealing, recovering or representing the state of a historic structure or of an individual component, as it appeared at a particular period in history, while protecting its heritage value.
 
Projects nominated under this category will be restored in reference to a particular period, using original styles, and original methods and materials wherever practical.
 
3. Rehabilitation 
 
Rehabilitation is defined as the action or processes of making possible a continuing or compatible contemporary use of an historic structure, or individual component, while protecting its heritage value.
 
 
Heritage Considerations or Compatibility
 
4. Adaptive Reuse
 
Adaptive Reuse is defined as a process that integrates a new use(s) into a heritage building while still maintaining its heritage character and integrity.
 
Projects nominated under this category must have involved the renovation of an older structure in order to prolong its physical and economic viability while retaining its heritage character.
 
5. Sensitive Infill
 
Sensitive Infill is defined as the design of a structure that is sympathetic to the original character of the neighbourhood and/or adjacent heritage properties.
 
Projects nominated under this category will include a design that is sensitive to the scale, height, massing, roofline and finishing characteristics of existing buildings, streetscapes or landscapes in developed areas or neighbourhoods.
 
6. Sensitive Addition
 
Sensitive addition is defined as a new construction involving one or more structural additions to an existing heritage building that is sympathetic to, or compatible with, the original building design.
 
Projects nominated under this category must have taken into account the additions parameters with respect to scale, height, massing, roofline and/or finishing materials.
 
 
Heritage Space
 
7. Heritage Space
 
Heritage Space is defined as a natural or cultural site (i.e. non-building) in Saskatoon that retains some heritage value.
 
Projects nominated under this category will demonstrate that the heritage value of a historic site has been conserved, and interpreted, while complementing any new design or activities that has taken place on the site.

For information and criteria for each of these categories, please see the entry form for Buildings, Sites and Grounds under Related Documents.

Education, Volunteer Public Service and Youth

This category is open to both individuals, groups or organizations that promote heritage conservation in Saskatoon through education and volunteer public service. Contributions made in these areas by Saskatoon’s youth are also recognized. 

For information and criteria, please see the entry form for Education, Volunteer Public Service and Youth under Related Documents.

The 2016 Heritage Awards recipients were announced on February 29, 2016:
 

Buildings, Sites and Grounds Awards

Sensitive Addition (2 Awards)

Academic Health Sciences D Wing Addition

Presented to:

  • University of Saskatchewan (Property Owner)
  • Henry Downing Architects (Architect)
  • Graham Construction and Engineering Ltd.(General contractor)
  • lad Architects (Lab Design Specialists)

St Thomas Moore College 2013 Addition     

Presented to:

  • Edwards Edwards McEwen Architects (Architects)
  • St Thomas More College (Property Owner)
  • Quorex Constructions Services Ltd. (Project Manager)
  • Robb-Kullman Engineering LLP (Prime Consultant, Structural Engineer)

Adaptive Re-Use (3 Awards)

210/212 20th Street West (Grazing Goat / Green Ark)       

Presented to:

  • Strata Development Corporation (Property Owner and General Contractor)

433 - 20th Street West (MGM Communications)      

Presented to:

  • Lionel Wong (Property Owner)
  • Strata Development Corporation (General Contractor)
  • MGM Communications (Tenant)

616-10th Street East (Brainsport)        

Presented to:

  • Group2 Architecture (Architect and Designer)
  • Brainsport (Property Owner)
  • S2 Construction (General Contractor)

Heritage Space (1 Award)

616-10th Street East (Brainsport)        

Presented to:

  • Group2 Architecture (Architect and Designer)
  • Brainsport (Property Owner)
  • S2 Construction (General Contractor)

Volunteer Public Service Award

Della Greer

  • Commitment to making Saskatoon a place that recognizes and celebrates arts, culture and heritage through her work with the Marr Residence and other agencies.

Education Awards

Nutana and Broadway Heritage QR Code Tour

Presented to:

  • Broadway Business Improvement District
  • Nutana Community Association

Spirit of Alliance Monument     

Presented to

  • J. S. Gauthier, Adrian Stimson,  Happy (Ian) Grove (Artists/ Sculptors)
  • Chief Darcy Bear (Funder, Visionary)

Joe Wickenhauser

  • Commitment to preserving and sharing the history of sexual and gender diversity in Saskatoon through lectures, walking tours, film events, displays and print publications and contributions to social media.