The University of Saskatchewan took home a lot of hardware from the Saskatchewan Masonry Institute’s recent masonry design awards ceremony in Regina, including the Presidential Masonry Design Award for D Wing of Health Sciences project.
The building was honoured for its imaginative and creative use of masonry which includes its dolomite limestone veneer and sawn face Tyndall stone exterior trim and window surrounds, as well as the interior use of elements like thin Tyndall stone veneer and ground face masonry units. Together, the use of masonry provides for a rich and varied visual experience that closely links the building to existing architecture on campus.
Awards of Excellence went to the College Quarter student residences in the multiple unit dwelling masonry design category, and to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in the renovation and addition masonry design category. In the same category, the Place Riel addition received an Award of Merit and the Heating Plant expansion received honourable mention.
The Masonry Design Awards recognize the achievements of architects, engineers, designers and builders for their use of masonry in construction.