New Awards – Historic BMO / Anthropologie

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 in Awards


Heritage Cornerstone Award
ATA received a Heritage Cornerstone Award for its work on the historic BMO building in downtown Oakville. An adaptive reuse project, ATA was involved in the restoration and renovation of this designated historic structure (originally built in 1910 as the Merchants Bank of Canada). ATA’s approach created a balance between heritage conservation and progressive contemporary architecture. Alex Temporale received the award on behalf of ATA at the National Gallery of Canada.

Oakville Livable by Design Award of Excellence
ATA also recieved the Award of Excellence for the exemplary execution of heritage revitalization within downtown Oakville.

Learn more about the project here.

New Award – Bell Gairdner Estate

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 in Awards


Heritage Mississauga Award of Excellence
ATA Architects recently received the 2013 Cultural Heritage Property Award of Excellence in the category of Adaptive Reuse from Heritage Mississauga for its work on the Bell Gairdner Estate. The award is a recognition of excellence in the preservation and enhancement of a cultural heritage property. Originally constructed in 1937 the sprawling site stretches South from Lakeshore Road in Mississauga, down to the mouth of Joshua Creek and the Lake Ontario shoreline. ATA converted the site into a multifunctional indoor and outdoor wedding space/public park over a 2-year period.

Learn more about the project here.

New Awards – Alderlea Restoration Project

Posted on Nov 29, 2013 in Awards


Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals – Case Study Award
ATA Architects was the proud recipient of yet another award from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) for its work on the Alderlea Due Diligence and Adaptive Reuse and Business Case Study. The Alderlea estate, a heritage property dating back to approximately 1865, is located in the Historic Four Corners of Brampton. The city wished to restore the building and its grounds to its former grandeur while making it a viable, self-sustaining facility. ATA was retained to undertake a two-phase study. The first phase consisted of a detailed analysis of the existing structures and recommendations regarding short-term remedial action and a quote for the full restoration of the site. The second phase established the best use of the building in consultation with the City of Brampton stakeholders and the public. Alex Temporale, Principal at ATA, accepted the award at the joint Heritage Canada/CAHP conference in Ottawa.

Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals – Heritage Planning Award
Alex Temporale also received an Award of Merit from CAHP in Heritage Planning for the Alderlea Estate Adaptive Reuse Report. Jury members were picked from the CAHP membership as well as from the cultural and urban community.

Learn more about the project here.

New Award – Unipetro

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 in Awards

awards_uniATA Architects is proud to announce that it was presented with the Citation for Most Promising Project in the 2012 Brampton Urban Design Awards for its Unipetro project. Located at the intersection of Mississauga Road and Steeles Avenue in Brampton, this 24-acre development includes a gas bar and a green office building. Although the structures have an aggressive contemporary aesthetic that is reflective of the “Googie” architecture of the 1950s automotive culture, the design is intended to have a human scale and be a welcome oasis to the public.  Principal Alex Temporale and Associate Fernando Lima attended the reception at the Rose Theatre in Brampton to receive the award, which acknowledges “the creativity and excellence of the individuals, organizations and firms that strive to make Brampton a great place to live, work and play.”

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ATA Honoured in Interior Design Magazine’s Best of 2012 Awards

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 in Awards
ATA Honoured in Interior Design Magazine’s Best of 2012 Awards

On November 29, 2012, over 800 people from the design community (designers and manufacturers) gathered at the state-of-the-art auditorium and event space at 200 West Street in New York City to celebrate the best projects and products of 2012 as selected by Interior Design magazine. ATA’s Don Montgomery Community Centre was selected from over 550 project submissions as a Best of Year Project Design honouree by Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders.

Design Exchange Award

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 in Awards
Design Exchange Award

At the 2011 Design Exchange Awards, ATA Architects Inc. recieved an Honourable Mention for their work on the Don Montgomery Youth Centre.