Winners of the 2021 Pella Windows and Doors Prize for Architecture

Six housing projects by fourth-year students at the Azrieli School have received the 2021 Pella Windows and Doors Prize for Architecture.

“Pella is pleased to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with the Carleton architecture program,” said Dustin Handzy, an architectural consultant with Pella Windows & Doors of Ontario.

“The projects submitted highlighted the ingenuity and future possibilities within the field of architecture,” he said.

Here are the winners:

Carleton Square Redevelopment – Cameron Maiolo and Mark Meneguzzi

The plan includes a central district of high-rise towers, mid-and-high-rise buildings, single-family houses, and townhouses.

Tinkertown – Enid Huang and Odessa Boehm

The mixed-use development blends conventionally segregated pieces of the built environment into one.

Traverse Community – Emily Lalonde and Victoria Broadfoot

This development is designed to increase density and create community spaces, including a green corridor with walking paths and bike lanes.

Valley – Jimmy Ear and Isabel Serna-Moll

Buildings are organized around a landscaped valley which serves as an “endless playground” for activities such as rock climbing or tobogganing.

Grover – Lara Sedele

This project proposes a dense residential development with a strong domestic character based on low-to-mid-rise brick buildings organized around green spaces.

Pinecrest Village – Goce Stojanoski and Alex Yang

This mid-rise development of social and market housing provides outdoor space with balconies and preserves the existing greenery.

The Pella Corporation established the $3,000 scholarship last year. “We recognize the importance of supporting the next generation of professionals — and the institutions that teach them,” says the company.

Each project receives $500.

The six professors and instructors who taught the fourth-year comprehensive housing studio selected the recipients. They are: Eric Archambault, Piper Bernbaum, John Cook, Benjamin Gianni, Kareem Mitchell, and Honorata Pienkowska.


The studio explored the redevelopment of three Ottawa sites:


• Parkwood Hills (Fisher Ave. and Meadowlands Dr.), with support from Minto Homes;

• Dustbane Site (adjacent to the Ottawa Train Station), in partnership with Colonnade BridgePort;

• Pinecrest Village (along Iris St., east of IKEA), in partnership with Ottawa Community Housing.