You are here

Nominations Now Open: Margolese National Design for Living Prize

Upcoming Events

Jan 25
Nominations Now Open: Margolese National Design for Living Prize University of British Columbia's School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture Jan 25, 2021 : 2:00 pm to Mar 27, 2021 : 10:45 pm

The University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) has announced a call for nominations for the Margolese National Design for Living Prize, a $50,000 award recognizing a Canadian citizen who is making a profound and positive impact on the built environment through design.

Qualified Margolese Prize candidates must be Canadian citizens of any age and profession including architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, designers and practitioners in allied fields. Individuals may nominate themselves or someone else through the portal on the prize website.

Nominations are open from now until March 26, 2021. Candidates will be evaluated by a peer jury and shortlisted candidates will be notified in May 2021. A winner will be announced in September 2021 and awarded an unconditional $50,000 CAD to support their interests. An event celebrating the winner’s achievements will be held in October 2021.

The Margolese Prize was made possible through an estate gift to UBC by the late Leonard Herbert Margolese. Since 2012 the Margolese Prize has recognized six outstanding individuals including landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, best known for her public spaces at Robson Square in Vancouver and the National Gallery of Canada, among others; and activist Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum), co-founder of the global grassroots Indigenous and environmental rights movement, Idle No More and small houses initiative One House Many Nations. This will be the first year that the prize has been awarded since 2018, when SALA paused the prize to review its terms, significance and brand identity.

For more information about the prize and nomination process, please visit or @margoleseprize.

Michelle Liu
6333 Memorial Rd #402
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins