We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Legendary Bird Home / Edition 2"competition – Liam Fujita and Justin Lieberman from Canada!

Honorable mention winners from Canada

We are third-year Architectural Science (BArchSc) students currently studying at Ryerson University. As we are based in Toronto, we are exposed to a diverse range of styles and scales, helping develop our architectural vocabulary.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

Throughout our academic careers, we have focused on large-scale public projects. Within these larger-scale projects, we apply the knowledge gained through a wide range of courses aimed at providing us with the technical skills required to complete such a project. This competition allowed for the opportunity to shift our focus back to a smaller scale design, carrying the same technical skills we have gained and applying them to a different type of occupant.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture is a constant learning process, where we are continuously evolving to positively impact our communities and cities. As Architectural Science students, we know the importance of responding to the local context and given program. It is the architect's purpose to connect the built form to the scale of its occupant, creating a sense of harmony between the two. 

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architectural competitions allow you to expand your exposure to different scales and typologies of use. Competitions provide an opportunity to let your creative side out while working through new and unfamiliar challenges.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Many thanks and looking forward Go for it! Competitions give you the chance to collaborate with peers you may not otherwise work with, opening up opportunities to share your knowledge and develop new ideas through different perspectives of what architecture and design mean.

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