Evergreen Brick Works received a 2013 Charter Award, which was announced May 29, 2013 at the CNU 21 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Charter Awards are the global award for excellence in urban design and only a handful of Canadian projects have ever been awarded.
Jurors praised the project for its innovative reuse of a challenging – but historic – built fabric. "The project respects the enterprising spirit and built legacy of the original industrial use while responding to environmental considerations and the need for gathering space within the larger community,” according to the jury remarks.
The purpose of the CNU Charter Awards is to celebrate projects that both embrace the principles outlined by CNU’s founders in the Charter of the New Urbanism and to reward those that go beyond them.—