PRLog - Sep. 27, 2012 - TORONTO -- During its most recent annual conference the International Downtown Association recognized Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects, the University of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon with a Downtown Merit Award for their work and initiatives related to Saskatoon City Centre Plan Phase 1: Public Space, Activity and Urban Form Strategic Framework.
The report on public space has received many awards since its completion in 2011
The project that evaluated the quality of public life in Saskatoon’s City Centre was among 10 qualified entries in the category of Planning. This category recognizes planning efforts that establish a strategic position for downtown with elements of the plan having already been approved, ratified, or implemented.
“We are honored to receive international recognition for this rewarding project.” Mark Sterling, a principal of Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects said in the news release.
“Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects’ project received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management”, said David Downey, IDA President and CEO. “Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. The Saskatoon City Centre Plan Phase 1 is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.”
The Washington, D.C. based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for vital and livable urban centers and strives to inform, influence, and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 550 members and thousands of friends, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities, and regions. https://www.ida-
Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc. (&Co) is an architecture, planning and urban design firm based in Toronto, Canada. http://www.andco.com/
More information on the award-winning report can be found here: