D’Arcy Jones Architecture (DJA) teamCongratulations to Dalhousie University School of Architecture alumnus D’Arcy Jones (BEDS’97). His company, D’Arcy Jones Architecture (DJA) won the 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice Award. The award is given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The Vancouver firm was founded in 2005 and is led by principal architect D’Arcy Jones, MRAIC. Projects include housing, renovations, galleries, commercial spaces and interiors. Combining pragmatism and invention, the studio explores construction, proportion, material and context with curiosity. With its nine-person team, the company’s design process expresses modernity through the alterations of older buildings and embracing adaptive re-use as an opportunity for architectural innovation. The studio strives to be a critical contributor to contemporary culture.

The Emerging Architectural Practice Award recognizes the principals of an emerging architectural practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture. The award was presented at the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa at the end of May.