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J.B.C. Watkins Award: Architecture

A woman poses for the camera.

Alena Rieger

Photographer(s): Mathew Lacosse

Latest Winner

Alena Beth Rieger

Alena Beth Rieger is an architect and PhD fellow at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). Her research examines 20th century building demolitions and material provenance. Rieger holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Architecture from the AHO, and has professional experience working with exhibitions, publications, architecture and teaching. Her writing has been published by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Places Journal, among others. She is the co-founder of the publishing network Good in Theory.

The award

The J.-B.-C.-Watkins Fellowship: Architecture is offered to an individual who has completed a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture in Canada, and who will pursue postgraduate studies in another country, ideally Denmark, Norway, Sweden or Iceland.


This award is funded by a bequest from the late John B.C. Watkins.

Additional information


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 6004


October 5, 2024

Annual competition

Prize amount



Updated guidelines will be posted 2 months prior to the deadline.
You can submit an application to architecture-prizes@canadacouncil.ca.

Cumulative list of winners [160 KB]

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