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Prix de Rome in Architecture  - Professional

Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp

Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, founding partners of Acre Architects

Photo: Mark Hemmings

Current Winner

Acre Architects

Based out of Saint John, New Brunswick, Acre Architects is a practice of Storied Architecture - inspiring people to live great stories. The firm is committed to creating original, provocative, contextually driven design. Acre Architects believes that at the core of every idea is a unique story.


What is this prize?

The Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture is awarded to a young practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm that has completed their first built works and has demonstrated exceptional artistic potential.

Prize amount

$50,000 for the work program, travel and public presentation

How to qualify

Apply to the Council as an “individual applicant” or as an “architectural firm”.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.

For eligibility criteria, the application form and for further information on this prize, see the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture Guidelines.



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Who created this prize?

Inspired by the Prix de Rome in architecture, which was created in the 18th century and helped young architects train in Italy, the Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture was established in Canada in 1987 in pursuit of a vision of a more outward-looking vision towards the world.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

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