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Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement

La SHED team stand outside of their office

La SHED team

Photo: Maxime Brouillet

Current Winner


La SHED is a Montreal-based studio known for its rich expertise in renovating, transforming and building residential spaces of every type and historical era. Openness, light and alignment are the primary design elements of their projects, distinguished for their contemporary functional layouts and use of durable, affordable, yet classic materials.


What is this prize?

The Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement is given to a practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm. The successful candidate must be in the early stages of a career or practice and must demonstrate both outstanding creative talent and exceptional potential in architectural design.

Prize amount


How to qualify

Apply to the Council as either an "individual applicant" or an "architectural firm".

For eligibility criteria, the application form and further information on this prize, see the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement Guidelines and Forms.



1 October 2020

Who created this prize?

The award was established in 1990, in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, by friends and colleagues of the eminent Canadian architect Ronald J. Thom. The award honours Mr. Thom's life and work and celebrates the buildings he designed and the encouragement and inspiration he gave his colleagues.

Contact information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes


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


October 2020


Prize Amount


By Application



Application Form (DOC)

Note that the updated guidelines will be posted two months prior to the deadline.

Cumulative list of winners

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