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FBM brings home four prizes at Inaugural Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards

FBM won big at the first ever Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards held on Friday, June 1 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The awards were presented by the Architect Association of Prince Edward Island, the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick, and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

The Firm received both Awards of Excellence – one for the Cabot Links Lodge in Cape Breton within the commercial category and another for the Halifax Central Library, which they worked on with SHL Architects, within the public category. FBM also received an Award of Merit for the “House in Scotch Cove” in East Chester, Nova Scotia within the residential category, and an Award of Merit for the Bible Hill Consolidated Elementary School under the Institutional category.

“This was obviously an incredible night for FBM,” says George Cotaras, President and Partner of FBM, who attended the gala event with Susan Fitzgerald, another Partner with FBM. “Our team has been accomplishing exceptional feats over the last couple of years, and seeing their efforts be recognized is absolutely rewarding.”

Submissions for the awards were received from across the region within a variety of categories including residential, commercial, institutional, public and outdoor spaces. A jury of internationally recognized architectural experts adjudicated the submissions and awarded two Awards of Excellence and a number of Awards of Merit.  

In a media release issued by the three Associations, Spyro Trifos, President of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects stated, “This year’s submissions were outstanding and we look forward to continue to foster and recognize exceptional architecture across the region over the coming year.”  

This was the inaugural year for the Awards, which will take place every two years.

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