The Southcott Awards
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Established in 1984, the Southcott Awards are bestowed annually to honour outstanding achievements in heritage restoration, design in context, heritage stewardship, adaptive reuse, heritage trades, and lifetime achievement in the
Established in 1984, the Southcott Awards are bestowed annually to honour outstanding achievements in heritage restoration, design in context, heritage stewardship, adaptive reuse, heritage trades, and lifetime achievement in the preservation of built heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The quality of our architectural heritage has come to be one of the defining aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Trust has been very much responsible for that definition, but our award winners make that definition a reality.
The Southcott Awards are named for one of Newfoundland’s most important nineteenth century building firms, J. & J.T. Southcott. J.T.’s architect son, John Thomas Southcott (1853-1939) made his mark with the Second Empire style of the Southcott properties at Park Place on Rennie’s Mill Road in St. John’s. This “Southcott style” was prominent in the rebuilding that followed the Great Fire of 1892, and spread throughout the colony.
Award Category Description
More than an issue of aesthetics, quality building design has the power to encourage economic development and improve the quality of life for residents in an area. Such design may address issues of sustainability and encourage community renewal.
The Trust seeks to recognize individuals or organiations that have completed an architectural design project sensitive to the heritage character (architecture, streetscape, viewscape, etc.) of the surrounding environment. New, infill and renovations will be considered for how sympathetic the addition is to the historic context of the neighbouring area with regard to style, scale, form, and building materials. The quality of workmanship may also be assessed.
March 15 (Friday) - June 15 (Saturday)
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