John F. Taylor House – Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph (Toronto, ON)
The project integrated expert conservation skills with a sensitive design, expert craftsmanship and occupant needs into a single project. The result is a new Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph site that represents a nuanced and exciting meeting of heritage and contemporary design.
The jury was impressed by this project, which addressed the rehabilitation and restoration of a grand residence, constructed in 1885, next to a highly contemporary new building.
Michael McClelland (B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC)