COMING UP: 12 Architects on Architecture showcases award-winning buildings from across the country

For the first time, the winners of the 2014 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture will give a free public lecture in Ottawa. On Monday, May 12, architects — and design aficionados — will gather at the  National Gallery of Canada auditorium in a dynamic series of talks called 12 Architects on Architecture.

This new public event sees each speaker take to the podium for five minutes to talk and show images of their winning project. 

From a stage that evokes chainmail to a famous gas station designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, the winning projects are sure to generate fresh ideas about current design trends. The winning projects include a university building complex, a city hall, a community centre, an outdoor stage, and two libraries.

This first-time event is a partnership between the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Carleton University Forum Lecture Series, the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Monday, May 12. 6-8 p.m. National Gallery of Canada auditorium, 380 Sussex Dr.

Click on the thumbnails below for a look at this year’s winning projects.