Winning Design Team: John Greer and Brian MacKay-Lyons (Halifax) +

John Greer is a renowned Canadian artist and sculptor whose work is included in private and public collections in Canada and abroad. A Professor of Sculpture for 27 years at NSCAD University, he received the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts in 2009.

Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons’ firm, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, has received 100+ awards including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2014 Firm Award. He is a Professor of Architecture at Dalhousie University where he has taught for over thirty years. In 2015 he received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal.

Studio West and EXP Services (Calgary) +
Don and Shirley Begg, owners and operators of Studio West Ltd., Cochrane, Alberta are internationally renowned for their sculptural work in bronze. Don and Shirley are teaming up with Jim Laidlaw and his team of highly experienced landscape architects at Exp Services Inc.’s Calgary office. The team has previously collaborated on a number of sculptural pieces in Calgary and Edmonton.

Noel Harding + dtah (Toronto) +

As an artist, Noel Harding produced video art in the 70s, video projection and installation in the 80s, kinetic installations and sculpture as theatre in the 90s. His work for the last 20 years is in public art. He has exhibited and lectured internationally and his works are included in collections at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum of Modern Art in New York, City of Toronto and City of Amsterdam. He has teamed with John Hillier of dtah, an award-winning multidisciplinary team that designs landscapes, buildings and communities.

S/N/L Group: Stacey Spiegel + NIP Paysage + Lightemotion (Montreal/Toronto) + +

Montréal-Toronto-based team S/N/L GROUP: STACEY SPIEGEL | NIPPAYSAGE | LIGHTEMOTION comprises an internationally accomplished collaborative specializing in public art and public spaces. Their contemporary and forward-looking public experiences, urban environments and landscapes integrate storytelling, learning, interaction and play, inviting people to explore a dynamic perspective on human experience in our modern world. Collectively the S/N/L group brings decades of award-winning talent and a comprehensive team of experts to design an exceptional monument that recognizes the enduring impact of Canada’s building trades.