DSA is pleased to announce that we were selected for the Award of Merit - Garage Suite at the City of Edmonton Infill Design Competition Awards Gala.


Courtyard Villa is our vision for the future of infill in Edmonton and surrounding area.  The jury's reason for selection was:

  • Contribution by the facade to a new lane environment and culture

Jury Comments included:

  • Practical, implementable, cheerful;
  • Treats the lane as a positive primary facade that, when repeated, begins to articulate a different kind of land environment.  It could transform the lane into more of a small street and a fascinating, sociable place;
  • Garage may be transitory use which could easily be converted into a work space, office or accessible living space.

We are proud that our city provides opportunities to address issues creatively by hosting design competitions... What a positive way to bring the local design community together, to explore different concepts within the same parameters.  


It was also an excellent team building exercise that our team thoroughly enjoyed.  We hosted a number of internal design charrettes providing the opportunity to share different points of view and collaborate to come up with a respectful response to infill. 


DSA would like to extend a big Thank You to the City of Edmonton, the accomplished panel of Jurors, and to all other parties involved, whom made this competition possible and a great success. 


Check out the Award Booklet for a closer look at the winning designs and all of the submissions.