CISC’s Steel Design Awards of Excellence is Canada’s most prestigious and highly esteemed steel award ceremonies, hosted in various cities throughout the country. Every year we welcome hundreds of project submissions and dynamic industry participation to celebrate excellence in steel design in various categories. While recognizing those who contribute to the success of Canada’s steel industry, including architects, design engineers and project teams, this exciting event allows us to connect with the leaders of steel innovation!

CISC Ontario Steel Design Awards 2017

Tuesday May 9, 2017 | Art Gallery of Ontario

CISC Ontario is working hard on bringing the next Steel Design Awards of Excellence to a city near you. Keep an eye out for more details to come!

Some images from our 2015 ON Design Awards can be seen at 2015 CISC Ontario Steel Design Awards Pictures

For further information or questions please contact:
Michael Minielly, Ontario Regional Manager

Award Categories

We encourage all architects, design engineers and project team members who have completed steel projects to submit them under one of the 6 award categories for the consideration of our judges.

Buildings or other structures in which architectural considerations predominantly influenced the design of the structure.

Buildings, process plants or other structures in which engineering considerations predominantly influenced the design and construction of the structure.

Buildings or other structures in which steel has been reused, recycled or used as part of a sustainable development project i.e. LEED certification. If the projects steel has been recycled, an emphasis should be placed on value of time / money save. If the project is submitted as a sustainable project please include a LEED scorecard or explain the overall impact to the project.

Projects Converted to Steel
Buildings or other structures in which structural steel was chosen over other building material because of its unique qualities. This could be a project where structural steel was used in a project where other building materials could have been used, please explain why steel was chosen, or where steel was used to create an innovative product.

Both vehicle and pedestrian bridges are eligible project for this category where Structural Steel in the primary building material. A focus should be made on specific fabrication and erection challenges.

History of Strength


We would like to extend a special thank you to the 2017 Judging Panel for all their hard work.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Terry Wilk M.Eng., P.Eng., Stantec

Alex Fulop, P.Eng., TELSTORM Corp.

Edward Chan, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, LEAN, M.Arch, B.L.A., Zeidler Partnership Architects

Ferdo Simov, P.Eng., Entuitive

Ian Mountfort, P.Eng., Blackwell

Jacquie Leslie, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Michael Gallo, MEng, PEng., ENGENICO Structural Engineers

Michael Taylor B.A., M.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, Taylor Smyth Architects

Projects Awarded

The finalists compete for Awards in categories of architectural, engineering, sustainability, projects converted to steel, bridges and history of strength.


Thank you to all the sponsors of the CISC Annual Conference & National Design Awards & the CISC National Steel Symposium