The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Preservation Centre in Gatineau was a finalist for the international Outstanding Building of the Year award. LAC's facility, which won the Canadian award in December 2018, proudly represented Canada at a ceremony on June 25 organized by BOMA International in Salt Lake City, United States.
The Preservation Centre, which unfortunately did not win the international title, was entered in the Corporate Facility category. LAC's building opened in 1997 and was competing with much newer buildings constructed between 2006 and 2017.
The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive in the international commercial real-estate industry. They reward building quality and management excellence. The assessment was based on a number of criteria, including energy conservation, environment, sustainability, emergency preparedness, safety standards and staff training.
Preservation Centre in Gatineau Named Outstanding Building of the Year in Canada