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Nomination Process

Ontario Awards Nomination Process, Rules and Deadlines

The nomination process is now simplified and online!

Our winners our selected by a panel of jurors who review all submissions.

Meet the 2016 Jury!


Judy Jeske, Principal, Vice President of Code, Life Safety and Security and a Senior Code Specialist at Morrison Hershfield Limited.

Judy has more than 29 years of experience in the application of codes and standards and fire protection engineering. She provides expert advice on the application of building and fire codes and fire and life safety standards in association with design and construction of new buildings and renovations to existing buildings. She works closely with design teams and local Building and Fire Officials to establish an appropriate level of safety for the built environment. Judy has collaborated with Ontario WoodWorks! to promote the awareness and understanding of opportunities to use wood in schools and in mid-rise construction.

Lloyd Alter B.Arch, OAA
Design Editor, , Contributor,, the Guardian, Corporate Knights Magazine, Azure

Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University School of Interior Design

Lloyd Alter is editor of architecture and design at, the “world’s largest green lifestyle website.” He has worked as an architect, a real estate developer and an entrepreneur in prefabricated housing. He teaches sustainable design at the Ryerson University School of Interior Design and is Past President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. He is a contributor to the Guardian, Azure and Corporate Knights Magazine, and received the 2014 USGBC Leadership Award for his writing promoting green building.

Shelley McKay, Director of Communication and Development, Forests Ontario

Shelley McKay is Forests Ontario’s director of communications and development. There, she works on collaboratives including It Takes a Forest, EcoHealth and Ontario Wood. She’s served on many community Boards and committees over her career. Previously, Shelley worked with architecture and interior design firms to communicate the benefits of good design using quality materials.