Zatzman Sportsplex wins Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence

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August 11, 2021

HALIFAX - Yesterday the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia presented the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture at a ceremony at Government House. An Award of Merit in the Large-Building Category was awarded to Diamond Schmitt in collaboration with Abbott Brown Architects, for the renovation of the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth. The jury noted the improved re-use of the existing pool and arena spaces, which were united by a new connector/circulation hub. The Zatzman Sportsplex now uses internal daylight and layered views into adjoining spaces to create an enhanced environment for the public.

Created in 1989 and administered by the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, this award encourages and recognizes outstanding architectural design by members of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. Each year, the Association invites all architects in the province to submit work for the Annual NSAA Design Awards. Certificates with designations of Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, and Citation in Architectural Design may be made by the jury, based on overall excellence.

Principal Jarle Lovlin, Diamond Schmitt; Principal Alec Brown, Abbott Brown Architects; and The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc.
Photo credit: Nova Scotia Association of Architects