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Mayor and Council present Mohawk with City of Hamilton's 2015 People's Choice Award in Urban Design and Architecture for the DBARC

The City of Hamilton presented Mohawk with the 2015 People’s Choice Award for the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre at the City Council meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The award is part of the City of Hamilton’s 2015 Urban Design and Architecture Awards

Accepting the Award on behalf of the College were Mohawk Students' Association President Luke Baylis and Vice President Academic Christine Bradaric-Baus. Also on hand were members of the team who helped build the facility, including representatives from the engineering firm IBI Group, former Interim President Bob Carrington and Mohawk's Chief Real Estate Planning and Development Officer, Ron Taylor.

The DBARC was one of the 35 sites in the running for the awards. Mohawk was nominated twice. First, for the DBARC and again for the Mohawk Students’ Association Plaza. More than 3,000 votes were cast during the online voting. The People’s Choice Awards recognize buildings and spaces that boost pride among residents and contribute to the economic and social well-being of the city. 

The DBARC also received LEED Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council in 2015.