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OAA CONFERENCE // MAY 22-24, 2019


Studio JCI was presented with one of seven awards in the inaugural Shift Infrastructure Challenge for our proposal Multi-Tach: Addressing Housing Infrastructure. The OAA sponsored competition “challenged the profession to identify and address an infrastructure issue, either physical or social, where using architectural thinking can advance insight and innovation”. Multi-Tach proposes subtle changes to zoning and planning policy that would allow modest densification of yellow belt neighborhoods in the GTA.

This pragmatic insight addresses the challenging context of creating more affordable housing while respecting existing typology of mass and form.
— Jury Comments

Members of Studio JCI were on hand to accept the award and principal Jaegap Chung participated in a Pecha-Kucha style presentation and panel discussion along with representatives from the other winning entries. The event was held on the evening of May 24th at the Château Frontenac, capping off the three day annual OAA Conference.

More information about Multi-Tach and our submission video can be found at the link below: