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Three major UK firms lose out in Canada

Two North American practices have seen off three of Britain's best-known offices in a high-profile competition in Vancouver.

The firms from Santa Monica and Vancouver have seen off the likes of Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid and Allies and Morrison to design a new University of British Columbia (UBC) campus.

Santa Monica's Team A - Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners and Vancouver's Hughes Condon Marler Architects - will redesign 'University Boulevard' and create a signature gateway and new social heart for UBC in its Canadian homeland.

'We are absolutely thrilled by this outcome,' said Dennis Pavlich, chair of the selection jury and UBC vice-president of external and legal affairs. 'The jury's decision reflects a thoughtful and professional review of all the three submissions - each unique and daring. Team A stood out for its exceptional richness and vibrancy.'

Other practices beaten along the way by the winners include US-based firms Diamond + Schmitt, Patkau Architects and Vincent James Associates Architects.

In total, 52 teams from 16 countries submitted expressions of interest.

by Rob Sharp

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