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Awards and Honours

Finalist for 2018 GLAMi Award: In-Gallery Interactive

The Planet MTL Urban Ecosystem Exhibition was a finalist for the 2018 GLAMi Award in the category of Exhibition Media or Experience: In-Gallery Interactive.

Lord Cultural Resources worked with NGX InteractiveExpographiq, and WeatherstonBruer Associates to create this innovative, educational exhibition designed to immerse visitors in learning about Urban Ecosystems. The exhibition is a multi-sensory experience, with a time-lapse film, graffiti artwork, immersive soundscape, physical interactives, engaging touch screens, and dynamic 3D projections mapped onto the city of Montreal.

For more details about Planet MTL, please see the GLAMi nomination page.

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2018 - AIA New York Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects NY (AIANY) has announced its 2018 Design Awards Recipients, and recognized 2 Lord Projects. Each winning project is chosen for its design quality, response to its context and community, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique. 

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2017 - Beazley Design Of The Year

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was named the 2017 Design Of The Year in the architecture category, as well as overall. The awards are a partnership the Design Museum and Beazley, and alongside architecture recognize achievements in the categories of Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport.

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June 2016- Member of the Order of Canada

Gail Dexter Lord named a Member of the Order of Canada. "For her contributions to museum planning and management and for her work in supporting the cultural sector in Canada and abroad."

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AAM 2016 Excellence in Exhibition Competition’s distinction of Honorable Mention

North Dakota Heritage Center exhibition, Innovations: Early Peoples Gallery awarded the AAM 2016 Excellence in Exhibition Competition’s distinction of Honorable Mention. Lord Cultural Resources proudly collaborated on this award.

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2015 Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Award of Excellence in Publications

The Manual of Museum Exhibitions, Second Edition, has been honoured with the 2015 Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Award of Excellence in Publications on November 6, 2015. Edited by Barry Lord, Co-President, and Maria Piacente, Vice President of Lord Cultural Resources.

December 2014- Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Gail Dexter Lord appointed Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.

International Achievement Award 2011

During the CMA National Conference in London, Ontario, ICOM Canada awarded Gail and Barry Lord the International Achievement Award 2011 for promoting excellence in Canadian museology on an international scale. ICOM Canada has recognized Lord Cultural Resources' projects as nationally and internationally significant and exceeding the current standard of practice.

2010-2011- Ontario House Pavilion has won three design awards.

Ontario House Pavilion for the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games was open from February 12 to March 1, 2010. Since then the project has won three design awards.

  • Gold for the Interior Design Temporary/Portable Category by the Design Exchange, November 2010
  • 2011 Design Excellence by Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
  • 2011 Azure People’s Choice Award for "Architecture – Temporary and Demon
2006 Award of Recognition – Project Collaborator

2006- Lord Cultural Resources received the 2006 Award of Recognition – Project Collaborator from the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario for work on the exhibition at Bloorview Kids Rehab in Toronto