Operational awards typically recognize facility enhancements that promote sustainability, innovation, and improve building performance. Below are some awards FM has proudly received:


Don Smith Commercial Building Awards

Both the newly constructed Amit Chakma Engineering Building and historic University College received top honours from the Don Smith Commercial Building Awards. Read the Western News article.


London Urban Design Awards

‘Kent Walk’ revamp earns top design award. The design and execution by London architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson won the award for best Public Space & Landscape at the biennial London Urban Design Awards. Read the Western News article.

Green Building Excellence Award for New Construction

Recognized for “making a difference” in Canada’s green building industry, the Amit Chakma Engineering Building has been presented the Green Building Excellence Award for New Construction by the Canada Green Building Council. Read the Western News article.


London Urban Design Awards

Western’s bright and bustling FIMS & Nursing Building, home to the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and the Faulty of Information and Media Studies, garnered top prize in the 2017 London Urban Design Awards. Read the Western News article.


Water Efficiency Award

Western received the 2016 Water Efficiency Award, recognizing excellence in water conservation and strategic action at the annual Ontario Water Works Association conference. Taking top honours in the Private Sector category, Western has focused its water strategy around metering, utility management, and engagement. Read the Western News article.


Don Smith Commercial Building Award

Don Smith Commercial Building Awards

Mike McLean (r) accepts the Don Smith Commercial Building Award for Ivey

The Richard Ivey Building won in the Institutional education category. Judges said the building was selected for “the architect’s use and combination of natural stone, glass, copper and wood with natural light. Its formidable, yet humble, presence gives the old collegiate feel a long-term legacy that is built for the ages.”

The Wind Engineering Energy & Environment Dome (WindEEE) won in the Industrial Technology category. Judges said the building was selected “based on its world-leading global testing facility, which is unique worldwide. ... Its unique function proved a challenging construction – a problem well solved.”

Don Smith Commercial Building Awards

Mike DeJager (r) accepts the Don Smith Commercial Building Award for WindEEE

Announced on Feb. 4 at the London Club, the Don Smith Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in commercial building in london. Western’s entries were among 20 judged on environmentally sensitivity, design and innovation and accomplishment of a developmental need.



Oracle Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award

Oracle Award

Energy & Environment Manager, Beverley Ayeni, accepting the Oracle award

Western University was the recipient of the 2011 “Eco-Enterprise Innovation’ award at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. This award was presented to Western University for taking an environmental lead to improve business efficiencies using green business practices. The university deployed an Oracle-based solution to reduce costs and redundancy, improve efficiency and service, and simplify and optimize processes.

For more information visit Western's Sustainability Awards and Recognition page or Oracle's Eco-Enterprise Innovation Awards for 2011 page.


Urban Design Award

Fred Janzen

Fred Janzen of Facilities Engineering was the Support Services Building Project Manager

Western's Support Services Building (SSB) won the 2010 Urban Design Award from the City of London. It was built in response to the University's master plan to designate the campus' core as an academic space. The relocation of about 700 support staff and their work spaces freed up centrally located Stevenson/Lawson Hall and the Services Building site.

The Building straddles the ridge that leads from the Western Road to the bottom of Wellington Drive - a four story difference. An innovative bridge between the building`s two towers include a computer lab, two large meeting rooms, and an eatery - not to mention a wonderful view. A unique twist to an office environment is further demonstrated by a magnificent spiral staircase that runs up the centre of the naturally lit atrium.

Fred Janzen has since overseen the construction of the Western Student Services Building and the renovations to Physics & Astronomy.

The Support Services Building project team includes Maholtra Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc., Vafiades Landscape Architect Inc., and Southside Construction Ltd.