The Design Exchange (DX) has crowned architects StudioAC the winner of this year’s RBC Canadian Emerging Designer Competition. The design museum is hosting a celebratory exhibition of the firm’s solid portfolio — along with work by five other finalists — until October. Designed by StudioAC, the installation walls display images and maquettes of upcoming and completed projects (think a gem-like Toronto condo building and the pared-back rooms in the Annex Hotel). “Our exhibition showcases all of the design work we have dreamt up since the beginning – from the smallest pieces and projects that were never built to work that has received recognition among our peers,” they said in a statement. Designlines readers will recognize a soaring Candy Factory Loft conversion and this curvaceous east end reno at the summer-long exhibit.