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Viewpoint: The Revitalization of Heritage

Viewpoint: The Revitalization of Heritage

In the summer of 2004, I curated a small exhibition at Saskatoon?s Mendel Art Gallery that coincided with the 40th anniversary of its construction. Character and Controversy sought to tell a story about Saskatchewan?s modernist architecture and...
Architecture - 2018-01-20 21:56:58
Canadian Architect, January 2018 Issue

Canadian Architect, January 2018 Issue

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Architecture - 2018-01-19 21:53:58
Toronto raises new development standards, targets zero emissions by 2030

Toronto raises new development standards, targets zero emissions by 2030

The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. This update represents a critical step toward achieving City Council’s low-carbon goals...
Architecture - 2018-01-19 21:53:58


Last chance to submit for 2018 RAIC Awards!

Last chance to submit for 2018 RAIC Awards!

Submissions for the 2018 RAIC Awards program will be closing this Friday, January 19. Architects are invited to enter or nominate a colleague or leader in the profession to be recognized for contributions to the built environment. The various RAIC...
Architecture - 2018-01-18 21:52:01
Toronto selected as host city for ULI’s Hines Student Competition

Toronto selected as host city for ULI’s Hines Student Competition

An area along the Eastern side of the Don River in Toronto has been selected as the study site for the Urban Land Institute?s (ULI) 16th annual ULI Hines Student Competition. Though based on a hypothetical situation, the ideas competition provides...
Architecture - 2018-01-18 21:52:01
Finalists announced for Place des Montréalaises landscape architecture competition

Finalists announced for Place des Montréalaises landscape architecture competition

Last year, the Ville de Montréal launched an international multidisciplinary landscape architecture competition for the spatial planning of Place des Montréalaises.  The competition invited design concepts for Place des Montréalaises, a new downtown...
Architecture - 2018-01-17 21:53:36
Patkau’s Audain Art Museum wins 2018 AIA Award

Patkau’s Audain Art Museum wins 2018 AIA Award

In Whistler, British Columbia, Patkau Architects’ sculptural Audain Art Museum has added another major award to its impressive list of honours. Already the recipient of the 2017 AIBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Medal in Architecture,...
Architecture - 2018-01-16 21:54:51
Stratford Festival launches fundraising for new Tom Patterson theatre

Stratford Festival launches fundraising for new Tom Patterson theatre

Designed by Siamak Hariri of Toronto’s Hariri Pontarini Architects, the new Tom Patterson Theatre is set to become the Stratford Festival’s new marquee space. Replacing the early 20th century building ? initially constructed as a curling rink ?...
Architecture - 2018-01-16 21:54:51


Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition

Waterloo Architecture 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition

Questioning the canon: In a world of unprecedented possibilities and unforeseen brutalities, what can architectural education do" Structured around the Waterloo School of Architecture?s six areas of architectural pedagogy ? Design...
Architecture - 2018-01-15 21:54:32
Royal Academy of Arts invites ‘Architecture Room’ entries

Royal Academy of Arts invites ‘Architecture Room’ entries

The UK-based Royal Academy of Arts has opened entries to its 2018 Summer Exhibition. Devoted to the promotion, appreciation, and practice of art and design, the artist-led organization hosts an annual summer exhibition, which is open to all artists...
Architecture - 2018-01-15 21:54:32
architectsAlliance and B+H designing Toronto’s massive ‘Sugar Wharf’

architectsAlliance and B+H designing Toronto’s massive ‘Sugar Wharf’

Yesterday, the ceremonial ground was broken on a new office tower on the Toronto waterfront at 100 Queens Quay East, which has been under construction since late 2017. Designed by B+H Architects, the office tower is the first phase of a massive new...
Architecture - 2018-01-13 21:56:24
Renzo Piano and EllisDon to design new Toronto courthouse

Renzo Piano and EllisDon to design new Toronto courthouse

Today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) selected a team led by contractors EllisDon as the preferred proponents to design downtown Toronto’s new courthouse. Beating out a handful of qualified Canadian and international teams, the EllisDon team features...
Architecture - 2018-01-13 21:56:24
Submissions opened for AIBC Architectural Awards & Jury

Submissions opened for AIBC Architectural Awards & Jury

The Architecture Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) has opened the submissions and applications process for the 2018 Architectural Awards Program. Opened on January 11, the call for entries invites submissions for both awards submissions and jury...
Architecture - 2018-01-12 21:52:29


Toronto announces design-build competition for King Street pilot

Toronto announces design-build competition for King Street pilot

On January 9, the City of Toronto officially launched the design-build competition for the public spaces along King Street in the area of the King Street Transit Pilot. Mayor John Tory, Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair...
Architecture - 2018-01-11 21:52:45
RAIC invites nominations for new College of Fellows Dean

RAIC invites nominations for new College of Fellows Dean

Members of the College of Fellows are hereby invited to submit a nomination for the position of Dean of the College of Fellows.  The Dean shall be elected by Fellows from the list of nominations.  The election shall take place in the last year of...
Architecture - 2018-01-11 21:52:45
Iconic modernist architect Neave Brown dies at 88

Iconic modernist architect Neave Brown dies at 88

Architect and artist Neave Brown died on January 9, at the age of 88. In a career spanning over five decades, the renowned Anglo-American architect was an instrumental figure in the modernist movement, and a committed defender of affordable,...
Architecture - 2018-01-10 21:54:56
How empathy for clients can set you apart

How empathy for clients can set you apart

?If only we could educate the client about the true value of architecture,” goes the wistful narrative, “then they would have greater appreciation for architects and what they do.” It is clear to many members of the profession that this...
Architecture - 2018-01-09 21:52:55
Group tries to save Frank Lloyd Wright building in Montana

Group tries to save Frank Lloyd Wright building in Montana

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is trying to prevent a commercial building in northwestern Montana designed by the famed architect from being demolished. The Chicago-based conservancy is trying to find someone to pay $1.7 million for...
Architecture - 2018-01-09 21:52:55
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit coming to AGO

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit coming to AGO

Making its only Canadian stop in a much-anticipated ? and enormously popular ? global tour, artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit comes to Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario in March. While the Japanese artist and writer’s new exhibit...
Architecture - 2018-01-09 21:52:55
Sid Lee Architecture design Canada’s PyeongChang Olympic House

Sid Lee Architecture design Canada’s PyeongChang Olympic House

As the Winter Olympics return for another global showcase of cold weather sports, a little piece of Canada is coming to South Korea next month. This week, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) revealed the design for the 2018 Canada House, which will...
Architecture - 2018-01-09 21:52:55
Smart Cities Challenge: Final Call for Jurors

Smart Cities Challenge: Final Call for Jurors

The Government of Canada kicked off the Smart Cities Challenge on November 23, encouraging Canadian communities of all sizes to think big and come up with innovative approaches to solving local challenges. To support the Smart Cities challenge,...
Architecture - 2018-01-09 21:52:55
Ryerson DAS collaborative looks to tackle student housing crisis

Ryerson DAS collaborative looks to tackle student housing crisis

This week, Ryerson?s Department of Architectural Science (DAS), will host their annual collaborative exercise, involving all 450 DAS students from all four years of study. This year?s edition, CEx18 DWELL, will see students embarking on a four day...
Architecture - 2018-01-08 21:56:23
Vancouver’s Shigeru Ban design attains ?Alternative Solution? building permit

Vancouver’s Shigeru Ban design attains ?Alternative Solution? building permit

Terrace House, the highly anticipated development by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, has received official approval to use exposed mass timber in the top 7-storeys of this 19-storey building. The issuance of the Building Permit...
Architecture - 2018-01-05 21:55:25
KPMB complete new design school at B.C.’s Kwantlen University

KPMB complete new design school at B.C.’s Kwantlen University

Working in collaboration with Vancouver’s Public Architecture, Toronto-based KPMB Architects have added a major new institution to British Colubmia’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Unveiled yesterday, the new Wilson School of Design introduces...
Architecture - 2018-01-05 21:55:25
UNCEDED: Canadian website launched for Venice Biennale

UNCEDED: Canadian website launched for Venice Biennale

Last fall, the Canada Council for the Arts selected the Indigenous design project UNCEDED as Canada’s official representative at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Led by legendary architect Douglas Cardinal, UNCEDED will emphasize and...
Architecture - 2018-01-03 21:53:42
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