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UBC opens the Margolese National Design for Living Prize

UBC opens the Margolese National Design for Living Prize

The University of British Columbia?s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) has announced a call for nominations for the Margolese National Design for Living Prize, a $50,000 award recognizing a Canadian citizen who is making...
Architecture - 2021-01-22 21:45:53
New research suggests 1.5C climate target will be out of reach without greener COVID-19 recovery plans

New research suggests 1.5C climate target will be out of reach without greener COVID-19 recovery pla...

Coal power plants, such as this new Uniper Datteln 4 in Datteln, Germany, produce aerosols in addition to carbon dioxide, which have a cooling effect on climate. As their emissions decline, the remaining carbon budget decreases. (AP Photo/Martin...
Architecture - 2021-01-19 21:58:33
Two Canadian architecture firms win AIA International Awards

Two Canadian architecture firms win AIA International Awards

Two Canadian architecture firms, PHAEDRUS Studio and HCMA Architecture + Design, have received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Region Awards in the Architecture and Interior Architecture categories. Located within...
Architecture - 2021-01-18 21:44:03


JDA Designs Vancouver’s first Fire Hall and housing colocation project

JDA Designs Vancouver’s first Fire Hall and housing colocation project

Located in Vancouver?s Killarney neighborhood, Johnston Davidson Architecture?s Vancouver Fire Hall No. 5 is the city?s first fire hall collocated with housing, and sets a precedent for future public building projects. Photo credit:...
Architecture - 2021-01-16 21:43:52
Promoting Equity & Justice Advisory Committee: RAIC volunteer opportunity

Promoting Equity & Justice Advisory Committee: RAIC volunteer opportunity

On June 2, 2020,?the RAIC?released an initial statement?regarding systemic racism and the subsequent protests due to unjust actions or lack of action. Building on that initial commentary, the RAIC further clarified that it stands in solidarity with...
Architecture - 2021-01-15 21:45:43
Urban Land Institute report urges Toronto to improve its aging public housing

Urban Land Institute report urges Toronto to improve its aging public housing

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) released a report based on recommendations from an Advisory Services panel of sustainability and affordable housing experts on how the city of Toronto can retrofit the aging buildings to reduce their carbon emissions,...
Architecture - 2021-01-14 21:45:38
Canadian Canoe Museum announces new site, new architect

Canadian Canoe Museum announces new site, new architect

The Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM) announced that Johnson Park, the City-owned property at 2077 Ashburnham Drive in Peterborough, ON, has been deemed viable for the building of its new canoe museum. The museum?s original concept was awarded by an...
Architecture - 2021-01-12 21:45:51
Call for BIPOC design students: free portfolio review

Call for BIPOC design students: free portfolio review

Gensler Toronto is partnering with BAIDA (Black Architects and Interior Designers Association) and BEAT (Building Equality in Architecture Toronto) to host a virtual BIPOC Portfolio Collaborative Review session. There is a notable disproportionate...
Architecture - 2021-01-12 21:45:51


Third annual BIM report sets benchmark for BIM users in Canada

Third annual BIM report sets benchmark for BIM users in Canada

The annual Building Information Modeling (BIM) survey is a collaborative effort between academia and industry to capture and illustrate the state of BIM implementation within the architecture, engineering, construction and facility management...
Architecture - 2021-01-09 21:48:22
The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism receives 2020 Studio Prize

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism receives 2020 Studio Prize

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism has received a 2020 Studio Prize from Architect Magazine for a studio that investigated the spatial and social implications of mining in South Africa. Carleton University was the only Canadian...
Architecture - 2021-01-07 21:43:11
Paul H. Cocker Gallery invites Seeking the Periphery submissions

Paul H. Cocker Gallery invites Seeking the Periphery submissions

The Paul H. Cocker Gallery invites submissions from artists, academics, designers, and institutions that redirect the eye away from iconic architectural photography toward new forms and representational culture. The aim is to assemble and display...
Architecture - 2021-01-07 21:43:11
Daniels Faculty has announced Douglas Cardinal as 2020-2021 Gehry Chair

Daniels Faculty has announced Douglas Cardinal as 2020-2021 Gehry Chair

The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has announced that the 2020-21 Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design is Douglas Cardinal, OC, FRAIC. By Bruce Reeve via Wikimedia Commons As a renowned...
Architecture - 2021-01-05 21:44:38
Public Services and Procurement Canada initiates an international design competition

Public Services and Procurement Canada initiates an international design competition

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has launched the Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 International Design Competition. PWGSC is initiating a process to pre-qualify Respondents for a two-stage design competition related to the redevelopment...
Architecture - 2021-01-04 21:46:44


Quadrangle announces name change to BDP Quadrangle

Quadrangle announces name change to BDP Quadrangle

Photo by Adrien Williams. Quadrangle has announced a new name change and is now operating under, BDP Quadrangle. The name builds on the partnership Quadrangle formed in 2019 with UK-based global architecture, design and engineering firm BDP,...
Architecture - 2020-12-31 21:43:56
Ontario Place retains heritage elements

Ontario Place retains heritage elements

Ontario Place for All (OP4All) has extended thanks to all its members and supporters for the victory they won regarding the Ontario government?s announcement that there is not going to be any wholesale destruction of Ontario Place. Ontario Place...
Architecture - 2020-12-31 21:43:56
Teeple Architects Announces New Leadership Team

Teeple Architects Announces New Leadership Team

Teeple Architects has announced five new principals: Richard Lai, Myles Craig, Tomer Diamant, Avery Guthrie and Wes Wilson. These internal leaders join founder Stephen Teeple, and Chris Radigan in managing the practice. According to Stephen Teeple,...
Architecture - 2020-12-29 21:45:13
Government selects Stantec, Merrick, and Dialog for multi year renewal of science and research facilities

Government selects Stantec, Merrick, and Dialog for multi year renewal of science and research facil...

FRAMEWORK Design Partners (?FRAMEWORK?), a joint venture of leading Canadian design firms Stantec, Merrick and Dialog, was recently awarded a base contract by the Government of Canada to support the renewal of government research facilities across...
Architecture - 2020-12-24 21:43:20
Four Tributes: Barry Sampson, 1948-2020

Four Tributes: Barry Sampson, 1948-2020

Adding to the obituary by colleague George Baird, a group of early colleagues?and lifelong friends?pay tribute to the memory of architect Barry Sampson, who passed away on December 5, 2020. Joost Bakker, Bruce Kuwabara, Donald McKay and John van...
Architecture - 2020-12-22 21:43:04
The OAA invites its members to explore the SHIFT2021 Challenge

The OAA invites its members to explore the SHIFT2021 Challenge

The OAA is calling on all its members?Architects (practicing, non-practising, retired), Intern Architects, Student Associates, and Licensed Technologists OAA?to explore the intersection of architecture and resiliency for the biennial SHIFT...
Architecture - 2020-12-22 21:43:04
Curio House, Richmond BC

Curio House, Richmond BC

ARCHITECT Haeccity Studio Architecture Haeccity Studio Architecture has recently completed a single-family home that integrates a classical Chinese residential composition with state-of-the-art construction. The location, in Richmond,...
Architecture - 2020-12-22 21:43:04
AIBC Transitions Ministries

AIBC Transitions Ministries

Chamber of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Photo by Scazon via Flickr As of November 26, 2020, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is officially part of the Ministry of Attorney General. The change was announced on...
Architecture - 2020-12-17 21:47:05
Venice Biennale Sneak Peek: Impostor Cities

Venice Biennale Sneak Peek: Impostor Cities

The 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale?postponed from 2020?is posting sneak peaks of its national pavilions, a highlight of the exhibition. Canadian cities often appear in movies, but standing in for other places. The official Canadian...
Architecture - 2020-12-16 21:43:11
UK study reports 58% decline in student satisfaction with spring move to online architectural studios

UK study reports 58% decline in student satisfaction with spring move to online architectural studio...

Photo by Unsplash In October, the University of Bath released the final version of a National Design Studio Survey examining the impact of the spring transition to online learning in UK architecture schools. Soon after UK universities shifted to...
Architecture - 2020-12-15 21:48:45
In Memoriam: Geoffrey Massey

In Memoriam: Geoffrey Massey

We are saddened to mark the passing of Geoffrey Massey, age 96, on December 1, 2020. Massey worked in partnership with architect Arthur Erickson from 1963 to 1972. The duo created projects including the Simon Fraser University campus, the MacMillan...
Architecture - 2020-12-14 21:46:16
Sudbury2050 Urban Design Winners Announced

Sudbury2050 Urban Design Winners Announced

The McEwen School of Architecture has announced the winners of the Sudbury2050 Urban Design Ideas Competition. 100 design concepts for the future of the community were received from creative teams representing over 20 countries. According to the...
Architecture - 2020-12-11 21:43:22
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