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The CaGBC Releases the Results of its Disclosure Challenge

The CaGBC Releases the Results of its Disclosure Challenge

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) released the results of its Disclosure Challenge, an initiative designed to champion the importance of energy benchmarking and data transparency in the Canadian commercial real estate...
Architecture - 2019-12-06 21:55:27
RAIC Board Approves Climate Change Resolution

RAIC Board Approves Climate Change Resolution

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is set to consider big changes in how the organization and its members will address the climate crisis. The RAIC Board of Directors approved in principle the Resolution for Urgent and Sustained...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:53:29
Sneak peak of Diamond Schmitt?s Lincoln Center revamp

Sneak peak of Diamond Schmitt?s Lincoln Center revamp

Henry Timms, President and CEO of Lincoln Center, and Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the New York Philharmonic unveiled plans for the reimagination of David Geffen Hall, by Diamond Schmitt Architects. Image credit: Courtesy of Lincoln Center...
Architecture - 2019-12-05 21:53:29


Call for Submissions: Cool Gardens 2020

Call for Submissions: Cool Gardens 2020

Storefront Manitoba and The Forks invite design teams to submit proposals for a temporary, contemporary garden installation to be located at The Forks in Winnipeg. Floating Flowers by Floating Fantasy (Hugo Bertrand & Noël Picaper) Paris, France...
Architecture - 2019-12-04 21:54:10
York University?s Student Centre celebrates a diverse student body

York University?s Student Centre celebrates a diverse student body

Designed by CannonDesign and opened last year, York University?s second student center is the result of a 2013 referendum in which the student body voted in favor of a second building devoted solely to student space. Photo Credit: Tom...
Architecture - 2019-12-03 21:53:57
Winners of Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence Announced

Winners of Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence Announced

Canadian Architect magazine is proud to announce the winners of its 2019 Awards of Excellence. The annual awards honour design excellence for projects in the design and construction phases, as well as graduating student work. The projects must be...
Architecture - 2019-12-02 21:59:36
December 2019

December 2019

Architecture - 2019-12-02 21:59:36
The SAPL Launches a New Doctor of Design Program

The SAPL Launches a New Doctor of Design Program

The University of Calgary?s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) is launching a doctoral program which is the first in Canada that specifically focuses on practicing architects, planners, and landscape architects, according to the...
Architecture - 2019-12-02 21:59:36


Jury Report: 2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

Jury Report: 2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

2019 awards jury Joe Lobko, Cindy Wilson and Rami Bebawi The 2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence jury?Rami Bebawi of KANVA, Joe Lobko of DTAH, and Cindy Wilson of LWPAC/Intelligent City?met at a charged time: six days after a global...
Architecture - 2019-12-02 21:59:36
Editorial: Crafting a Jewel

Editorial: Crafting a Jewel

In 2004, the cover of the Canadian Architect awards issue featured a drawing of the nine-sided Bahá?í Temple of South America, a design by Hariri Pontarini Architects. 15 years later, in this issue, a stirring image of the temple appears once again...
Architecture - 2019-12-02 21:59:36
John Deutsch University Centre Revitalization

John Deutsch University Centre Revitalization

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE The addition provides new study and student-run retail spaces, while improving access to the existing student centre. Sitting at the entrance to Queen?s University, the John Deutsch...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
IW09

IW09

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF MERIT The hybrid structure includes a cast-in-place commercial podium topped with cross-laminated timber residential floors. The building is wrapped in a wood diagrid. Located just south of Calgary?s...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
Honey Bee Research Centre

Honey Bee Research Centre

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Beekeeping frames inspired the use of wood cells for the ceiling, walls and seating. The new Honey Bee Research Centre is a place for research and education. The hive-like design takes its...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03


West Don Lands Block 8

West Don Lands Block 8

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Materials and detailing pick up on existing neighbourhood buildings, tying this development to its surroundings on Toronto?s formerly industrial waterfront. Block 8 is a three-building...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
Clayton Reservoir

Clayton Reservoir

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF  MERIT The reservoir, which is nearly complete, has a sculptural presence that visually alludes to lakes and oceans. The Clayton Reservoir is one component in a series of climate resilience upgrades...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
ATTAbotics Headquarters

ATTAbotics Headquarters

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE The wedge-like form derives from airport district regulations. Robotics company ATTAbotics had an unusual vision for its new headquarters. The client ?referenced the spatial organization and...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Waterfront Relocation Project

Thunder Bay Art Gallery Waterfront Relocation Project

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF MERIT On the upper floor, a generously sized hall accommodates large gathering. Until the 1970s, Thunder Bay?s port was a key node between the Prairie railways and Great Lakes freight routes across...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
Academic Wood Tower

Academic Wood Tower

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE The mass timber structure is showcased on the fully glazed north façade. In Toronto, academic institutions are one of the leaders in championing the use of mass timber for tall buildings. The...
Architecture - 2019-12-01 21:58:03
Ravine, Ontario Science Centre

Ravine, Ontario Science Centre

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT PHOTO AWARD OF MERIT James Brittain Client: Moriyama & Teshima Architects The winning photo by James Brittain I?ve been thinking a lot lately about the value of revisiting architecture with a camera, and the...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
Bellechasse Transport Centre

Bellechasse Transport Centre

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF  MERIT The bus storage and maintenance facility is sunk underground, allowing a park to occupy the large site. When the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) set out to build a new parking garage, it...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
From Matter to Place: A Camp for the Transmission of Inuit Local Knowledge

From Matter to Place: A Camp for the Transmission of Inuit Local Knowledge

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Pierre-Olivier Demeule, Université Laval Advisor: Myriam Blais The design for a tundra camp in Nunavik centres on local materials and know-how. For the Inuit of Nunavik?the northern...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
Penthouse, 62M

Penthouse, 62M

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT PHOTO AWARD OF MERIT James Brittain Client: 5468796 Architecture The winning photo by James Brittain Photographing architecture on commission is a slightly chaotic mixture of accident and control. I think...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
Listening to Climate Change

Listening to Climate Change

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Josh Wallace, Carleton University Advisor: Catherine Bonier Field research for the project included recording the sounds of a glacier Climate change is often seen as an abstract...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
Coding a Biophilic Core: Digital Design Tools for Toronto’s Avian Networks

Coding a Biophilic Core: Digital Design Tools for Toronto’s Avian Networks

WINNER OF A 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Cameron Parkin, University of Waterloo Advisor: Maya Przybylski Two- and three-dimensional mapping is used to analyze the movement of birds through the city, and to locate...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
Bahá’í Temple of South America

Bahá’í Temple of South America

WINNER OF THE 2019 CANADIAN ARCHITECT PHOTO AWARD OF EXCELLENCE doublespace photography Client: Hariri Pontarini Architects The winning photo by doublespace photography Photographers Amanda Large and Younes Bounhar see their job as a two-phase...
Architecture - 2019-11-29 21:50:04
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