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Editorial: Block 2 Winner is a Canadian Choice

Editorial: Block 2 Winner is a Canadian Choice

As a juror on the Block 2 design competition, I had the immense privilege of participating in rich discussions about the architectural approach most suitable to this complex site. In the last days of deliberation, as the juror moved towards...
Architecture - 2022-05-19 21:43:08
The 2022 Prairie Design Awards return

The 2022 Prairie Design Awards return

SHANE HOMES YMCA AT ROCKY RIDGE ? CALGARY, ALBERTAGEC Architecture Every two years, the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA), Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA), and Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) celebrate those setting new...
Architecture - 2022-05-19 21:43:08
Carleton students to design commemorative gate for Ottawa?s Confederation Park

Carleton students to design commemorative gate for Ottawa?s Confederation Park

The Governor General?s Foot Guards? (GGFG) organizing committee has selected a winning proposal, by architecture students at Carleton University, for Ottawa?s Confederation Park. Marking the 150th anniversary of the GGFG, Standing Steady, by...
Architecture - 2022-05-18 21:43:11


Claude Provencher: Dreamer and Ground-breaker

Claude Provencher: Dreamer and Ground-breaker

Claude Provencher One of Quebec?s most important architects died on Friday, May 6. Claude Provencher was a generous man?and an architect with a visionary mind. He loved Montreal, his hometown, and had a major impact on the city?s urban fabric over...
Architecture - 2022-05-17 21:45:58
PHI selects two grand finalists to advance in final competition

PHI selects two grand finalists to advance in final competition

PHI has selected two grand finalists to advance in the final stage of the international architecture competition for PHI Contemporary. Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen have been selected by the...
Architecture - 2022-05-17 21:45:58
Block 2 Winner Announced

Block 2 Winner Announced

Following an international design competition, the Canadian Ministry of Public Services and Procurement today announced the selection of Zeidler Architecture Inc. in association with David Chipperfield Architects as the competition Laureate for...
Architecture - 2022-05-16 22:08:30
OAA honours three additional Design Excellence Award winners

OAA honours three additional Design Excellence Award winners

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has revealed three winners of the 2022 Design Excellence Awards have won more honours at the Inspiring Climate Action conference. From May 11 to 13, the OAA held an in-person Conference at Toronto’s...
Architecture - 2022-05-16 22:08:30
Ryerson University changes name to Toronto Metropolitan University

Ryerson University changes name to Toronto Metropolitan University

By Alex Guibord from Toronto, Canada via Wikimedia Commons Ryerson University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved a motion to rename its institution ?Toronto Metropolitan University? effective immediately. ?Our new name Toronto...
Architecture - 2022-05-13 21:46:26


Renzo Piano exhibition to open in Toronto

Renzo Piano exhibition to open in Toronto

Artistic Rendering of New Toronto Court House Daylight by Renzo Piano Piece by Piece: Inside Renzo Piano Building Workshopis composed of 11 tables with 11 projects selected to reflect RPBWs? working process. The works present the studio?s...
Architecture - 2022-05-13 21:46:26
Brigitte Shim recieves ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award

Brigitte Shim recieves ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award

The Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE) has recognized Ms. Brigitte Shim as the recipient of the 2022 ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award. ACCE, along with title sponsor Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), and in association...
Architecture - 2022-05-12 21:40:22
Toronto Society of Architects announces return of in-person programs

Toronto Society of Architects announces return of in-person programs

DTAH STUDIO, DOORS OPEN TORONTO 2018 The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) has announced the return of three in-person programs reflecting on this year?s theme ?Renewal?, as part of Doors Open Toronto 2022. The annual event provides public...
Architecture - 2022-05-10 21:48:20
In Memoriam: Claude Provencher, 1949 – 2022

In Memoriam: Claude Provencher, 1949 – 2022

It is with great sadness that the partners and staff at Provencher_Roy announce the death of Claude Provencher, award-winning architect and co-founder of the practice, on May 6, 2022, at the age of 72. Considered one of the instigators of the new...
Architecture - 2022-05-09 21:42:39
School of Cities releases plan to boost mixed-use development

School of Cities releases plan to boost mixed-use development

University of Toronto?s School of Cities recently rolled out a three-pronged, city-building plan emphasizing mixed-use development. According to U of T News, family shelters below upscale condos, student housing above a rec centre and affordable...
Architecture - 2022-05-06 21:42:46


MNBAQ launches an architectural design competition

MNBAQ launches an architectural design competition

The Muse national des beaux-arts du Qubec (MNBAQ) has launched an architectural competition for the design of the future Espace Riopelle pavilion. This new building, located at the heart of Quebec City’s Plains of Abraham, will promote and...
Architecture - 2022-05-06 21:42:46
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts plans to launch international design competition for future building

St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts plans to launch international design competition for future buildin...

The St. Lawrence Centre Redevelopment Committee has marked the next phase for a reimagined St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, lead by TO Live and CreateTO. The committee is now seeking City Council?s endorsement of the program; if approved, it...
Architecture - 2022-05-04 21:41:12
Global Affairs Canada reveals winning design for Commemorative Artwork

Global Affairs Canada reveals winning design for Commemorative Artwork

Global Affairs Canada revealed that a design by Team MacLeod has been selected as the commemorative artwork to honour those who have died in service to Canada.Team MacLeod comprises Polymtis, an artist from Toronto; James B. Lennox & Associates,...
Architecture - 2022-05-03 21:39:41
May 2022

May 2022

Architecture - 2022-05-02 21:44:13
RAIC College welcomes 29 new Fellows from across Canada

RAIC College welcomes 29 new Fellows from across Canada

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the 29 Fellows inducted into the RAIC College. A Fellow?of the?RAIC?College?is a member of the?RAIC who has achieved professional eminence or has rendered distinctive service to the...
Architecture - 2022-05-02 21:44:13
Ten Indigenous Designers

Ten Indigenous Designers

Canada has a small but growing number of Indigenous architects and Indigenous designers working in allied fields such as interior design, planning and landscape. Here, we take a deeper dive into the work of ten of these practitioners whose names may...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
Rainbow Butterfly, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rainbow Butterfly, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Photo by Stationpoint Photographic Last year, Winnipeg?s Nestaweya River Trail included a striking ruby-red shelter. Its swooping form was inspired by the red jingle dresses that have become a symbol of commemoration for missing and murdered...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
Working with Indigenous Architects and Indigenous Procurement Requirements

Working with Indigenous Architects and Indigenous Procurement Requirements

Developing professional responsibility and awareness when working with Indigenous communities requires intent as well as follow-through. Providing a high level of service means understanding how to meaningfully build a project with an Indigenous...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
Longview: Malahat Skywalk, Vancouver Island, BC

Longview: Malahat Skywalk, Vancouver Island, BC

The timber-and-steel SkyWalk is a newly opened structure that elevates visitors above the treeline of Malahat First Nation, north ?of Victoria, BC. Photo by Hamish Hamilton Last August, a new tourist attraction opened in Malahat First Nation, just...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
Decolonizing the Design Process with Five Indigenous Land-Based Paradigms

Decolonizing the Design Process with Five Indigenous Land-Based Paradigms

?? a space that is somehow meaningfully organized and on the very point of speech, a kind of articulated thinking that fails to reach its ultimate translation in proposition or concepts, in messages ? the various landscapes, from frozen inland...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
Editorial: Indigenous Design

Editorial: Indigenous Design

Our guest editor for this issue of Canadian Architect is Edmonton-based Mtis architect Tiffany Shaw There has been a major shift since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?s 2015 report, with its 94 calls to action. While we are...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
2022 RAIC Gold Medal: Jerome Markson

2022 RAIC Gold Medal: Jerome Markson

Gold Medallist Jerome Markson (centre) with George Baird (left) and the building contractor on the construction site of Chatelaine Design Home ?63, Bramalea, Ontario. Photo courtesy George Baird Certain works of architecture are so carefully woven...
Architecture - 2022-05-01 21:39:08
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