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Winners announced for 2022 Prairie Design Awards

Winners announced for 2022 Prairie Design Awards

The Alberta Association of Architects, The Saskatchewan Association of Architects and The Manitoba Association of Architects have announced with winners of the 2022 PrairieDesignAwards. This tri-provincial collaboration has been recognizing...
Architecture - 2022-10-04 21:55:41
hcma joins global B Corp community

hcma joins global B Corp community

In response to the urgent need for firms to take responsibility for their environmental and social impact, Western Canadian interdisciplinary design firm hcma is now B Corp certified. B Corp businesses are leading a global movement for an...
Architecture - 2022-10-04 21:55:41
Canadian architects can lead the way in becoming better global citizens

Canadian architects can lead the way in becoming better global citizens

Any practice that’s gone through the B Corp process will understand the joy (and immense relief) when their certification is confirmed. As a framework to benchmark ongoing environmental and social targets, B Corp is one of the few global standards...
Architecture - 2022-10-04 21:55:41


Hiding in Plain Sight: Embodied Carbon & MEP Systems

Hiding in Plain Sight: Embodied Carbon & MEP Systems

Most industry embodied carbon targets and benchmarks focus on architectural building materials, without considering the embodied carbon impact of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. But more and more studies are now revealing just...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Policy: Rise for Architecture

Policy: Rise for Architecture

INTERVIEW WITHDarryl Condon and Lisa Landrum Since 2016, a task force of Canadian architects and educators has been mobilizing conversations on the future of architecture and developing a framework for an architecture policy for Canada. The group...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Book Review: Context and Content?The Memoir of a Fortunate Architect

Book Review: Context and Content?The Memoir of a Fortunate Architect

Photo by Jim Ryce Context and Content: The Memoir of a Fortunate Architect By A.J. Diamond (Dundurn Press, 2022) REVIEW Stefan Novakovic In the opening chapter of his memoir, architect A.J. Diamond recounts a conversation with Vladimir Putin....
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Promise Ring: The Ring, Place Ville Marie, Montreal, Quebec

Promise Ring: The Ring, Place Ville Marie, Montreal, Quebec

The 30-metre-diameter stainless steel ring fits snugly between Place Ville Marie’s north buildings and is suspended above a new grand staircase to the elevated plaza. Photo by Jean-Franois Savaria PROJECT The Ring, Place Ville Marie, Montreal,...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Recalibrating Infrastructure and Ecologies: Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario

Recalibrating Infrastructure and Ecologies: Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario

In a design led by Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, the new mouth of the Don River imitates the curves and eddies of a natural estuary, but takes form as a highly engineered construction. Reinforced riverbanks protect the surrounding planned...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09


Editorial: Building Resiliency

Editorial: Building Resiliency

Limberlost Place at George Brown College Waterfront Campus, Toronto. Design by Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?s 2022 report focuses on the impacts of climate change, and the...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Book Review: Beyond the Divide?A Century of Canadian Mosque Design

Book Review: Beyond the Divide?A Century of Canadian Mosque Design

Beyond the Divide?A Century of Canadian Mosque Design By Tammy Gaber (McGill-Queen?s University Press, 2022) REVIEW Roberto Chiotti Beyond the Divide: A Century of Canadian Mosque Design provides a critical contribution to the international...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Panellizing Deep Energy Retrofits

Panellizing Deep Energy Retrofits

Edmonton’s Sundance Housing Co-op was precision-scanned and outfitted with a new panellized envelope, dramatically improving its energy performance. TEXT Max Amerongen PHOTOS Courtesy Butterwick Projects There?s a lane in Sundance Housing Co-op...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Ready for Takeoff: Centennial College Downsview Campus Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, Downsview Park, Toronto, Ontario

Ready for Takeoff: Centennial College Downsview Campus Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation,...

A glass-box hangar was added to the adaptively reused de Havilland building, allowing modern aircraft with larger wingspans to be used as teaching aids for aviation technicians-in-training. Photo by doublespace photography PROJECT Centennial...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09
Interview: Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa

Interview: Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa

Photo by Amanda Friedman The winners of the 2022 AIA Gold Medal, the organization?s top award, are Angela Brooks, FAIA and Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, co-founders of the Hawthorne, California?based firmBrooks + Scarpa. Those familiar with their work...
Architecture - 2022-10-01 21:49:09


October 2022

October 2022

Architecture - 2022-09-30 21:47:15
WZMH Architects Designs a solution to restore areas in Ukraine

WZMH Architects Designs a solution to restore areas in Ukraine

WZMH Architects and its research and development lab known as ?sparkbird? have teamed up with industry partners ? Spring Valley Corp, Stephenson Engineering Ltd, Quasar Consulting Group and Argentum ? to develop a new solution designed to restore...
Architecture - 2022-09-29 21:44:14
Beaverbrook Art Gallery opens new pavilion addition

Beaverbrook Art Gallery opens new pavilion addition

Beaverbrook Art Gallery has recently reopened its doors with a new entry created to accommodate a range of events. Designed by KPMB, the new Harrison McCain Pavilion entry is a multi-function lobby designed that includes ticketing, membership and...
Architecture - 2022-09-28 21:39:54
The Warming Huts, Winnipeg receives 2022 RAIC International Prize

The Warming Huts, Winnipeg receives 2022 RAIC International Prize

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced that the 2022 RAIC International Prize will be awarded to The Warming Huts, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The architecture firm behind the project is Sputnik Architecture Inc, Winnipeg,...
Architecture - 2022-09-27 21:51:52
CCUSA announces CAF Capital: Towards Equity in Architecture

CCUSA announces CAF Capital: Towards Equity in Architecture

The Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture (CCUSA), in collaboration with the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, are hosting a symposium on...
Architecture - 2022-09-27 21:51:52
OALA honours 10 community leaders for influence on landscape architecture in Ontario

OALA honours 10 community leaders for influence on landscape architecture in Ontario

The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) has recognized 10 award winners for their outstanding contributions to the community. Smalls Creek Team The awardees were recognized at the Awards evening on September 21 as part of the...
Architecture - 2022-09-23 21:39:24
Winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced

Winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture announced

The winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) have been revealed. The six Award winners, who will share the $1 million award, one of the largest in architecture, show promise for communities, innovation and care for the...
Architecture - 2022-09-22 21:41:58
The Palais des congrs launches a photography contest

The Palais des congrs launches a photography contest

Glass faade of the Palais des congrs de Montral (CNW Group/Palais des congrs de Montral) This fall, the Palais des congrs will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its glass faade, which was unveiled when the Palais expanded in 2002. The Hal...
Architecture - 2022-09-20 21:50:39
In Memoriam: Whit Petch

In Memoriam: Whit Petch

The Reich&Petch team has shared the news of the passing of Whit Petch, Senior Principal at Reich&Petch. The firm reports that sudden illness overtook Whit on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022. Reich&Petch says Whit was a great project leader...
Architecture - 2022-09-19 21:46:28
B+H appoints Patrick Fejr as CEO

B+H appoints Patrick Fejr as CEO

Global design practice B+H has appointed senior design principal Patrick Fejr as the firm?s new CEO. With over twenty years? experience leading large-scale design projects across global sectors and markets, Fejr is well positioned to lead the firm...
Architecture - 2022-09-18 21:45:01
Eleven Building Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

Eleven Building Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

Eleven building projects across the United States and Canada recently received the prestigious North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award from the Copper Development Association (CDA) for their outstanding application of architectural...
Architecture - 2022-09-17 21:43:24
Clayton Community Centre picks up honors at Fast Company?s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards

Clayton Community Centre picks up honors at Fast Company?s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards

Interdisciplinary design firm hcma has been recognized in multiple categories at Fast Company?s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards for its work on Clayton Community Centre in Surrey, British Columbia. Clayton Community Centre is the Winner in Spaces...
Architecture - 2022-09-16 21:40:10
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