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Birgit Siber to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Birgit Siber to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Birgit Siber, a principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects, is to be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to sustainable design by Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC). Photo Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects The award...
Architecture - 2019-08-16 21:49:37
RAIC Journal: Indigenous Task Force helps shape federal housing initiative

RAIC Journal: Indigenous Task Force helps shape federal housing initiative

When the federal government wanted help in designing its new Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative, it turned to members of the RAIC Indigenous Task Force. ?This is a new way of doing business,? says task force chair Dr. Luugigyoo Patrick...
Architecture - 2019-08-15 21:54:57
Lab-E?cole Announces the Launch of Its Architecture Competition

Lab-E?cole Announces the Launch of Its Architecture Competition

Lab-E?cole, a non-profit organization bringing multidisciplinary expertise to design schools in Québec, has announced the launch of its architecture competition. Photo credit: Lab-École Driven by its three founding members?Pierre Thibault, Pierre...
Architecture - 2019-08-15 21:54:57


Exhibition Review: Our Happy Life

Exhibition Review: Our Happy Life

In a 1968 campaign speech at the University of Kansas, Robert F. Kennedy observed that Gross National Product ?measures everything?  except that which makes life worthwhile.? The feeling that economic metrics fail to capture the totality of lived...
Architecture - 2019-08-14 21:52:27
Design with Nature: The Discovery and Visitor Center of Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, Boucherville, Québec

Design with Nature: The Discovery and Visitor Center of Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, Boucherv...

For years, developers kept a close eye on Charron Island, a site of exceptional beauty a half hour?s drive from downtown Montreal. Nature lovers also watched, as the coveted land stands at the head of a unique archipelago of relatively intact...
Architecture - 2019-08-14 21:52:27
Film review: City Dreamers

Film review: City Dreamers

A young Phyllis Lambert sits at the centre of a room filled from wall to wall with older men. Lambert has forcefully convinced her father to choose Ludwig Mies van der Rohe as architect for the Seagram Building. She gazes directly at the...
Architecture - 2019-08-14 21:52:27
Sustainable. Becomes the First Certified B Corp Architecture Firm in Canada

Sustainable. Becomes the First Certified B Corp Architecture Firm in Canada

Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet is now among 230 Certified B Corporations in Canada, and the first Canadian architectural firm to receive the certification. Photo Courtesy of Sustainable. Certified B Corporations are businesses that...
Architecture - 2019-08-14 21:52:27
National Treasure: Pavillon d?accueil de l?Assemblée Nationale du Québec, Quebec City, Quebec

National Treasure: Pavillon d?accueil de l?Assemblée Nationale du Québec, Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec?s motto, ?Je me souviens,? appeared for the first time?carved in stone?as part of Eugène-Étienne Taché?s elaborate façade for the province?s Parliament Building in Quebec City. The 19th-century building continues to blend architecture and...
Architecture - 2019-08-14 21:52:27


In Memoriam: I. M. Pei

In Memoriam: I. M. Pei

Bing Crosby is rarely cited in histories of 20th-century architecture, yet he had a significant role in shaping it. Ieoh Ming Pei?born in China in 1917 to Lien Kwun, an accomplished flute player, and Tsuyee, a bank manager?was inspired by the...
Architecture - 2019-08-14 21:52:27
ACO Receives Park People’s PSI Grant to Revitalize The Oculus

ACO Receives Park People’s PSI Grant to Revitalize The Oculus

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) and Giaimo Architects are among the five recipients reimagining public spaces in Toronto through Park People?s Public Space Incubator (PSI) program. The team will embark on a new community-initiative to...
Architecture - 2019-08-13 21:51:59
Meet our Jury

Meet our Jury

The jury for the 2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence has been finalized. We are proud to introduce our jurors: Joe Lobko, partner at DTAH, Cindy Wilson, founding principal of LWPAC and Intelligent City, and Rami Bebawi, co-founder of...
Architecture - 2019-08-12 21:50:17
Carleton University Professors Receive Fundings To Improve Canada’s Building Sector

Carleton University Professors Receive Fundings To Improve Canada’s Building Sector

Carleton University?s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor Cynthia Cruickshank, and Burak Gunay, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have received funds from NRCanada to improve...
Architecture - 2019-08-10 21:52:11
Passages Insolites: Québec City’s Public Art Circuit

Passages Insolites: Québec City’s Public Art Circuit

The 6th edition of Passages Insolites brings together 14 artworks produced by 40 local and international artists and architecture collectives whose work plays on the idea of ?unusual passages?. These artists pose profound questions...
Architecture - 2019-08-09 21:53:24


Canadians to speak at CTBUH World Congress

Canadians to speak at CTBUH World Congress

Canadians Moshe Safdie and Joe Berridge are among the keynote speakers recently announced for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)?s 10th World Congress. Focusing on the theme 50 Forward | 50 Back, the Congress will explore the...
Architecture - 2019-08-08 21:49:29
StorefrontMB Announces the 2019 Winnipeg Design Festival Theme

StorefrontMB Announces the 2019 Winnipeg Design Festival Theme

This September, StorefrontMB?s Winnipeg Design Festival (2019 WDF) will focus on encouraging and celebrating the idea of the ?first-in-time? or ?first-of? within Winnipeg?s design culture. The annual event will be curated and directed by Jae-Sung...
Architecture - 2019-08-07 21:50:32
Applications Open For the 2020 CCA Research Fellowship Program

Applications Open For the 2020 CCA Research Fellowship Program

Applications for the CCA?s 2020 Research Fellowship Program are currently open until August 18, 2019. As an international research institution, the CCA operates in the spaces between architectural culture through exhibitions, publications, public...
Architecture - 2019-08-06 22:01:27
The OAA Opens Submissions for its 2020 Conference

The OAA Opens Submissions for its 2020 Conference

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has opened submissions for Continuing Education (ConEd) sessions at the 2020 OAA conference. From May 27 to 29, 2020, the interdisciplinary conference, titled Shifting Paradigms, will bring Ontario...
Architecture - 2019-08-06 22:01:27
Plenary Consortium Selected for Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital

Plenary Consortium Selected for Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital

Corner Brook Health Partnership has been selected to design, build, finance and maintain a new acute care hospital in Corner Brook with an estimated contract of $750 million. Photo Courtesy of plenarygroup.com At a press conference announcing the...
Architecture - 2019-08-02 21:53:42
2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence opens for submissions

2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence opens for submissions

For 52 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage. The Awards of Excellence are open to all architects registered in Canada and to Canadian...
Architecture - 2019-08-01 21:52:12
RIBA Opens Entries for the 2020 International Awards

RIBA Opens Entries for the 2020 International Awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has opened entries for the third edition of the RIBA International Awards, which celebrates buildings that embrace sustainable technologies while delivering a meaningful social impact. The biennial...
Architecture - 2019-08-01 21:52:12
Four Recipients of the 2019 OLA New Library Building Award Announced

Four Recipients of the 2019 OLA New Library Building Award Announced

The Ontario Library Association (OLA) has announced four recipients of the 2019 Ontario Library Association New Library Building Award. These recipients showcase excellence in architectural design, environmental stewardship, connections with local...
Architecture - 2019-07-31 21:54:07
August 2019

August 2019

Architecture - 2019-07-31 21:54:07
Submission Tips for the Canadian Architect Awards

Submission Tips for the Canadian Architect Awards

On August 1, we?re launching our 52nd annual Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. For over five decades, our annual national awards program has recognized projects in the design stage. This year?s competition also includes the new Canadian...
Architecture - 2019-07-30 22:01:55
Teknion Expands its Toronto Collaboration Hub

Teknion Expands its Toronto Collaboration Hub

Teknion Corporation?s new redesigned 19,000 square foot (1765m²) Collaboration Hub has officially opened on the 20th floor of the Bremner Tower in downtown Toronto. ?The Hub is a window into the future of the workplace,? said David...
Architecture - 2019-07-30 22:01:55
EllisDon Wins Contract to Build Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

EllisDon Wins Contract to Build Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

EllisDon Construction Ltd. has won the contract to design, build and operate the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai. Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, presented the award to the construction service...
Architecture - 2019-07-30 22:01:55
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