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2018 Toronto Design Offsite Festival coming in January

Coming back to Canada’a largest city for its eight edition, the Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) will take place on January 15-21. Featuring ...
12-12-2017 21:47

Undulating Hariri Pontarini office building completed in dow

Hariri Pontarini Architects worked in close collaboration with St. Thomas Commercial Developments Inc. to design 7 St. Thomas, a building that harmoni...
12-12-2017 21:47

Shigeru Ban interiors previewed for Vancouver’s Terrac

A Pritzker Prize winner in 2014, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is designing the world’s tallest hybrid timber structure in Vancouver. Dubbed ‘Ter...
11-12-2017 21:45

Architect calls out premier for focusing on her shoes instea

An award-winning architect says she has dealt with much worse in her professional life than a joke Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister made about her fas...
09-12-2017 21:47

Vancouver’s modular housing for homeless meets mixed r

In Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood, a new modular housing concept aiming to combat homelessness in the urban core garnered both praise and critici...
09-12-2017 21:47

Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2018

  The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is back and it?s bigger than ever! Taking place January 15-21, 2018, #TODO18 is Canada?s largest cultur...
08-12-2017 21:45

AAA issues call for presenters for 2018 Banff Session

Every two years, the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) hosts a conference that brings speakers from around the globe to share ideas, innovation ...
08-12-2017 21:45

First phase of Toronto’s ‘Bentway’ linear

The Bentway, a unique public space designed by Public Work and Ken Greenberg Consultants ? located under the Gardiner Expressway, is promising to chan...
08-12-2017 21:45

Recladding transforms John B. Parkin’s Simpson Tower

Completed in 1969, a prominent John B. Parkin / Bregman & Hamann design in downtown Toronto is being transformed through a recladding project led by W...
08-12-2017 21:45

International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture

The award The International VELUX Award 2018 for Students of Architecture wants to encourage and challenge students of architecture to explore the the...
08-12-2017 21:45

Winning designs chosen for Toronto’s ‘Ice Breake

Returning to the downtown Toronto waterfront for its second year, the ‘Ice Breakers’ art exhibition will bring five playful designs to the winter ...
07-12-2017 21:44

Heritage, development at odds as cities come under pressure

A move to add nearly 100 Toronto buildings to the city’s heritage registry list amid letters of objection ? including from one owner who says his bu...
07-12-2017 21:44

Informa transforms with the unveiling of revitalized exhibit

Informa has announced that it will restructure the format of its Canadian construction and design lineup to offer its audience unparalleled tradeshow ...
06-12-2017 21:51

Highly Resourceful

The Canadian mining industry is changing. In years past, mining in the north involved open-pit, placer or below-ground operations, often dangerous and...
06-12-2017 21:51

International VELUX student award now open for 2018 registra

Billed as the only global award that celebrates daylight in architectural education, the International VELUX Award for Students in Architecture return...
05-12-2017 21:46

Eminent architecture historian Vincent Scully dead at 97

Yale University scholar Vincent Scully, a revered architecture historian and professor who inspired generations of students ranging from David McCullo...
04-12-2017 21:47

Updated December 15 deadline for Wood Design Awards

The deadline for submissions to the Canadian Wood Council’s Wood Design & Building Awards has been extended to December 15. Featuring six categories...
04-12-2017 21:47

Winners announced for 50th Canadian Architect Awards

On November 29, the 50th annual Canadian Architect Awards were hosted alongside Canadian Interiors‘ 20th annual Best of Canada Awards. Recognizing t...
02-12-2017 21:45

True Colours

Like many suburban libraries, the boxy Toronto Public Library (TPL) Albion branch in Etobicoke, Ontario, had evolved over the years into a heavily tra...
01-12-2017 21:47

Passing: Vincent Scully

This week marked the passing of Vincent Scully, widely considered one of the world’s foremost architectural historians and educators. A winner of th...
01-12-2017 21:47

Smith Vigeant’s Boucherville Visitor’s Centre cl

The Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, which offers great outdoor experiences just minutes away from downtown-Montreal, is now equipped with a new di...
01-12-2017 21:47

Toronto’s virtual Green Building Expo returning next N

Following the successful first edition of Toronto’ virtual Green Building Expo this year, a second edition of the show has been announced for Novemb...
29-11-2017 21:47

Architect Wright’s winter home draws fans to Arizona d

Each year when the sizzling temperatures finally dipped in the southern Arizona desert, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a small band of young apprent...
28-11-2017 19:50

Douglas Coupland to create Calgary’s largest public ar

Renowned Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland will add a new work of global significance to Calgary?s vibrant public art scape. ?Northern Light...
28-11-2017 19:50

Architectural winners Announced at Saskatchewan Design Week

Held in conjunction with Saskatchewan Design Week, a biennial event hosted by the Design Council of Saskatchewan (DCS) that took place from September ...
28-11-2017 19:50

Calgary announces Urban Design Award winners

The 2017 Mayor?s Urban Design Award winners were announced on November 15th at the National Music Centre. Every two years, the City of Calgary acknowl...
24-11-2017 21:49

Substantive Edit

?I have a friend who loves cars,? Bruce Mau told the audience for his keynote speech at the EDIT Festival last month, ?and he said to me: ?Since I got...
23-11-2017 21:50

Post-earthquake prototype home named WAF ‘Building of

The Post-earthquake reconstruction/demonstration project of Guangming Village has been declared the World Building of the Year 2017 this evening at th...
23-11-2017 21:50

Toronto?s? ?19th? ? ?Annual? ?Canstruction? ?launches? ?call

Canstruction Toronto invites teams of engineers, architects, and designers to take part in the 19th annual Canstruction at the Toronto Dominion Centre...
22-11-2017 21:48

Takahuru Tezuka: Around and Around

Takaharu Tezuka. Photo via Tezuka Architects When Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo was awarded the Moriyama RAIC International Prize in September, it marked...
21-11-2017 21:49

Lemay’s Pomerlau Office among American Architecture Pr

Among the many Canadian firms lauded at this year’s American Architecture Prize, Lemay, one of Quebec?s leading architecture, design and urban devel...
21-11-2017 21:49

December deadline approaches for International Architecture

Since 2004, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies ...
20-11-2017 21:49

Diamond Schmitt’s Vaughan Metropolitan Centre wins urb

The first office tower to be completed in the emerging Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) has won the Award of Excellence at the Vaughan Urban Design A...
18-11-2017 21:46

Southern Exposure

I can smell the fragrance of forest. In this case it?s emanating from some planks of softwood attached to a lobby ceiling at T3, an office building in...
17-11-2017 21:51

First winners announced for World Architecture Festival

World Architecture Festival, the world’s largest international architectural event, opened today in Berlin. The first day’s Awards category winner...
16-11-2017 21:49

Design competition seeks innovative uses of aluminum

In the interest of fostering the innovative use of aluminum in building design, the Centre d?expertise sur l?aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation are...
16-11-2017 21:49

CANADA – Modern Architectures in History

Canada?s history is an urban history?as well as a modern one?whose roots began towards the end of the nineteenth century, when the transcontinental Ca...
16-11-2017 21:49

Goodbye to all that

In November of 2011, when Colin Ripley and I embarked on our research for an exhibition on Canada?s Centennial projects, the sesquicentennial seemed f...
15-11-2017 21:47

Canada seeks updated climate change predictions for new buil

The National Research Council says Canada’s homes and highways were built with assumptions about weather patterns that are no longer relevant, thank...
14-11-2017 21:53

New December 15 deadline for 2018 OAA Awards submissions

The OAA Awards program is changing and will now operate on a two-year cycle, with Design Excellence and career achievement awards celebrated in even-n...
13-11-2017 21:51

Viewpoint: Going Public

Most architects think of their work as a public good, since even private houses are present within the wider community and, occasionally, catalysts an...
13-11-2017 21:51

Dan Hanganu: An Appreciation

Dan Hanganu and Phyllis Lambert, while serving as jurors in the 1997 RAIC International Competition The architecture of Dan Hanganu has a strong and a...
11-11-2017 21:45

Parts of new roof at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium could

An agency that oversees Montreal’s Olympic Stadium says parts of the new roof planned for the cavernous facility could be removable. The Parc Olympi...
11-11-2017 21:45

Call for Entries: North American Copper in Architecture Awar

Architects, designers and sheet metal contractors are invited to submit their copper building projects for the 2018 North American Copper in Architect...
10-11-2017 21:46

Stellar Offering

Could architecture someday be alive?thinking, feeling, reacting, even caring?just like a sentient being" It?s a question much too strange not to take ...
10-11-2017 21:46

November 21 Deadline for Wood Design Awards

The deadline to submit projects for the 2017 Wood Design & Building Awards is November 21. Featuring six categories, the Awards call for projects “t...
10-11-2017 21:46

The Poetry of Space

Poems create space in multiple ways. Two recent books, Midway Radicals by Ted Landrum, and This Being by Ingrid Ruthig, are both by poets educated in ...
09-11-2017 21:47

Canadian Architect, November 2017 Issue

Click here to join our digital mailing list! Receive our weekly newsletter and notification as soon as the next issue is published! The post Canadia...
09-11-2017 21:47

When is the Digital in Architecture"

The interrogation format of the book title When is the Digital in Architecture" bespeaks the ongoing debate about the relationship of digital technolo...
09-11-2017 21:47

Bauhaus of the North

When the Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture officially opened on January 19 of this year, we celebrated the long-awaited event in kee...
08-11-2017 21:46

Ontario’s Wood WORKS! Awards announce 2017 winners

This month, architects, engineers, developers and other construction industry professionals at the forefront of wood design in Ontario celebrated exce...
08-11-2017 21:46

CityAge Toronto

Canada?s cities ? and in particular Ontario?s cities ? have a major opportunity. A technology boom, a population boom, and billions of dollars of publ...
07-11-2017 21:46

Let’s talk about… Connectivity

Join a discussion on development that serves transit. What?s key to making a neighbourhood feel connected" We?ll explore the design considerations th...
07-11-2017 21:46

On Borrowed Time

Vintage brochure image, Finning Tractor Equipment Is the sun setting on Canada?s industrial vernacular architecture" It?s a question now swirling acro...
07-11-2017 21:46

The Cities Summit at SXSW

The Cities Summit, a new convergence program for SXSW 2018, explores the future of cities through two full days of inspirational talks, hands on learn...
07-11-2017 21:46

GLOBUS by Florian Innerkofler

GLOBUS: Exhibition by Florian Innerkofler Date: November 16th to November 20th Time: 9:30 am to 6:30pm Address: Art Hub Gallery, 334 Dundas St. W. Ti...
07-11-2017 21:46

New metric assesses impacts of design on community wellbeing

North American design firm Dialog and ...
07-11-2017 21:46

Toronto Real Estate Forum

Since 1992, The Real Estate Forum has become Canada?s largest annual national conference on real estate investment and management issues. It has earne...
07-11-2017 21:46

Frank Revelations

A discussion of the legacy Frank Lloyd Wright usually involves taking a side. Was he an anachronism from the start?the greatest architect of the 19th ...
06-11-2017 21:47

February deadline for Nuckolls Lighting Education grant

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education has set February 9, 2018 as the deadline for receipt of proposals for three grants. Since 1989, the Fund has ...
06-11-2017 21:47

Reza Aliabadi named among Architecture Drawing Prize winners

Joining a global roster of winners, Canada’s Reza Aliabadi of atelier rzlbd was lauded at the inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize. Titled 100, Alia...
03-11-2017 21:48

Green Building Council launches Zero Carbon Building Program

Late last month, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) launched public registration for the new Zero Carbon Building (ZCB)  program. According to ...
03-11-2017 21:48

Passing: Remembering Quebec’s Georges E. Lemay

Georges E. Lemay, founder of Montreal-based architecture, planning and design firm Lemay, passed away on September 30, 2017, at the age of 88. He leav...
02-11-2017 21:47

Turning Full Circle

Established in 1890, University of Toronto?s architecture school?of which I am an alumnus?has migrated to several makeshift locations over the years b...
02-11-2017 21:47

Viewpoint: Adaptive Learning

The building that houses a school of architecture is a vital reflection of its pedagogy and values. It can be a signature building, like the Faculté d...
02-11-2017 21:47

Quebec’s Reinventing Our Rivers competition announces

On September 19, 2017, the City of Québec presented the three winning teams in the Reinventing Our Rivers competition. In attendance were Régis Labeau...
01-11-2017 21:53

Urban Wetland in heart of Adelaide wins Australian sustainab

Designed by Australian landscape architecture and urban practice firm TCL, Adelaide?s Botanic Gardens Wetland has won the 2017 Sustainability Award...
31-10-2017 21:45

Montreal’s Le Castelnau wins INOVA urban development a

As part of the 2017 INOVA Awards Gala hosted by the...
31-10-2017 21:45

TD Centre becomes Canada’s first existing Wired certif

Cadillac Fairview today announced that Toronto-Dominion Centre has become Canada?s first existing building to achieve certification under the comprehe...
30-10-2017 21:51

Web Feature: Bees in the city ? Designing green roofs for po

Declining bee populations have been widely covered in the news. It is a pressing issue worldwide as one in three bites of food that we eat relies on b...
30-10-2017 21:51

Diamond Schmitt’s Hatch Centre opens at McMaster

The expansion of Hamilton’s McMaster University has continued this year, and the school’s growth was recently marked by the opening of the Gerald ...
27-10-2017 21:46

Quebec City installation narrates LGBTQ+ experience

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Constitution of Canada, Québec city?s Alliance Arc-en-ciel initiated the project of Place of Diversity, a ne...
26-10-2017 21:45

Adjaye Associates win UK Holocaust Memorial competition

Adjaye Associates, Ron Arad Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman have been selected to design the UK?s new Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre....
26-10-2017 21:45

Parametric Design: Maria Mingallon at OCAD

Maria Mingallon is a structural engineer and associate at Arup. She holds a degree in architecture from the Architectural Association in London. With...
26-10-2017 21:45

Canadian Architect and Canadian Interiors magazines to host

Canadian Architect and Canadian Interiors magazines are celebrating their respective awards programs ? the 50th Awards of Excellence and the 20th Best...
24-10-2017 21:48

Winners announced for 2017 Heritage Toronto Awards

The winners of the 2017 Heritage Toronto Awards were announced last night during a ceremony hosted by award-winning journalist Christopher Hume. More ...
24-10-2017 21:48

Ryerson team leading update of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ba

An iconic Frank Lloyd Wright is set to to return to Alberta’s Banff National Park. Designed by Wright in 1911, the original pavilion ? one of only t...
23-10-2017 21:47

International Garden Festival returning for 19th edition

The International Garden Festival, presented at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Québec, is preparing its 19th edition an...
20-10-2017 21:47

Diamond Schmitt names new Partners and Associates

Diamond Schmitt Architects has announce the expansion of its ownership and design teams with the appointment of new Principals and Associates. The fir...
19-10-2017 21:49

Canadian Architect, October 2017 Issue

Click here to join our digital mailing list! Receive our weekly newsletter and notification as soon as the next issue is published! The post Canadia...
18-10-2017 21:48

EIFS Council of Canada launches annual Architectural Design

The EIFS Council of Canada officially launched its 2017?2018 Architectural Design Awards Program to honour design professionals and firms which incorp...
18-10-2017 21:48

Canadian design wins big at LafargeHolcim sustainability awa

Last week, designers, architects, and engineers from across North America gathered in Chicago to celebrate the best of sustainable design across the c...
17-10-2017 21:46

Hariri Pontarini unveil design for Toronto Star lands

Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) and Pinnacle International have unveiled their design for the over four million square-foot property at One Yonge St...
16-10-2017 21:50

5468796’s Johanna Hurme to Chair of Winnipeg Chamber o

An award-winning architect and outspoken advocate for modern urban policy will become the 121st Chair of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. Johanna Hur...
13-10-2017 21:46

rzlbd’s Opposite House wins International American Arc

The American Architecture Prize honours designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advan...
12-10-2017 21:51

Paradise, Lost and Found

Of all the 2017 anniversaries ? Canada at 150, Montreal at 375, Expo ?67 at 50 ? one building is common to these occasions for civic pride. The artful...
11-10-2017 21:54

Acclaimed Montréal architect Dan Hanganu dies at age 78

The architectural community, family, friends and colleagues are in mourning following the death, on October 5, 2017, of Montréal architect Dan S. Hang...
11-10-2017 21:54

TimberFever competition explores design possibilities of woo

In partnership with Moses Structural Engineers, Ryerson University recently hosted TimberFever ? an intense design and construction competition. Takin...
10-10-2017 21:46

Governor General’s Medals in Architecture: Call for Su

The Halifax Central Library, Winner of a 2016 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture. The library is composed of stacked boxes that recall a pile ...
06-10-2017 21:45

Expansion project by Diamond Schmitt and Sahuri + Partners o

A greatly expanded trades and technologies centre has opened at Lethbridge College. At close to 170,000 square feet, the new facility designed by Dia...
05-10-2017 21:45

Material Operations

Forty years after inaugurating their now eminently successful architectural practice, John and Patricia Patkau are ?beginning again.? So they happily ...
05-10-2017 21:45

Winners of RAIC Metro Vancouver Chapter Awards announced

On Thursday, October 12th, 2017, five British Columbians and organizations will be recognized and celebrated as they receive the 2017 Architecture Adv...
04-10-2017 21:51

An Integral Subject

Domestic space comes with certain assumptions about the activities it contains: eating and drinking, sleeping and working. Architecture transforms the...
04-10-2017 21:51

Provencher_Roy and Havas partner to launch La Maison W in Mo

Photo credit: Provencher_Roy Provencher_Roy has announced its strategic partnership with Havas Montréal as part of the opening of La Maison W in Montr...
03-10-2017 21:47

Bing Thom Architects’ Allard Hall opens at MacEwan Uni

MacEwan University?s new Allard Hall is one of the continent?s most advanced facilities for fine arts and communications education and the public pres...
03-10-2017 21:47

Editorial: The Eleventh Commandment

The Dekalog, filmmaker Krzysztof Kie?lowski?s 1989 cinematic take on the Ten Commandments, remains a docudrama for our times. From his rundown flat in...
03-10-2017 21:47

Winter Stations 2018 ? Call for Submissions

Winter Stations is now embarking on its fourth year, again opening up an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations ...
02-10-2017 21:50

Cutting Some Slack

Entering the lobby of the Vancouver office of Slack Technologies Inc., I am hard-pressed to sense the presence of a corporate culture. Nested in a 191...
02-10-2017 21:50

KM3 – Quartier des Spectacles

Until October 15, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership invites Montrealers and visitors to discover a new, participatory public art walk called KM3...
30-09-2017 21:50

We Pause At Twilight for Nuit Blanche

====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture invites you to join us for We Pause at Twilight a place-specific ephemeral live dance performance interve...
30-09-2017 21:50

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