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02 June 2010

Doors Open Ottawa: “˜It’s like giving a key to the city to every resident’

One of the Capital’s most impressive heritage buildings provided an apt backdrop to this morning’s launch of Doors Open Ottawa. Inside the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, which overlooks the Rideau Canal,...

27 May 2010

Vancouver based, Patkau Architects win Fallingwater contest

Patkau Architects of Vancouver has won the first design competition for new construction at the Fallingwater Institute, the site of U.S. master architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark home in southwestern Pennsylvania. The firm’s...

05 May 2010

SickKids Research Tower by Diamond and Schmitt breaks ground

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) broke ground today on a new Research & Learning Tower designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects, with HDR Inc. The 750,000-square-foot, 21-storey building will consolidate research activity...

28 April 2010

Governor General’s Medals for Architecture Awards announced

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts have announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture for 2010 recognizing outstanding design in recently built...

07 April 2010

Saucier + Perrotte proposal for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

In collaboration with Bélanger, Beauchemin, Morency architectes, Saucier + Perrotte recently was a semi-finalist in the competition to build a major extension for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Their museum expansion...

01 April 2010

OMA to build major expansion for Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), has won the competition for a major expansion to the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ). The 12,000m2 new building, a cascade of three overlapping boxes...

09 March 2010

Shining star

Photographic credit: Robert Lemermeyer The Art Gallery of Alberta is not only different. It will make a difference to Edmonton and Alberta construction for years to come. “The gallery will present palettes that...

09 March 2010

Yonge Eglinton not fit to be a square

When is a square not a square? The answer can be found on the northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton in North Toronto. For decades, it has been the location of a small...

09 March 2010

Play called for renos at Maple Leaf Gardens

Getting the makeover at Maple Leaf Gardens just right might not be as difficult as winning the Stanley Cup, but neither is it going to be easy. Built in 1931, the iconic Toronto...