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03 January 2010

2010’s people to watch: Andre D’Elia & Meg Graham, architects

In the age of the instantly recognizable, architects Andre D’Elia and Meg Graham take pride in the fact that none of their projects is identifiably theirs. The pair, partners in life and work,...

02 January 2010

Protect the Pink Palace

Concerns are being raised about a proposed condominium development that would see a pair of 48- and 44-storey towers poking up behind the provincial Legislative Building at Queen’s Park. Critics fear the development...

02 January 2010

At the intersection of architecture and activism

In more ways than one, George Street is a one-way road headed south. Home to Toronto’s largest homeless shelter, part of the street is known as Crack Alley, where dealers feed off the...

24 December 2009

Montreal architect designed Canada’s first shopping centres

A Max Kalman building rarely gave off the kind of avant-garde feel that would make the covers of architectural magazines. The more than 1,100 mostly workaday projects he oversaw could, however, chart the...

21 December 2009

Canada’s most important building

Some buildings are useful, others are attractive, occasionally even beautiful. A few might be called interesting. But how many buildings are genuinely important? In Canada, there’s only one that fits the bill –...

02 December 2009

From Alcan to the Pope, designs were their game

When Pope John Paul II celebrated open-air Mass at LeBreton Flats in 1984 before 400,000 people, he did so at an altar designed by Murray & Murray, Griffiths & Rankin. The architecture practice,...

20 October 2009

Montreal announces winners of festival street furniture competition

The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, has announced the winners of the design competition to develop movable street furniture elements for use by festivals. Among the five finalist concepts, the jury selected the...

16 October 2009

Heritage reborn

For the past 17 years, the Union Bank Tower at the corner of Main Street and William Avenue sat vacant because the cost of renovating the 104-year-old heritage building proved prohibitive to developers....

02 October 2009

Navy monument contest already making waves

A new national monument in Ottawa honouring the Canadian navy promises to provoke strong public response long before it is unveiled, judging by the reaction of those who attended a public display of...

02 October 2009

Allied Works Architecture selected to design Cantos Music Centre project in Calgary

Cantos Music Foundation have announced that Allied Works Architecture and local partner BKDI have been selected to design Cantos’ new national music centre at the King Eddy site in Calgary’s East Village. After...