University Boulevard Transit Shelters / PUBLIC Architecture + Communication

© Krista Jahnke

Architects: PUBLIC Architecture + Communication
Location: University Boulevard, UBC, Vancouver, BC,
Design Team: John Wall, AIBC, Brian Wakelin, AIBC, Christopher Sklar, UBC Properties Trust, University of British Columbia
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Krista Jahnke , Courtesy of PUBLIC

T House / Natalie Dionne Architecture

© Marc Cramer

Architects: Natalie Dionne Architecture
Location: , QC, Canada
Design Team: Natalie Dionne, Martin Laneuville
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Two Hulls / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

© Greg Richardson

Architects: Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Location:
Year: 2011
Photographs: Greg Richardson

Alexandra Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Avenue Alexandra, , QC H2S, Canada
Area: 3,300 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Cliff House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

© Greg Richardson

Architects: Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Location: Nova Scotia,
Area: 960 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Greg Richardson

Bridge House / Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

© Greg Richardson

Architects: Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Location:
Year: 2009
Photographs: Greg Richardson

Glebe Residence / Batay-Csorba Architects

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Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
Location: Ottawa, ON,
Design Team: Jodi Batay-Csorba, Andrew Batay-Csorba
Year: 2013
Photographs: Doublespace Photography , Batay-Csorba Architect

The Bank of Canada to Receive Controversial Renovation

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In this interesting report in the Ottawa Citizen, Maria Cook exposes the plan to renovate the Arthur Erickson-designed Bank of Building in Ottawa. The existing building, which features a public atrium complete with a tropical garden, is being extensively remodeled to improve security and building performance, although arguably at great cost to the design. Cook exposes how the bank turned down a prestigious design award in 2011 as it was already at that point privately considering the changes, and explains how its privileged position – related to the government but not controlled by it – effectively means that the bank has nobody it has to answer to who might stop these plans. You can read the full article here.

Stacey-Turley Residence / Kariouk

© Christian Lalonde

Architects: Kariouk
Location: , ON,
Architect In Charge: Paul duBellet Kariouk
Design Team: Chris Davis, David King, Sarah McMurtry, Dimitar Mehandjiev, Adam Paquette
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christian Lalonde

Anne-Marie Edward Science Building at John Abbott College / Saucier + Perrotte architectes

© Marc Cramer

Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Location: John Abbott College, 21275 Lakeshore Road, , QC H9X 3L9,
Lead Design Architect: Gilles Saucier
Principal In Charge: Andre Perrotte
Project Architect: Trevor Davies
Project Team: Dominique Dumais, Vedanta Balbahadur, Yutaro Minagawa, Olivier Krieger, Marie-Eve Primeau, Patrice Begin, Guillaume Sasseville, Christiane Reuter
Structural: SDK
Mechanical: Pageau Morel
Electrical: Pageau Morel
Landscape: Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Area: 10400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Olivier Blouin

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre / KPMB Architects

© Doublespace Photography

Architects: KPMB Architects
Location: 200 University Avenue West, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1,
Architect In Charge: Marianne McKenna
Area: 26500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Doublespace Photography, James Brittain

Lajeunesse Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: , Quebec, Canada
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Sherbourne Common / PFS Studio

© Tom Arban

Architects: PFS Studio
Location: Toronto, ON,
Design Team: The Planning Partnership, Jill Anholt Studio, Teeple Architects
Client: Waterfront Toronto
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban, Courtesy of , Courtesy of Waterfront Toronto, Aristea Rizakos

Orillia Public Library / Perkins+Will

© Ben Rahn / A-Frame

Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: Orillia, Ontario,
Area: 42,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ben Rahn / A-Frame, Tom Arban

Shortlist Announced for Canadian Holocaust Monument

site of future National Holocaust Monument. Image Courtesy of Canadian Architect

Daniel Libeskind and David Adjaye, as well as four other shortlisted teams, are competing to design the National Holocaust Monument in . Planned to be built in a prominent site in the heart of Ottawa, near the Canadian War Museum, the $4.5 million monument is expected for completion in 2015.

The jury, made up of internationally renowned art and design professionals, a representative from the National Holocaust Monument Development Council and a Holocaust survivor, chose the following six teams as finalists:

“Pierrefonds Library” Winning Entry / Chevalier Morales Architectes

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Chevalier Morales Architectes, in collaboration with DMA Architectes, has won the competition for the design of the Pierrefonds Library in Quebec. The project called for a complete renovation of the existing building to achieve LEED Gold certification and a 2,316 square meter extension that would include new document management technologies. The team’s building design was inspired by Pierrefonds’ old master plans as well as the economic pragmatism of shopping malls.

La Sentinelle / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams

Architects: NatureHumaine
Location: Lac de la Cabane, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams

Espace St-Denis / Anne Sophie Goneau

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Architects: Anne Sophie Goneau
Location: Montreal, QC,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adrien Williams