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2017 Wood Design & Building Award Winners Announced

16:00 - 27 January, 2018

Jurors looked for submissions which were not only aesthetic but also pushed the perceived limitations of wood construction.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Brooks + Scarpa Among Winners of 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards

14:15 - 12 January, 2018
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Brooks + Scarpa Among Winners of 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards

Seventeen projects chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have been selected for this year’s Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, an award known to be the profession’s highest recognition of works in America that exemplify an excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design.

Out of 500 submissions, the 17 recipients will be honoured with the award at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City in June.

Audain Art Museum / Patkau Architects

09:00 - 9 June, 2017
Audain Art Museum / Patkau Architects, © James Dow / Patkau Architects
© James Dow / Patkau Architects

© James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects + 47

Patkau Architects: Material Operations

03:00 - 27 April, 2017
Patkau Architects: Material Operations

Experimenting directly with materials--bending and breaking them, feeling their texture, mass, and strength--provides a depth of understanding beyond simple visual observations. Patkau Architects’ innovative approach to design and purposeful use of materials provide a refreshed and expanded perspective on the possible.

MCHAP Announces Finalists for 2014/2015 Most Outstanding Project in the Americas

22:05 - 23 June, 2016
MCHAP Announces Finalists for 2014/2015 Most Outstanding Project in the Americas, Courtesy of MCHAP
Courtesy of MCHAP

Seven projects have been named finalists in the second edition of the biennial Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Selected from a pool of 175 nominees, the chosen buildings represent the best built works of architecture realized in the Americas from January 2014 to December 2015. The inaugaral award, which was given to the best project from 2000-2013, was shared by Álvaro Siza's Iberê Camargo Foundation and Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road.

Continue after the break for the list of finalists.

ARTlab / Patkau Architects + LM Architectural Group

09:00 - 25 May, 2016
ARTlab  / Patkau Architects  + LM Architectural Group , © Patkau Architects
© Patkau Architects

© Patkau Architects © Patkau Architects © Patkau Architects © Patkau Architects + 22

AD Classics: Strawberry Vale Elementary School / Patkau Architects

08:00 - 3 August, 2015
AD Classics: Strawberry Vale Elementary School / Patkau Architects, © Patkau Architects / James Dow
© Patkau Architects / James Dow

In the struggle against the homogenizing forces of an increasingly globalized architectural culture, the particularized interventions of Patkau Architects in the Canadian southwest proffer a means of resistance, grounded in the immediacy of context and the sacrosanctity of nature. Combining local material palettes with a rich tectonic vocabulary that borrows from the diverging currents of modernity and vernacular practice, the firm’s projects are dynamic and eminently sui generis, the results of an inspired pursuit at the nexus of regionalism, technology, and critical theory.

Tall Wood Building and Self-Supported Steel Structure Win RAIC's Innovation Award

17:30 - 17 April, 2015
Tall Wood Building and Self-Supported Steel Structure Win RAIC's Innovation Award, © Ema Peter
© Ema Peter

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded two British Columbia projects with the 2015 Innovation in Architecture award for their use of wood and steel: Michael Green Architecture's Wood Innovation Design Center in Prince George has been deemed to be an exemplar for tall timber buildings, while Patkau Architects' origami-inspired One Fold research project illustrates the structural potential of folding steel sheets. A closer look at both projects, after the break.

Hadaway House / Patkau Architects

10:00 - 19 March, 2015
Hadaway House / Patkau Architects, © James Dow / Patkau Architects
© James Dow / Patkau Architects

© James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects © James Dow / Patkau Architects + 48

Tula House / Patkau Architects

00:00 - 20 August, 2014
Tula House / Patkau Architects, © James Dow
© James Dow

© James Dow © James Dow © James Dow © James Dow + 61

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strathcona, Canada
  • Design Team

    John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, and David Shone with Mike Green, Dimitri Koubatis, and Greg Boothroyd, James Eidse, Marc Holland, Tony Mah, Henry Murdock, Ben Raimes, Thomas Schroeder, Craig Simms, Tony Wai.
  • Area

    4350.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Three Shortlisted to Design New UCSC Art and Science Institute

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Three Shortlisted to Design New UCSC Art and Science Institute , © UCSC, Courtesy of ARCHITECT
© UCSC, Courtesy of ARCHITECT

UPDATE: Three teams have been selected to move forward in the competition: Allied Works Architecture (Portland/New York), Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (New York), and the team of Patkau Architects (Vancouver, B.C.) and Fong & Chan Architects (San Francisco). The finalists will present their proposals April 3 and a winner will be announced shortly after.

Seven high-profile teams have been shortlisted to design a new research, museum and performing arts center for the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Planned for a stunning site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the $32 million project is intended to be “an innovative educational experiment” that will “blur the lines between disciplines to beautiful effect.” The shortlist ranges from Steven Holl to Tod Williams Billies Tsien. The complete list of competitors, after the break.

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Wood

01:00 - 11 December, 2013
Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Wood

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: wood. Check out the projects after the break...

Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies' MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C.

00:00 - 31 October, 2013
Ten Firms Shortlisted to Renovate Mies' MLK Jr. Memorial Library in D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library / Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Image © Flickr user Elvert Barnes

In August, we reported a Request for Qualifications for the renovation of Mies van der Rohe's Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. - Mies' only library and the only building in D.C. A few days ago, the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) narrowed down the list of potential firms from 26 to 10 and revealed that it was looking for community input on the library's future spaces and services.

The ten firms that made the cut are:

Shaw House / Patkau Architects

01:00 - 13 April, 2012
Shaw House / Patkau Architects, © Benjamin Benschneider
© Benjamin Benschneider

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, Canada
  • Architect Team

    Michael Cunningham, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Peter Suter
  • Structural Engineer

    Fast +Epp Structural Engineers
  • General Contractor

    Glover Co.
  • Photographs

Beaty Biodiversity Center and Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory / Patkau Architects

00:00 - 11 April, 2012
Beaty Biodiversity Center and Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory / Patkau Architects, © James Dow
© James Dow

© James Dow © James Dow © James Dow © James Dow + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    2329 W Mall, Greater Vancouver A, BC V6T, Canada
  • Project Team

    Greg Boothroyd, Michael Cunningham, Joanne Gates, Samantha Hayes, Maureen Kwong, Thomas Lee, Davis Marques, Patrick O'Sullivan, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, David Shone
  • Mechanical And Sustainability

    Cobalt Engineering
  • Building Envelope

    Spratt Emanuel Engineering Ltd.
  • Mechanica And Sustainability

    Cobalt Engineering (formerly VEL Engineering)
  • Client

    University of British Columbia
  • Electrical

    Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Laboratory

    Maples Argo Architects
  • Code

    Gage-Babcock & Associates
  • Construction Manager

    Bird Construction
  • Model Makers

    Oliver Birett, Anike Duffner, Gregory Graemiger, Julianne Heinrich, Craig Simms, Christian Schulte, Jan Rasche, Tokimi Ota
  • Area

    11500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

Beaty Biodiversity Centre - Aquatic Ecosystems Research Labor​atory / Patkau Architects

00:00 - 13 February, 2012
Beaty Biodiversity Centre - Aquatic Ecosystems Research Labor​atory / Patkau Architects, © James Dow
© James Dow

© James Dow © James Dow © James Dow © James Dow + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Project Team

    Greg Boothroyd, Michael Cunningham, Joanne Gates, Samantha Hayes, Maureen Kwong, Thomas Lee, Davis Marques, Patrick O'Sullivan, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, David Shone
  • Model Makers

    Oliver Birett, Anike Duffner, Gregory Graemiger, Julianne Heinrich, Craig Simms, Christian Schulte, Jan Rasche, Tokimi Ota
  • Photographs

Linear House / Patkau Architects

00:00 - 7 June, 2011
Linear House / Patkau Architects, © James Dow
© James Dow

© James Dow © James Dow © James Dow © James Dow + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Salt Spring Island, Canada
  • Lead Designers

    John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Peter Suter
  • Contractor

    Spratt Emanuel Engineering Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Winnipeg Skating Shelters / Patkau Architects

00:00 - 17 May, 2011
Winnipeg Skating Shelters / Patkau Architects, © James Dow
© James Dow

© James Dow © James Dow © James Dow © James Dow + 6

  • Architects

  • Location

    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Project Team

    Tyler Brown, Matthew Bunza, James Eidse, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Thomas Schroeder, Luke Stern, Peter Suter
  • Structural Advisor

    Annalisa Meyboom
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs