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December 09, 2019

The Metalworks
Location: Guelph Date of Completion: c.1835Architect: N/ADate of Rehabilitation/New Buildings: 2018, ongoingArchitect of Rehabilitation:...
Image Credit: Courtesy of Kirkor Architect and Planners
Architectural Credit: Redevelopment Architects: SRM Architects Inc. (Heritage Building reuse), Kirkor Architects and Planners

December 06, 2019

Aaniin Community Centre and Library
Location: MarkhamDate of Completion: 2017Architect: Perkins & Will Canada Inc.Nominated by: Logan Kanapathi,...
Image Credit: Scott Norsworthy
Architectural Credit: Perkins & Will Canada Inc.
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
Location: TorontoDate of Completion: 2017Architect: ZAS Architects Inc.Nominated by: Tom Rakocevic, MPP (Humber River—Black Creek) Enabled...
Image Credit: Doublespace
Architectural Credit: ZAS Architects Inc.
Corktown Footbridge
Location: OttawaDate of Completion: 2007Architect: DTAH Architects LimitedNominated by: Joel Harden, MPP (Ottawa Centre) “…one...
Image Credit: Adrian Searle
Architectural Credit: DTAH Architects Limited

November 27, 2019

Mentorship Profile: Toon Dreessen on Many Mentors
This post is part of our fall 2019 blOAAg series, Amazing Mentorship Stories. To see previous articles, click here. Who are you? I’m...
Architectural Credit: Toon Dreessen

November 26, 2019

Lessons From the BC Energy Step Code
You’ve probably never even heard of two of Canada’s more effective provincial and city-scale climate policies—and that’s probably not a...
Image Credit: Report design and diagrams by Sara Bailey, principal of Mika Creative. Photography by David James unless otherwise credited.
Architectural Credit: Photo by Jessika MacDonald, HCMA Architecture and Design
-Re-posted with permission by Robyn Wark & James Glave

November 14, 2019

Mentorship Profile: Matthew Suriano on Court Sin
This post is part of our fall 2019 blOAAg series, Amazing Mentorship Stories. To see previous articles, click here. Who are you?My name is...
Image Credit: Court Sin (left), Matthew Suriano (right)
Architectural Credit: NA

November 08, 2019

Mentorship Profile: Naama Blonder on Andrea Katz
This post is part of our fall 2019 blOAAg series, Amazing Mentorship Stories. To see previous articles, click here. Who are you?I’m...
Image Credit: Andrea Katz (left), Naama Blonder (right)

October 31, 2019

Mentorship Profile: Alecsandra Parvu on Adam Thom
Image Credit: Alecsandra Parvu (left), Adam Thom (right) Architectural Credit: n/a This post is part of our fall 2019 blOAAg series,...

October 28, 2019

Progress on the OAA's appeal of Toronto's Zoning B-law
In 2013, the City of Toronto introduced Bylaw 569-2013, the Harmonized Zoning Bylaw. This resulted in significant changes to zoning across...
Image Credit: none
Architectural Credit: none
-Sheena Sharp

October 24, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Nathan Phillips Square
Image Credit: Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square alterations and green roof, view of performance pavilion Architectural...

October 22, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Toronto Healthy House
Image Credit: Toronto Healthy House, exterior view from laneway. Architectural Credit: Martin Liefhebber Architect, 1996 Photo...

October 17, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Daniels Spectrum
Image Credit: Daniels Spectrum in Toronto, view of east façade. Architectural Credit: Diamond Schmitt Architects,...

October 16, 2019

What It’s Like Being on OAA Council: Alberto Temprano
The nomination period for candidates for the OAA Council elections is open until Monday, October 28. (Emails were sent out on October 7 to...
What It’s Like Being on OAA Council: Susan Speigel
The nomination period for candidates for the OAA Council elections is open until Monday, October 28. (Emails were sent out on October 7 to...

October 15, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Mississauga City Hall
Image Credit: Mississauga City Hall. Architectural Credit: Jones & Kirkland Architects, 1987.  Photo Credit: Robert Burley,...

October 10, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Ontario Place
Image Credit: Ontario Place in Toronto. Architectural Credit: Craig, Zeidler & Strong, 1971. Photo Credit: Hiro Nakashima,...

October 08, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Massey College
Image Credit: University of Toronto’s Massey College—view of upper dining room. Architectural Credit:Thompson, Berwick &...

October 03, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: Canadian War Museum
Image Credit: Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, interior view of Commissioner's Way.Architectural Credit: Moriyama and Teshima Architects in...

October 01, 2019

Canadian Modern Architecture: National Arts Centre
Image Credit: National Arts Centre, exterior view along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa. H. Roger Jowett, courtesy Alexander Jowett and...

September 26, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Catherine Hermon
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Catherine Hermon
Architectural Credit: NA

September 24, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Erin Broda
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Erin Broda
Architectural Credit: NA

September 19, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Paul Dowsett
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Paul Dowsett
Architectural Credit: NA

September 16, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Jennifer King
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Jennifer King
Architectural Credit: NA

September 11, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Toon Dreessen
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Toon Dreessen
Architectural Credit: NA

September 09, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Laszlo Mohacsi
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Laszlo Mohacsi
Architectural Credit: NA

September 05, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Elektra Vrachas
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Elektra Vrachas
Architectural Credit: NA

September 03, 2019

Meet an OAA Volunteer: Kristiana Schuhmann
OAA members who volunteer on Committees are vital to the Association’s work, with a diversity of voices, opinions, skills and...
Image Credit: Kristiana Schuhmann
Architectural Credit: NA

August 29, 2019

Coop: A small Rural Retreat by Ryan Schwartz
Sketching remains one of the fastest ways to communicate an idea and iterate through solutions to a problem.  The looseness of sketching...
Image Credit: Ryan Schwartz, Nordhaus.
Architectural Credit: Ryan Schwartz

August 27, 2019

The City of Rome by Aidan Mitchelmore
I’d like to share some of the sketches that I’ve done during the first semester of my fourth year of undergraduate studies at...
Image Credit: Aidan Mitchelmore, Castel Sant Angelo, Rome, Italy, Pen Paper, Fall 2013. Castel Sant Angelo highlights typical Roman architectural features: cornices, arches and Roman brick.
Architectural Credit: Aidan Mitchelmore

August 22, 2019

The Lake Rosseau Cottage by David Gillett
This is a sketch of one of my projects, built in 2017 on the shore of lake Rosseau , Muskoka I’m an intern architect, specializing...
Image Credit: David Gillett, Lake Rosseau, Muskoka, Canada, Pen Paper, 2017
Architectural Credit: David Gillett

August 19, 2019

The Canadian Landscape by Douglas Lawrence
"The sketches I am highlighting here are not related to specific architectural projects, but are more inspirational in nature, reflecting...
Image Credit: Douglas Lawrence, Wolf Lake, Following the land, Watercolor.
Architectural Credit: Douglas Lawrence

August 15, 2019

Unrealized Building by Martin Tite
A spontaneous sketch of an idea for how a museum project—now on hold—could be organized as a mass: with appendages and cuts that...
Image Credit: Martin Tite, concept, NA, Canada, Digital Art, 2019
Architectural Credit: Martin Tite

August 13, 2019

The Sault Area Hospital by J Ronald Mar
This hand-sketch series done for Stantec Architecture (in association with EPOH Inc. and NYB Architects) back in 2005 and 2006 for the Sault...
Image Credit: J Ronald Mar, The Sault Area Hospital (SAH), Ontario, Canada, Pen Paper, 2005-6
Architectural Credit: J Ronald Mar
We must Cut Carbon out of Construction – NOW!
August 2019 By Paul Dowsett, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP Principal Architect — Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet. Five...
Image Credit: NA
Architectural Credit: Paul Dowsett

August 08, 2019

Hullway: A Passage Through Time by Greg Mcleod
The following sketch details our design process and approach to the City of Winnipeg’s BENCHmark competition to a permanent bench...
Image Credit: Mcleod Greg, Hullway: A Passage Through Time, Pen and Marker, Toronto, Canada, NA
Architectural Credit: Greg McLeod

August 06, 2019

Depiction of Experimental Design Thinking by Marwa Tawfiq Al-Kufaishi
Depictions, such as drawings, play a significant role in giving architecture form through the use of various techniques and mediums of...
Image Credit: Marwa Tawfiq, The Mansion 1 and 2, Pen & Watercolour on Paper, Summer 2017. Using various techniques of drawing, and referencing the fragmented architectural depictions, a more collective architectural space begins to develop in plan.

July 30, 2019

SABMag Green Building Awards: Evolv1
Earlier this year, [SABMag] announced the winners of its 12th Annual Canadian Green Building Awards. The 2019 program’s theme...
Image Credit: SABMAG
Architectural Credit: Stantec
-Parham Karimi
SABMag Green Building Awards: Bank of Canada Renewal
Earlier this year, [SABMag] announced the winners of its 12th Annual Canadian Green Building Awards. The 2019 program’s theme...
Image Credit: SABMAG
Architectural Credit: Perkins+Will
-Parham Karimi
SABMag Green Building Awards: Wellington Building Rehabilitation
Earlier this year, [SABMag] announced the winners of its 12th Annual Canadian Green Building Awards. The 2019 program’s theme...
Image Credit: SABMAG
Architectural Credit: NORR Architects and Engineers
-Parham Karimi
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