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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

July 29, 2019

Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet is the first Certified B Corp Architecture Firm in Canada
Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet, founded ten years ago, has embraced the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Prosperity...
Image Credit: Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet
Architectural Credit: Sustainable. Architecture for a Healthy Planet
-Paul Dowsett OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP

June 28, 2019

Promoting Diversity & Inclusion at the BEAT Annual Leadership Seminar
Recent surveys have noted a drop in the percentage of women who study architecture versus those who are in practice - a number that goes down...
Image Credit: Scott Norsworthy
Architectural Credit: -
Conversations without Bias
As an architect I have come across many different client types over years and yet it is with my work with BEAT that has brought my attention to...
Image Credit: HOK
Architectural Credit: -
-Peris Lam

June 26, 2019

Inclusivity and Diversity in Architectural Practice
As a principal in a firm that works primarily on smaller projects, I’ve come to recognize the importance of developing a strong team with...
Image Credit: Jennifer King
Architectural Credit: n/a
Architect, Who Happens to be a Woman, not a Woman Architect
After graduating from university in 1979, I travelled across the country. In Vancouver, I needed to find a job. I had seen a building on the cover...
Image Credit: Amir Azadeh
Architectural Credit: N/A

June 21, 2019

Promouvoir la diversité et l’inclusion en tant qu’architecte, francophone et femme
Tous les jours, je me bats contre les idées préconçues que les gens ont envers moi (je sais que je ne suis pas...

June 20, 2019

Advocating for Architecture in Public Education
Due to its intense and lengthy post-secondary academic requirements, the profession of architecture is often perceived as...
Image Credit: Agata Mancini
Architectural Credit: N/A
TSA at Pride!
Held yearly since 1981, Toronto’s Pride parade was born as a march seeking to give a voice to the LGBTQ2 community in its fight for...
Image Credit: Toronto Society of Architects
Architectural Credit: Toronto Society of Architects

June 19, 2019

Towards an Empathetic Architecture: Embracing Diversity & Inclusion
What I find amazing about architecture is its innate ability to crystallize, in built form, the intangible ideals of an entire society. It...
Image Credit: Amir Azadeh
Architectural Credit: N/A

May 08, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Honourable Mentions
Honourable Mentions Revitalizing Suburbia: Build Integrated Communities | Connie Lei | Intern ArchitectUrbanization has dragged workers...
Image Credit: Various
Architectural Credit: Various

May 01, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Re-Engaging the Defunct and Historic Welland Canals
Re-Engaging the Defunct & Historic Welland CanalsDavid Donnelly | Thier + Curran Architects Inc.Martin Bressani | McGill...
Image Credit: David Donnelly
Architectural Credit: David Donnelly

April 30, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Urban Energy Shift
Urban Energy Shift Zachary Colbert | Carleton University Azrieli School of Architecture and UrbanismAntonio Gioventu | Condominium...
Image Credit: Zachary Colbert, Shelby Hagerman, James Nguyen, Jasmine Sykes and Connor Tamborro
Architectural Credit: Zachary Colbert, Shelby Hagerman, James Nguyen, Jasmine Sykes and Connor Tamborro

April 26, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Story Pod
Story PodKelly Buffey, Robert Kastelic and Aaron Finbow | Akb ArchitectsChico Ezechiels | CFlow DesignScott Munro, Bill McTavish and Ted Kunello...
Image Credit: Shai Gill
Architectural Credit: Akb Architects

April 24, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Rail to Trail
Rail to TrailRyan Ollson, Magdaleen Bahour, Richard Hammond, Shannon Hawke, Tyler Hearn, Jerry Kim and Siobhan Latimer | Cornerstone...
Image Credit: Cornerstone Architecture Inc.
Architectural Credit: Cornerstone Architecture Inc.

April 23, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Multi-Tach
Multi-TachJaegap Chung, Sue Jean Chung, Derek McCallum, Sudipto Sengupta, Hesam Rostami, Hamid Imami, Robin McKenna, Matthew McKenna and...
Image Credit: Studio JCI Inc.
Architectural Credit: Studio JCI Inc.

April 16, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: Immigrant Landscapes
Immigrant LandscapesSophie Mackey | Student | McEwen School of Architecture Cities are being transformed both architecturally and culturally...
Image Credit: Sophie Mackey
Architectural Credit: Sophie Mackey

April 15, 2019

SHIFT 2019 Infrastructure/Architecture Challenge: GO Bike
GO BikeNaama Blonder and Misha Bereznyak | Smart Density This SHIFT submission proposes conflict-free bike routes using existing railway...
Image Credit: Smart Density
Architectural Credit: Smart Density

January 31, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 07: Superlofts
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Stijn Poelstra
Architectural Credit: Marc Koehler Architects

January 30, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 06: Pocket Suites
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: unknown
Architectural Credit: Cohlemyer Architecture Ltd.

January 28, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 05: Salus Clementine
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Gordon King and William McElligott
Architectural Credit: CSV Architects

January 25, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 04: Carmel Place
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Iwan Baan
Architectural Credit: nARCHITECTS

January 23, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 03: Union Street EcoHeritage
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Eric Scott + Ema Peter
Architectural Credit: SHAPE Architecture Inc.

January 18, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 02: Bremer Punkt
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Nikolai Wolff
Architectural Credit: Lin Architects Urbanists

January 16, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 01: 20k Initiative
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Timothy Hursley
Architectural Credit: Rural Studio, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University
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