Notification Window

Welcome to BLOAAG (the OAA Blog)!

An inclusive space for membership engagement, the blOAAg is a section of the OAA Website for posting content and ideas to share with the entire OAA community. The views and opinions expressed in these posts are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Ontario Association of Architects or the OAA Council. We encourage active participation and respectful dialogue through comments on these posts and welcome the diversity of voices in our membership.

You must be a (Licensed architect, Intern architect, Licensed Technologist OAA, Student Associate, Life, Honorary or Retired Member) to access BLOAAG. A username and password is required for access to this Service.

All OAA AWARDS SPORTS TORONTO PAN AM GAMES HERITAGE OAA AWARDS 2017 SKETCHES THE ARCHITECTS BEHIND THE GAMES QUEENS PARK PICK OAA AWARDS 2018 DESIGN EXCELLENCE DESIGN EXCELLENCE FINALISTS OAA AWARDS 2016 FINALISTS SUMMER 2018 SERIES CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF ARCHITECTURAL IDEAS WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY TEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE SPOTLIGHT ON OAA AWARDS HOUSING CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION AMAZING MENTORSHIP STORIES PAVILIONS STRUCTURES PARAPAN AM GAMES RENOVATION WINTER 2018 INSTALLATIONS HOUSING DIVERSITY HOUSING AFFORDABILITY: BUILT-FORM CASE STUDIES CANADIAN MODERN ARCHITECTURE WINTER 2019 SERIES HATG HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN GROWING URBAN AREAS REPORT SHIFT INFRASTRUCTURE/ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE 2019 2019 VOLUNTEER COTTAGE FALL 2018 SERIES ONTARIO 150 MENTORSHIP PROFILES WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE (2016) ACCESSIBILITY HISTORY OF THE PROFESSION HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY ADAPTIVE REUSE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OAA HQ REBUILD + REFRESH SUDBURY NOSA ROYAL AGRICULTURE WINTER FAIR EDUCATION BEAUX ART ACADEMIC RELOCATION COMMUNITY HUB DIVERSITY INCLUSION COMMUNITY BUILDINGS INSTALLATION MISSISSAUGA GTA LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL SOCIETY NORTHERN ONTARIO MODERNISM DATA OTTAWA 2017 WATERFRONT BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT EMPATHETIC ARCHITECTURE OAA ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS ARCHITECTURE #BEATORONTO #BEAT #DIVERSITY #INCLUSION #EQUITY MILITARY RELIGIOUS ALBERTA QUEEN'S PARK GREEN ROOF LANDSCAPE WINERY LONDON KINGSTON OAA COUNCIL MEMBER BUILDING PLANS 2030 CHALLENGE ENERGUIDE BRANTFORD ART DECO FIRST WORLD WAR WWI REMEMBRANCE DAY PLACEMAKING NEWMARKET

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
 
0


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
 
0


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
 
0


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
 
0


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
 
1


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
 
0


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.
 
0


September 18, 2018

Design Process through Sketching
Drawings by Andrew Muffitt Architect, OAA, BES, BArch, LEED AP, Partner at Kohn Partnership Architects Inc. This post is part of our summer...
Image Credit: Andrew Muffitt
Architectural Credit: Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.
 
2


September 13, 2018

A Wonderful way to Dream
Sketches and text by Rick Galezowski   Architect, OAA, MRAIC  This post is part of our summer 2018...
Image Credit: Rick Galezowski
Architectural Credit: Rick Galezowski
 
1


September 11, 2018

The Spark is always in the First Sketch!
Sketches and text by Issam (Sam) A. ShukorArchitect, OAA, AIBC, AAAThis post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer...
Image Credit: Sketches by Issam A. Shukor
Architectural Credit: Issam A. Shukor
 
0


September 05, 2018

Study Sketches
Sketches and text by Joseph Hung Architect, OAA This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing the Essence...
Image Credit: Sketches by Joseph Hung
Architectural Credit: Joseph Hung
 
0


September 04, 2018

Sketch Design
Sketches and text by Gary Erickson Architect, OAA, PMP LEED AP This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg...
Image Credit: Gary Erickson
Architectural Credit: Gary Erickson & Various
 
0


August 31, 2018

Ink and Inspiration
Drawings by Peter Turner Architect, OAA, AANB, AAPEI, NSAA, AAA, AIBC, FRAIC, LEED AP, RPP, OPPI Founding partner at Turner...
Image Credit: Peter Turner
Architectural Credit: Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.
 
1


August 27, 2018

Daily Sketches
Sketches by Mohsen Salar Karimi, Intern Architect This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches: Capturing...
Image Credit: Mohsen Salar Karimi
Architectural Credit: Various
 
0


August 22, 2018

A Walk Along Chicago's Riverfront
Sketches and text by Lawrence Kavanagh  Architect, OAA This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer Sketches:...
Image Credit: Sketches by Lawrence Kavanagh
Architectural Credit: Various
 
1


August 15, 2018

From my Sketchbook
Sketches by Settimo Vilardi Architect, OAA, Principal at Archon Architects Inc. This post is part of our summer 2018...
Image Credit: Settimo Vilardi
Architectural Credit: Settimo Vilardi
 
0


August 09, 2018

ARtProject
Drawings and text by Deborah Levine Farrow Architect, OAA, FRAIC This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series, Summer...
Image Credit: Drawings by Deborah Levine Farrow
Architectural Credit: Various
 
1


August 07, 2018

Pockets Hotel
Sketches and text by Xiao Wen Xu Intern Architect at architectsAlliance, Toronto, ON This post is part of our summer 2018 blOAAg series,...
Image Credit: Sketches by Xiao Wen Xu
Architectural Credit: Xiao Wen Xu
 
2


VIEW PREVIOUS ARTICLES