Canadian Architect


Editorial: Flood Protection through Resilience Planning

Recovering from floods in Calgary, Southern Alberta and New York City has entailed significant effort. The much larger challenge lies ahead: rebuilding in a way that protects against future storms.

The Next Regeneration

"Regenerative Design" has been garnering increasing interest as a means of reframing green design. What does it mean for practice? Can buildings be regenerative in a similar manner as living systems?

Regenerative Design

Over a decade in the making, this research facility on the UBC campus is attracting interest from leading sustainability thinkers around the world.

Room and Board

A Vancouver firm demolishes an existing house, only to creatively reuse some of the construction material to build a new, energy-efficient home.

Creative Mapping

Architects have various approaches to collecting data at their disposal, which can be translated into a variety of exploratory and useful mapping techniques.

No Stone Unturned

The Herculean task of replacing over 45,000 marble panels on Toronto's iconic First Canadian Place was made far more efficient through effective project management and planning.

Buildings That Give Back

An examination of buildings that have a net-zero environmental impact indicates that progress is much slower, but more profound than what one might have expected.

Seeing in Colour

The recently completed KfW Westarkade in Frankfurt by Sauerbruch Hutton is clad in a technically remarkable and colourfully sophisticated faade.

A Theory to Stand On

Entitled "Where do you Stand?" The 2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture conference challenged architectural educators to adapt not only to the ever-changing needs of society, but to current and future architecture students.

A Smarter City?

A formidable collection of city-related data is being used by IBM to leverage its business systems consulting.