Canadian Architect


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Technical

Green to the Core

Peter Busby's dedication to sustainable architecture reveals that there is no singular approach to evolving the culture of green design in Canada.

Survival of the Fittest

Some recent thoughts on Autodesk University's 2009 Conference in Las Vegas.



Nanotechnology: Small but Mighty

Architects and building manufacturers are slowly bringing to market new applications that allow the positive outcomes of nanotechnology to become more visible in the built environment.

Terra Firma

Building a Rammed-Earth Wall, or Pise De Terre, for the Desert Cultural Centre Was Not Without Its Challenges, but the Technology Is Much Simpler Than What One Might Think.

Heart of Glass

A renovation of the architecture school at the University of Manitoba--an intellectual generator of Winnipeg Modernism--gives cause for celebration and boasts greater clarity, thanks to its new glazing system.


Ordering Chaos

The Laborious Process of Steel Construction Employed in the Royal Ontario Museum's Crystalline Addition Relies Heavily on 3d Computer Modelling, Careful Staging on the Site and the Expertise of Steel Fabricators.

Structural Collaborations

Structural engineers Morden Yolles of Toronto and C.Y. Loh of Vancouver have directly participated in the design of important Canadian architecture.