Canadian Architect

October 2015

Editorial: Architecture’s Gender Gap

In Canadian architecture firms, gender equity is still an issue. For any number of reasons—maternity leave, perceived reluctance to take on overtime, personal decisions to leave the profession—women simply aren’t being hired as often as men.

Looking Back: Metropolitan Central YMCA

Larry Wayne Richards revisits Diamond Schmitt Architects’ Metropolitan Central YMCA in downtown Toronto.

Healthier High-Rises

Brett Throop advocates for an enhanced connection to the natural world in our increasingly vertical cities by means of greater access to daylight, air, and generously planted terraces and green roofs.

Health and Healing: Sechelt Hospital Expansion

Collaborative engagement and a patient-centred perspective drove the design process for this new hospital on the Sunshine Coast in BC.

Slick Science: Dubrovsky Molecular Pathology Centre

This new facility by NFOE et associés architectes supports oncology researchers in their mission to produce personalized cancer medicine.

A Well-Rounded Education: Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre

A new addition to a private girls’ school in Toronto by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects successfully knits together disparate components of the campus while achieving an extraordinary quality of lightness.