Canadian Architect


Edition
January 2015

Back to the Future

SHAPE Architecture adopts an elegant and clever approach to residential densification in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood.

Civil Action

A whimsical roofline tops Canada’s newest law school, reflecting local landscape motifs and providing aspiring lawyers with flexible spaces for socializing and study.

Warehouse Redux

Of Liberty Village's heritage structures that have been converted for modern use, the two-storey property at 60 Atlantic Avenue stands out.

Inside Out

To keep their edge, Italian tile manufacturers have been pushing towards greater innovation. The most successful results go beyond residential kitchens and commercial floors, pointing toward broader applications including feature walls, exterior cladding and raised flooring.

Put on Your Specs

A return to technically competent specifications is required: specifications that are firmly rooted in performance, with product listings that illustrate the design intent, as well as execution requirements.

Granville Island

It is surprising to reflect on how challenging it was to convince authorities—and Vancouver at large—to preserve Granville Island’s industrial past in the 1970s.

Editorial: The Price of P3s

Even as the umbrella of P3s grows larger, a mounting body of evidence is pointing to the system’s flaws.