June 2023


In our June issue

Our June issue spotlights new cultural projects in Canada.

On the Atlantic Coast, Abbott Brown’s Highland Village Interpretive Centre puts a contemporary spin on Cape Breton’s cultural landscape. In Fredericton, KPMB’s addition to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is a masterpiece of context sensitivity.

Public libraries are key facilities for many communities. Two libraries in Edmonton—the Capilano Branch by Patkau Architects with Group2, and the Calder Branch by AtelierTAG with The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative—approach the typology from different angles, with striking results. We also visit LGA Architectural Partners’ renovation of the Albert Campbell Library in Toronto, a brilliant re-thinking of the 1970s Fairfield & DuBois building.

Have you tried ChatGPT for responding to RFPs? Proposal writing specialist Jake Nicholson did, and reports back on how it went.

To round out things out, we’re broadcasting Moriyama Teshima Architects’ statement opposing the proposed demolition of the Ontario Science Centre. Our June issue also includes AIA Canada Society’s interview with accessibility consultant Darby Lee Young, and reviews of two new books: Alissa North’s Innate Terrain and Hans Ibelings’ Modern Architecture: A Planetary Warming History.

Finally, we pay tribute to our magazine’s production manager, Laura Moffatt, who passed away this spring.

-Elsa Lam, editor