Canadian Architect

Civic + Government

Parliamentary Shuffle

The current modernization of Ottawa's Parliament Hill is giving rise to a cascade of needed renovations throughout the surrounding Parliamentary Precinct.

Avenue Action

Mirrored balconies and tapering glass walls contribute to a playful, engaging revitalization of a historic building in downtown Winnipeg.

Editorial: Do Mayors Matter?

The real heroes may turn out not to be mayors at all--but the city bureaucrats who persevere in advancing major planning projects during lacunae in political leadership.

Editorial: Assessing the Drummond Report

The Drummond Report can be considered a useful guide for architects as there are many possibilities for our profession to help municipal and provincial governments reform the delivery of effective public services.

A Respectful Refuge

Canada's new diplomatic headquarters in Bangladesh succeeds in balancing architectural cues that represent our country while respecting the materiality and context of the host country.