Canadian Architect

Community + Recreation

Editorial: Return to the Rustic

Rustic forms are increasingly appearing in North American architecture, and rural nostalgia is arguably at play.

Raising the Roof

Employing a vernacular aesthetic, a handsome community centre brings together residents at the threshold of a Golden Horseshoe town.

Big D Design in The Big E

A bold series of architectural and urban planning initiatives are transforming Edmonton's downtown core and suburbs.

Centre Culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grce

Reading the Future

A recently opened central library ushers in a new level of dynamism and sophistication for the rapidly growing municipality of Surrey.

Park Place

The meticulously considered redesign of Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside engages the disparate communities in this neighbourhood, bringing vitality and optimism to its residents.

Something in Common

Significant challenges necessitate a creative approach to this project located in an at-risk suburban community of Toronto.