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Monday, June 4th, 2018

Institutional [Large] Award

Jury comments: This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.



Monday, June 4th, 2018

Residential [Large] Award Winner

Jury comments: We were impressed by the waste reduction that resulted from factory prefabrication, the speed of construction, the technical innovation, the holistic approach to sustainability – including carbon sequestration and life cycle issues. This is a building many people can learn from.


Gare Fluviale de Lévis, QC

Thursday, June 1st, 2017


Jury comments: An inviting, bright and attractive building that combines economy and elegance with conscientious use of local materials and a sensitivity to its rich natural and historic context. The use of local wood elevates the architectural tone, giving a warm atmosphere to a highly functional building type. The project also leveraged improvements to the surrounding public realm, making it open and accessible to the public. (more…)

Bella Bella multi-unit

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Modular Passive House construction a pioneering effort

Bella Bella is a small community located on Campbell Island between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. Approximately 90% of its 1,500 residents belong to the Heiltsuk First Nation.

By Peter Treuheit


2016 - National Winner - SKYGARDEN HOUSE - Toronto, On

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

JURY COMMENTS: A renovation project that transforms a highly compartmented and energy intensive century old, single-family house into a bright, open and efficient residence. Organized around a central stair that also functions as a light well and ventilation chimney, the house achieves an impressive level of energy performance - close to Passive House standards. With green space provided at every level, the relationship between indoor and outdoor space is apparent everywhere, a remarkable achievement given the constrained site.


Continuing Education: Environmental building declarations

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

An introduction to environmental building declarations

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute recently began publishing a new kind of document, something we call Environmental Building Declarations [EBDs]. An EBD is a summary report of comprehensive environmental footprint data for a building and declares the life cycle impacts of a building according to a standardized format. It is a statement of performance and is typically publicly disclosed, like a nutrition label on a food package. The intent of the document is to present results as transparently and concisely as possible.

By Jennifer O’Connor and Matt Bowick, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute (more…)

Architecture Canada | RAIC Report

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Politics and Architecture

The federal government is proceeding with plans to erect a National Memorial to the Victims of Communism in the judicial precinct beside Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Whatever one might think about the need for such a commemoration in the nation’s capital, the choice of site is regrettable.

By Allan Teramura


CEU Article - Advancing Sustainable Design with Life Cycle Assessment

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Advancing Sustainable Design with Life Cycle Assessment

By Jennifer O’Connor and Matt Bowick