Sponsored by the Royal Institute of Architecture in Canada, In-Context has launched a video campaign to highlight the story of Waterloo’s historic intersection of Erb & Caroline, which now hosts four award-winning architectural works. Interviews with Bill Poole (Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery), Shirley Blumberg (CIGI Campus), Gilles Saucier (Perimeter Institute, Phase 1), and Stephen Teeple (Perimeter Institute, Phase 2) are woven together to reveal the array of ideas and buildings that influenced the urban realm of the rapidly growing Waterloo region. Half of the projects would not have been possible without funding and support by Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, co-founders of Research in Motion.
“Intersection of Erb&Caroline” is the 2nd part of a documentary video series that explore buildings and public spaces that have made a significant social, cultural or environmental impact in Canada. http://t.co/vfEJsQ8ctd
Our team took a trip to Ottawa this week to celebrate the achievements of visionary projects completed recently by Canadian architects. Among the twelve recipients is the beloved community housing development, 60 Richmond Street East, designed by Teeple Architects for the Toronto Community Housing Co-operative. A sense of mutual admiration and enthusiasm marked the ceremony as architects with diverse design philosophies came together in one place to celebrate their visions being realized through practice. A public lecture Monday evening preceded the official ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday – an event Stephen Teeple was honoured to speak at on behalf of the social impact that projects such as the 60 Richmond Housing Co-operative cultivate.
We would especially like to thank the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts for making this celebration possible.
Azure has named the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum as one of their Projects to Follow in 2014! We're honoured to be included on a list that includes some of the most exciting work being done in Canada, if not to mention the world. Want to read the full article? Click here
Progress continues on this warm and welcoming timber structure set in Alberta's prairies, with exhibits set to open in December 2014 ... ready to see the Pachyrhinosaurus?
We have the honour of receiving an Innovation in LEED Award for Sherbourne Common Pavilion. The award was given out at the 4th Annual Legacy Gala by the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Green Building Council.
The project won in the 'New Construction/Core and Shell' category - the jury considered this project unorthodox in this category, but standing out above the rest as a tool to educate the public realm about the waterfront's connection to the history of Lake Ontario.
Note: To be clear, this project was nominated for the award by Waterfront Toronto. Although Steve was involved on the jury panel, his comments were withdrawn from the evaluation and were not considered this project.
We have had the honour of receiving two awards this week for the Robert C. Gillett Student Commons at Algonquin College: an Ottawa Urban Design Award, and Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to the entire Project Team for such a great accomplishment!
The Student Commons was given an Ottawa Urban Design Award of Merit in the new "Campus Infill" category - a category added because this project was considered unique enough, not falling within any of the established categories. Nine other wards were given out.
The Student Commons was selected as one out of two projects awarded a CDBI Awards of Excellence. We are extremely proud to have our project recognized as an example of an outstanding design-build projects undertaken in the Canadian construction industry.
We have had the honour of receiving two Toronto Urban Design Awards of Merit: one for Linea Townhomes, with Symmetry Developments and the other for Sherbourne Common with PFS Studio. Congratulations to all the winners this year.
Sherbourne Common was included as an example of a new breed of civic project - "landscape urbanism" - in Toronto.
Click here to read Alex Bozikovic's Globe and Mail article.
Construction well underway. We're pleased to see it take shape.
A few lofts still remain. If you're interested in more details, please visit this link.
We're thrilled to see Sherbourne Common Pavilion as the backdrop of the new Philip Lam for Target campaign! The launch will take place on September 5th. Stay tuned.
Click here for more details in Emily Ramshaw's article at Flare.com.
Come hear Stephen Teeple speak at the London Architecture Series on November 7th, 2013.
The lecture will be held at the Museum London Lecture Theatre in London, Ontario at 7pm.
Admission is free and is open to the public. More information can be found here. Hope to see you there!