/Tag: Architect

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission: Samaritan Project

By Anna Guy Since 1990, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission (previously Souls Harbour Mission House and Regina Rescue Mission) has provided a safe space and a nice meal for those in need. Original founder Gerri Carroll’s incredible self-reliance enabled her to help up to 60 people a day from her own basement. In 1999, another [...]


New Central Library – Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

  Learn, Read, Play, Relax   By Anna Guy “The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” – Albert Einstein Calgarians will soon have a library worthy of one of North America’s greatest cities. The New Central Library (NCL), located in Calgary’s East Village, is 240,000-square-feet of [...]


Groupe SCV

  Solutions Under One Roof   By Anna Guy Identifying time and cost efficiencies in the supply chain and building process is not only an integral part in any successful construction management project, it is vital. Flexibility, coordination of services, and instant access to information while achieving cost savings for its clients is what [...]


Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers

  A Cornerstone of Canadian Design   By Anna Guy “Most of the iconic buildings in Ottawa that Canadians are familiar with, as well as many that are not as instantly recognizable, are the work of members of our local,” says Local 7 Business Manager Oliver Swan. Local 7, International Union of Bricklayers and [...]



Architecture + Solutions   By Anna Guy Przemyslaw (Shem) Myszkowski and Wayne Harrison are partners of one of Southern Ontario’s preeminent architecture firms. Celebrating its sixth decade, award-winning KNYMH Inc, is a dynamic, diverse and evolving professional organization with a long history of servicing clients. Headquartered in Burlington, ON, KNYMH was established in 1957 [...]


Bisson Associes

  ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN   By Anna Guy The Pavillon de la Jeunesse, Hotel Pur, the Musee des Ursulines and Augustines and many other significant sites : The influence of architecture and design firm Bisson Associes’ can be felt in some of the most high-profile projects in Quebec and abroad. Based out of Quebec [...]


Robertson Martin Architects

  A LASTING LEGACY   By Anna Guy Part of an architect’s job is distilling clients’ visions into a living, breathing space. To be able to manifest a place for communal experience is perhaps even more challenging than creating the brick and mortar aspect. Of any public meeting space, there is none as sensitive [...]


Architects DCA

  BALANCING ART AND DESIGN   By Anna Guy If you work or live in the Ottawa area, you have felt the influence of Architects DCA (formally known as Dreessen Cardinal Architects). For over 30 years, the firm’s creative and lasting designs have been chosen for commercial, retail, office, industrial and institutional settings, and [...]


Cobalt Architects

Designing Synergy By Anna Guy If you’ve spent anytime in Montreal—even just a layover in the airport—you’ve felt the influence of Cobalt Architects (formally GCBD). The Quebec-based firm—comprised of a team of approximately 40 highly skilled architects lead by three partners—specializes in public transportation infrastructure projects, and, in its close to two decades—has helped [...]


Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal

Cultural Icon to Take New Residence By Anna Guy The new Maison de Radio Canada in Montreal will make a positive impact in the cultural—and neighbourhood—landscape. As Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions, CBC/Radio-Canada is a beacon of news, entertainment, and information. Deeply rooted in communities all across the [...]