Alta Chalet

Alta Chalet in Blue Mountains

Design: Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto.

National Arts Centre in Ottawa: NAC |

National Arts Centre in Ottawa: NAC Reopening

On Canada’s 150th Birthday, the National Arts Centre inaugurates a new building wing. Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed a new wing which switches the entrance to face the city. The NAC now connects directly to Confederation Square and Ottawa’s Parliamentary Precinct.

PwC YMCA Tower

PwC-YMCA Tower in Vaughan

Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects

The largest urban development project in Canada broke ground on a central feature: a tower building at SmartCentres Place. It follows the KPMG Tower also by this architects office. The Class-A office space is due to open in 2020.

Hudson Block

Hudson Block Bank and Cafe in Calgary

Design: Lemay + Toker

The bank’s public-facing areas are defined by custom glass display cabinets, with specialized lighting, for a rotating gallery of quarterly contributions from the Alberta College of Art and Design.

La Colombière Cottage

La Colombière Cottage in Sutton

Design: YH2

Initially built as a small storage space by the first owner who was a lumberman, this was later rearranged into a forest refuge. The materials and structure of the building are kept and uninterrupted so that the addition acts as an extension rather than an insertion.

Jeanne D'Arc

Jeanne D’Arc Residence in Chertsey

Architects: Caravan of Architecture

The abundant brightness of this contemporary-inspired home creates an effect of infinite grandeur and space. Located at the foot of a majestic fall and bordered by the river Jean-Venne, the residence breathes well-being and offers a unique concept of relaxation.

St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary |

St Patrick’s Island Bridge Calgary

The redesign of St Patrick’s Island is the centerpiece of an ambitious redevelopment strategy for Calgary’s East Village. Charged with transforming a neglected urban island into an engaging park, we drew on the ecological history of the island for inspiration to increase its biodiversity and create a “living island.”

Grand Theatre de Quebec

Grand Théâtre de Québec

Architects: Consortium Lemay and Atelier 21

An innovative Canadian first for a heritage preservation project of its size, the new glass envelope that will protect the Grand Théâtre de Québec is a Lemay and Atelier 21 consortium design and the winning solution in the cultural complex’s architectural competition.

Nordic House

Nordic House in Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

Architects: Clairoux

Northern white cedar—a local tree species—was the basis for the colouration and choice of materials. With time, this wood develops a silvery hue on the outside while retaining its blond colouring inside.

Two Hulls House

Two Hulls House in Port Mouton

Design: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

A bold residence situated in a glaciated, coastal landscape with a cool maritime climate. The geomorphology of the site consists of granite bedrock and boulder till, creating pristine white sand beaches, and turquoise waters.