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Forum Lecture: Nature of Circumstance

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism is pleased to welcome Peter Bohlin from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to present Nature of Circumstance at our final Forum Lecture of 2018/19. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, USA Peter Bohlin is one of the founding principals of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, started in 1965. The firm is most well known for […]

Forum Lecture: Material Operations

The Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism is pleased to welcome John Patkau from Patkau Architects in Vancouver, Canada to present Material Operations at the upcoming Forum Lecture. Patkau Architects, Vancouver, British Columbia John Patkau is co-founder of Patkau Architects, an award-winning firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The firm is known for its rich […]

National Urban Design Awards – Ceremony and Presentation

Join us January 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ottawa Art Gallery for a FREE evening featuring the 12 recipients of the 2018 National Urban Design Awards from nine communities across Canada. Learn how the Northern Village of Kuujjauq designed a sports pavilion from trash, and how Grade 6 students helped create a nature-play area […]

Hood Wars 2013 Round Two: Best Public Art and Architecture

Hood Wars is Apt613’s annual neighbourhood contest where we ask our readers to choose what area deserves the title of best in the city. The Ottawa Open edition of Hood Wars will take place over five rounds: Best Restaurant Row (September 18); Best Public Art and Architecture (September 21); Best Green Space (September 25); Best Neighbourhood Party (September 28); Best […]

Polytectures: Exploring the city with a soundtrack

To quote the great English novelist George Orwell, to see what is in front of your nose is a constant struggle. This insight is something that all Ottawa residents should keep in mind, for if we open up our eyes and ears to our city, we will see that our urban landscape is quite beautiful. […]

Shedding light on Architecture Week

Architecture is like frozen music, the famous German poet Goethe once said. This delightful image seems apt for Ottawa’s Architecture Week, an annual event that allows local residents to contemplate the beauty in buildings and design. Organized by the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects (ORSA), this year’s eclectic program runs from September 24-30 and consists […]