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Assessing Green Technology:  Towards More Insightful Analysis

Assessing Green Technology: Towards More Insightful Analysis

Posted Jul 6th, 2020 in Design, Current Issues

Further explorations of sustainability in contexts of uncertainty.

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Understanding Ugly

Understanding Ugly

Posted Jul 6th, 2020 in Design, Architectural Education

Soon to be published - Understanding Ugly: Human response to buildings in the environment, by Ian Ellingham, MBA, PhD, FRAIC.

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A Memorable Place:  Memorial School, Niagara Falls

A Memorable Place: Memorial School, Niagara Falls

Posted Jun 22nd, 2020 in Design, Niagara Architecture

What makes a place worthy of positive note. This is not a frivolous matter - architects, planners and developers all have a role in ensuring that the wider population responds in a positive manner to the buildings and cities that they create.

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Tales from the trenches

Tales from the trenches

Posted Jun 12th, 2020 in Technology, Design, Business of Architecture

An informative and interesting book of relevance to Canadians who build.

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The Brodsky House, St.Catharines

The Brodsky House, St.Catharines

Posted Jun 12th, 2020 in Design, Niagara Architecture

Many people in theses circumstances decide to move, but the location had many attractions.

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Wolford Chapel, Honiton, Devonshire, England

Wolford Chapel, Honiton, Devonshire, England

Posted May 21st, 2020 in Design, Current Issues

What is an Ontario Place? They all help to define us as the people of Ontario. After all, what would we be without environments to record, remind and define? A faceless generic humankind, devoid of context, history or meaning seems to be an unattractive possibility. Find out about this curious Ontario Place.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Posted May 14th, 2020 in Design, Niagara Architecture

A war memorial exists in virtually every town in Ontario, built to commemorate those most horrific years of slaughter. Even though we often walk by them without remark, some strange aura seems to surround them. The incised words may always haunt us: Ypres, Arras, The Somme, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Vimy - so many battles, so many dead.

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Becoming an architect

Posted May 13th, 2020

There three main ways of becoming an architect in Ontario. Here is how...

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Niagara Entertainment Architecture

Niagara Entertainment Architecture

Posted May 8th, 2020 in Niagara Architecture

There has always been ample entertainment in the Niagara area to meet the needs of its visitors. However, the entertainment offerings are not static, which helps to explain the area’s enduring success as a tourist destination.

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In St. Catharines - A revealing modernism

In St. Catharines - A revealing modernism

Posted May 6th, 2020 in Niagara Architecture

Completed in 1960, the Lapierre residence in St. Catharines, Ont., won a coveted silver Massey Medal in 1961, and a Heritage award in 2010.

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