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Learning from Local

Posted Nov 26th, 2020 in Business of Architecture, Niagara Architecture

In attempting to understand something, it is always good to look around and back in time. Rather unfortunately ordinary details of the past tend to be forgotten, together with what we might learn from them.

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Designed for Touring: Niagara Falls, Canada

Designed for Touring: Niagara Falls, Canada

Posted Aug 26th, 2020 in Niagara Architecture

The Niagara area of Canada has been a tourist destination for over two hundred years, and has successfully evolved to address changing expectations. A short explanatory tour will take the visitor to just a few of the many attractions, and will help to demonstrate why Niagara retains its appeal as a place that everyone has to visit - at least once.

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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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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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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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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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