Improving Procurement For Architectural Services

It’s time to change procurement practices for public sector architecture projects in Canada. The current procurement process favours larger firms that can devote more resources…

August 25, 2021

Infrastructure should be more than functional. It should be beautiful.

When we build physical infrastructure, we expect that it is going to last for decades, even generations. With the federal government poised to invest billions…

August 5, 2021

Reducing our carbon footprint by investing in architecture.

The recent news that Ottawa is looking to spend a billion dollars on a fleet of electric buses is welcome news. The urban built environment…

July 21, 2021

Ottawa’s Porsche dealership debacle shows there’s a better way to incentivize desirable urban developments.

“The city should encourage investment in our communities,” writes Architects DCA president Toon Dreessen.  It is easy to lambaste the city council for approving a…

June 15, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Contract Fairness

We need to eliminate procurement contract conditions that are unfair and get back to public contracts that are fair and balanced. The basis of a…

June 8, 2021

Permission for Fun

Ottawa has long held a reputation as a place that fun forgot. People who live here know that there is a lot to love about…

May 28, 2021