Design matters for a better ByWard Market

Ottawa’s ByWard Market is in a sad state. Once famously home to food vendors selling local produce, the Market has few or no local vendors…

April 28, 2022

Can 24 Sussex Drive be saved?

Did you know the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, 24 Sussex Drive, has been left vacant for nearly a decade? When Right…

April 14, 2022

Making smarter development decisions to ‘become the city we aspire to be’

Just over two years ago, the City of Ottawa declared a housing emergency. Following that declaration, on Feb. 22, 2022, the Ontario government released its…

April 7, 2022

In a climate crisis, Ottawa’s development standards should at least match Toronto’s

Image: The Centretown skyline viewed from LeBreton Flats, with construction cranes. Brett Delmage/The BUZZ Ottawa has ambitions to be a good place to live, a…

March 22, 2022

The buildings we love

Valentine’s day is all about celebrating the things we love. We here at Architects DCA all share a common love for Ottawa architecture. With such…

February 14, 2022

Four-storey limits and the challenge of affordable housing in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa Council decision to limit development on Minor Corridors to 4 stories instead of 6 shows the challenges of balancing societal needs…

February 3, 2022