A walk down Wellington Street: exploring Ottawa’s contentious communism memorial

A walk down Wellington Street: Exploring Ottawa’s contentious communism memorial Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court of Canada … and the Memorial to the Victims of…

June 5, 2017

Does architecture tell a story?

Simply put: yes! With each concept, design and building, architects tell a story. Whether the building is a new home, an apartment building, or just…

May 1, 2017

The Harriet Brooks Canadian Nuclear Lab

Built in 2016, the Harriet Brooks building is a two-storey, Class C radioisotope laboratory, named after Canada’s first female nuclear physicist. Architects DCA was integral…

April 25, 2017

The economic case for retrofitting buildings

Article from the Globe & Mail written by Toon Dreessen. The economic case for retrofitting buildings This column is part of Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab…

February 27, 2017

Signing off as OAA President

As they say, “all good things must come to an end” and this sentiment hits close to home for me this week. For the past…

January 19, 2017

Smarter buildings can help Canada hit its climate goals

Article from the Huffington Post written by Toon Dreessen – Committed to cultivating a dialogue with the public about the value of architecture to society….

January 3, 2017