Kristen is the magazine’s architecture critic and editor. She is a member of the Doors Open Ottawa Advisory Council and is currently writing a PhD dissertation on popular architecture criticism in Canada, at Carleton University.

EVENTS: 2015/16 Ottawa Design Lecture Series

With September marking the start of a new academic year, the past weeks have seen the announcement of multiple public, design-based... Read More

Easy as 1-2-3: The simple absurdity of the site selection for the ‘Memorial to the Victims of Communism’

triad: noun tri·ad \ˈtrī-ˌad also -əd\ 1:  a union or group of three : trinity 2:  a chord of three tones consisting of a root with... Read More

Image of the Moment: Westboro’s Complete Street

Image: Ottawa’s first ‘complete street’ Location: Churchill Avenue, Westboro, Ottawa, Canada Date of photo: June 13... Read More

A Crack of Light, A Crack of Hope – A Night with Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind, in conversation with Professor Stephen Fai Speaking poignantly the night before the 70th anniversary of the... Read More

Ottawa’s ‘Little Toronto’: Lansdowne Park’s lack of local

Having grown up in Toronto, the move to Ottawa found me at first feeling slightly claustrophobic and disconnected from the... Read More

Spacing Ottawa takes a ‘(de)tour’: Play and leisure in the Capital

Strathcona Park This past Saturday, nine urban enthusiasts signed up to participate in a special edition of Ottawa... Read More