The Tower Default – Pt 2

In 1972, Leslie Martin and Lionel March published Urban Space and Structure—an influential book featuring a series of essays written... Read More

Monumental success: Toronto’s Stone Distillery has stood the test of time

The Stone Distillery, which anchors the southwest corner of the Distillery Historic District, is a noble backdrop for thousands of... Read More

Broadway Plan Reflections

This piece started with a simple aspiration: to collect a diversity of meaningful 100-200 word reflections on Broadway Plan processes... Read More

Book Review: Modern Heritage – Reuse, Renovation, Restoration

Edited by Ana Tostões, Docomomo International & Birkhäuser Publishers, 2022 Modernism was the defining architectural expression of... Read More

Book Review – Meet Me By The Fountain: An Inside History of The Mall

What was your mall? Mine was Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. It wasn’t particularly glamorous with its exterior of boring brown brick... Read More

Architecture and Capital in the 21st Century: An Interview with Matthew Soules

Architecture, cities, and economics have always had an intimate relationship. The last century has seen the largest explosion of... Read More

The Vancouver Plan: A Letter to Council from Abroad

Dear Mayor and Council, Thank you for this opportunity to share just a few thoughts on the recently released draft Vancouver Plan 2050... Read More

The Tower Default

“Hell is paved with good intentions.” ― Samuel Johnson “But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to... Read More

The emergence of the “Toronto Special” Modernist walk-up apartments

The “Toronto Special” is a distinctly urban home that emerged during a post-war period associated with the rapid expansion... Read More

Book Review: Architecture of Normal – The Colonization of the American Landscape

Written by Daniel Kaven, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2022 In the weeks leading up to my 40th birthday, I took an epic road trip. I drove east... Read More