The Building

This cozy new dorm solved one B.C. college’s student-housing woes

In remote B.C., Coast Mountain College’s nature-inspired dorm isn’t just a place for pre-class power naps. It’s a home away from home.

The Building: Centennial College’s new A-Building expansion

This mass-timber, zero-carbon, $112-million addition comes with 20 extra classrooms and an easy-to-use smudging system

Just outside of Edmonton, the striking Diwan Pavilion is a feat of Islamic architecture

The sweeping $5.5-million structure stands out, even in a garden modelled after paradise

The Building: Montreal’s new Formula One paddock was built for champions

This summer, F1 fans will watch cars scorch around Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in record time. Its new paddock came together just as quickly. 

The Building: Labrador’s striking new cultural centre

For the Nain project, Newfoundland-born architect Todd Saunders took inspiration from Inuit sod house shelters on nearby Rose Island

The Building: Winnipeg’s Cornish Library gets an inviting makeover

The library’s multi-million-dollar addition comes with a message: All are welcome 

The Building: Vancouver’s Stack was built for both work and play

With 540,000 square feet of coveted Vancouver office space and one killer patio, the Stack is the epitome of work-life balance.

The Building: Vancouver Island’s upward spiral

The Malahat SkyWalk is a tourist spectacle—in the best sense of the word.

The Building: A Calgary parkade redesigned with the future in mind

Calgary’s $80-million 9th Avenue Parkade is made for a time when cars aren’t king

How Winnipeg’s Forest Pavilion was built with climate change in mind

As flooding becomes more frequent across the Prairies, architects are designing newer structures with climate change in mind

(Photograph by Claude Lafond)

Behind the evolution of Montreal’s Biodôme

The animals that inhabit Montreal’s beloved Biodôme are at the centre of its recent overhaul

A dramatic floating green space is situated between the towers at the fourth-storey level. The park will feature year-round public programming, including live music, markets and ice skating.

How this landmark skyscraper was redesigned for the future

When CIBC Square is finished in 2024, the complex will feature two towers—50 and 49 storeys, respectively—and more than three million square feet of floor space