ERA Architects

Attend Ryerson Planning Expo, March 23


On Saturday March 23, ERA’s Graeme Stewart will be presenting as part of Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning “Expo 2013.” The day-long event features presentations, panel sessions, and workshops on various planning topics such as housing, community engagement, and active transportation/walkable communities. Other speakers include Greg Spearn, Chief Development Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation; City of Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Michael Shapcott, Director of Affordable Housing and Social Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, and many others.

Ryerson is making a number of tickets available to students from other institutions as well as members of the public. To attend, please register for the event. See you there!

On Scarpa’s Castelvecchio

Having returned from a trip to Verona, ERAer Ryan Love recently presented to the office on his experience of the amazing Castelvecchio, a fine example of medieval Gothic architecture, completed in 1355. The castle was built as a fortified home for the Lord of Verona, Cangrande II della Scala, and has over the years seen many occupants and undergone many adaptations, the most recent in the 1960s by Carlo Scarpa. The result is an incredibly complex and subtle approach to heritage conservation and adaptive reuse. Continue reading…

Canada Screen Award to NFB’s “Highrise”

Last week the NFB’s Highrise: One Millionth Tower won a Canada Screen Award for “Original Program Produced for Digital Media, Non-Fiction.” ERA and the Centre for Urban Growth and Renewal (CUG+R) had the pleasure of working with the NFB on this remarkable series, directed by Kat Cizek, which examines the current conditions and future potential of post-war high-rise living around the world. Continue reading…