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Announcing the Frank Darling Book Project

by David Winterton, senior associate

...Bank of Commerce, Vancouver. (Photo: Jason King Architect) Bank of Montreal, Toronto. (Photo: David Winterton) As part of its mission to uncover and share new tangents in urban history at the vanguard of heritage theory, ERA has collaboratively published or been instrumental in the production of a number of books, such as Concrete Toronto: A Guide to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties...

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We’re off to Botwood, Nfld.

by ERA Architects

As part of the Culture of Outports initiative, ERA’s Andrew Pruss, Alana Young, and Jordan Molnar are heading to Botwood Newfoundland from Feb. 15 to 22. Together with a group of Ryerson Architecture students, we’ll be collaborating with the community on a number of events, as well as the design and construction of an intervention in the local landscape. Botwood,...

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One Spadina Crescent: When All is Finally Revealed…….

by ERA Architects

...Presbyterian Church bought the land and commissioned architects James Smith & John Gemmell to build Knox College. Having been adapted over the years to a number of different uses, the structure survives today as a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture, with a heritage designation (designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act on March 17, 1976). Beginning in...

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Missed Connections

by ERA Architects

...best submitted messages. Many were un-printably raunchy, an unfortunate number were self-promotional, and there were even a few entirely inappropriate solicitations of employment (sorry, “up-and-coming Architect – looking 4 a intro job“). If you think you’re the person mentioned, please contact us at [email protected] and we can forward your reply to the original author. “You – tall, dark & handsome....

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Women in Architecture: A Seminar Presented by Building Equity in Architecture, Toronto (BEAT)

by ERA Architects

...as a prelude to International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8th. Given the findings of recent surveys that show a decrease in the percentage of women who study architecture versus those who are currently practicing, and the number of firm partners and principals who are women, the seminar’s mandate was: 1. To provide insight into the professional histories of...

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Micallef: Canada’s identity, modernist architecture

by ERA Architects

...our residences, universities, schools, malls, factories, and corporate headquarters, Canada is a nation stitched together with modernist fabric. Every urban area, it seems, has its share of brutalist concrete slab towers, curtain-glass minimalist icons, geodesic domes, and long elegant bungalows with exaggerated eaves. Though we might call out a small number of masterpieces as worthy of our attention, Canada in...

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