The Wood WORKS! Awards program recognizes people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction. Sustainably-sourced wood products contribute significantly to the overall environmental performance of any building by reducing the embodied energy of a building, minimizing pollution, improving energy performance, and sequestering carbon. Our Active House 2 project was recognized in the Environmental Building category, that recognizes projects that demonstrate how some, or all, of these attributes are part of the building’s design and construction. Congratulations to the team!
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the outdoors in. Read more +
We are excited to announce that our project A Room with a View has been shortlisted for the annual Interior Design Best of the Year Awards in the urban house/townhouse category. Congratulations to all those shortlisted, and we look forward to award winners being announced on December 1st in New York City.
Principal Meg Graham joins Toronto’s Acting Chief Planner Gregg Lintern in a panel discussion: Putting the Urban in Suburban: Creating Compact Urban Places in Our Suburban Communities, presented by the Canadian Urban Institute and NRU Publishing. Following the Chief Planner’s annual address, Paul Bedford, former Toronto Chief Planner and Chair, Waterfront Toronto Design Review panel, will moderate a discussion on greater visions for our suburbs, what has worked in other places, what are the market realities, the different design and policy approaches, and how to bring the public on board. Other panelists include: Harold Madi, Senior Principal, Urban Places Canada Lead, Stantec; and, Laurie Payne, VP Development, Diamond Corp. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.canurb.org/2017-chief-planner-meeting/
For this year’s eagerly anticipated Art Toronto, superkül has partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to create a lounge space in the SOLO section of this international art fair. The installation offers a glimpse of what MOCA’s future home on Sterling Road will look like when it opens in spring 2018: specifically, superkül’s seating structure responds to the mushroom column heads found in the Tower Automotive Building, designed by architect J.W. Schreiber. Erected in 1919, the building continues to be an important early example of flat-slab concrete construction. In the MOCA Lounge, the installation acts as a prototype for a circular seating composition that tests form, scale, user-friendliness and flexibility. A key element of the finish and surface detailing will be inspired by material textures found inside the heritage building. Learn more + be sure to check it out!
Valley House and Compass House claim double victory in the Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards!
We are delighted that two of our projects have been chosen as winners in the 2017 Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards. The program, which showcases the best in residential design, recognized both Valley House and Compass House as Merit Award winners. This honour is the first award for our Valley House project, and makes it the fourth award in the past year for Compass House, a peaceful family retreat located in Mulmur, Ontario.
We are looking to add a Senior Architectural Designer to our team. To view the posting, please visit the OAA Employment Opportunities page
SUPER-excited to speak with Universal Music Canada this week, as their design partners for their new headquarters in Liberty Village.
Our Compass House project is the Architizer A+Award Jury Winner in the Private House (L 3000-5000 sq ft) Category. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide; we are honoured to be recognized for such. Thank you to all who voted and congratulations to all the finalists and winners. Learn more +
With thousands of homes backing onto 300 kilometres of rear alleys across the city, laneway rentals could become useful sources of supplementary income for homeowners. The Globe and Mail interviews Meg Graham regarding superkül’s experience with the laneway housing typology and provides insight on current research being undertaken.
We are thrilled to share that our Compass House Project has been shortlisted as a 2017 Architizer Award Finalist in the Private House Large (3,000-5,000 sf) category. Public voting for the awards is currently underway, and we would appreciate your support. Please visit the following link to vote: https://vote.architizer.com/
1. Select the green <Sign Up to Vote> box in the top right corner
2. Create a login using your email address
3. You will receive an email confirming your email address
4. Select the link in the email
5. Scroll down the page until you see the AA+ Popular Choice Awards title
6. Just under this to the left you will see: ALL, SEARCH, NEXT, RANDOM
7. Click on the search button and type: Compass House
8. Select the green <VOTE> button under Compass House
9. Click the <Confirm Vote> button in the pop-up