National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

We’re honoured to be working with Adrian Stimson and the MBTW Group in developing a design proposal for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan. Team Stimson would like to express our appreciation to Veterans Affairs Canada, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the National Capital Commission and the Phase I jury for selecting our team for the shortlist for Phase II of this design competition.

We will honour and reflect upon the consultations with veterans, families and other stakeholders in our research, creative exploration and design process. The mission was and continues to be an important and complicated part of both Canada and Afghanistan’s history. Our hope is to create a monument that expresses Canada’s gratitude for the sacrifices made by Canadians who lost their lives or were injured. To examine and understand the mission, to create a place where all people can gather to learn, reflect, remember and heal.

August 25 2020

A Fellow of the RAIC

Christine Leu was named to the RAIC College of Fellows for 2020. The College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) bestows Fellowship to RAIC members in recognition of outstanding achievement. Christine joins Anne Cormier, Patricia Swanson, Dan McNeil, D’Arcy Arthurs and other architects from across Canada in this year’s cohort.

April 9 2020

Towards an Ethical Smart City

We had an opportunity to guide the talented students of the Institute Without Boundaries in the development of their exhibition ‘Playroom TO: Towards an Ethical Smart City’, part of the DesignTO Festival 2020. Examining the potential of ethical smart cities to solve global challenges, the exhibition invites guests to contribute their values and ideas in building innovative models for the future.

January 19 2020

Awards Season

We had the good fortune of being awarded Honourable Mention at the City of London’s 2019 Urban Design Awards for our Terry Fox commemorative landscape artwork ‘Following in his Footsteps’. Realized in collaboration with Robert Cram Workshop, the project provides an experiential perspective into Terry Fox’s journey, inviting participants to physically engage with the pathway and gardens along London’s Thames River.

We were also nominated for a City of Edmonton Urban Design Award in the Urban Fragments category for our project ‘Animal Family’ at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

November 28 2019

Thermally Transmitted

Our transformation of the Fort York Visitor Centre saw thousands of visitors over the course of Nuit Blanche 2019 Toronto, with participants engaging the work in surprising ways. The success of the project was the result of a collaboration with Mulvey & Banani Lighting and volunteers, along with close communication with curators Rui Pimenta and Layne Hinton, as well as the staff at the Fort York Visitor Centre and City of Toronto. Stay tuned for full photographic and video documentation.

October 8 2019