As a gateway building, Lazaridis Hall is dramatic yet effortless, distinguishing itself from its surroundings and creating visual openness with continuous glazing at grade.
Exhibition Review: Architecture as Evidence/La preuve par l’Architecture // SEQUITUR
The fragments of this exhibition add up to an archive that attempts to answer a question: without the witness, how do we determine truth?
Artin’ Around Waterloo and Newfoundland // The Community Edition
As Waterloo-based artist John Hofstetter told me, “you don’t ‘squeeze in’ Newfoundland.”
Use It or Lose It? On preserving empty heritage buildings // The Community Edition
A group called Friends of 48 Ontario is pushing to reanimate the 106-year-old structure, which was home to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 for half a century and is now owned by the City of Kitchener.
Architectures of (De)Colonization // The Community Edition
The main building at the Woodland Cultural Centre is one of fewer than a dozen former residential schools for Indigenous children left standing in Canada. A campaign called Save the Evidence aims to preserve it as a museum – the first of its kind.
Poetry: Untitled // The Community Edition
under a fruitless tree, you / consider // the crackle / overhead …
On Making Art that Makes Itself // The Community Edition
The ambiguity of nets, curtains, veils, drapes—means of concealing that can also reveal—permeates the large-scale works by Barbara Hobot on exhibit at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG).
From Instrument to Evidence: Selections from an archive of assimilation // ARPA Journal
The documentary remnants of these projects, built and unbuilt, locate these building typologies within the colonial agenda: whether carried out on the reserves to displace traditional ways of living on the land, or off the reserves, in the case of residential schools that were intended to indoctrinate children into Euro-Canadian customs.
The Hambly House: Moderne Improvements // Canadian Architect
Nestled amongst the 1920s homes of a leafy neighbourhood in Hamilton, Hambly House seems to sail past the half-timbering, faux-stone cladding, and steeply pitched roofs of its neighbours.
MAQ Young Critic in Architecture Competition
My review of KPL’s Central Library renovation by LGA received an honourable mention in the Young Critic in Architecture Competition hosted by Maison de l’architecture du Québec.