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Each year, on the first Monday of October, in honour of World Architecture Day, the International Union of Architects (UIA) announces a theme intended to recognize how architecture and architects contribute to our daily lives. The theme is always chosen based on issues and challenges that are currently facing the industry....

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Montreal, 2022 - 10 - 03 - According to the Government of Canada, Canadians spend around 90% of their time indoors. (Government of Canada, 2022) The high percentage of time spent indoors is relevant as the built environment directly impacts the physical and mental health of those who use it and experience it. Furthermore, access to shared public spaces has changed drastically since the start of th...

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Ottawa, October 12, 2021 - Over the past 18 to 24 months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has provided an opportunity to reduce our environmental impacts. With the drastic reduction of car use and commuting due to many lockdown measures, and the increased demand for home renovations and offices, millions of people worldwide, including architects, are considering how they can contribute to a healthy a...

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