July 21, 2015
MIV – Cisco Milton Pan Am / Parapan Am Velodrome
A key challenge shared among many Pan Am venues – indeed among many large scale facilities built for multisport games - is ensuring a...
Image Credit: City of Milton
Architectural Credit: Cannon Design (Architect of Record), FaulknerBrowns (Concept Design Architect), B+H Architects (Master Planning and PDC Consultant)
July 13, 2015
CEB - Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre
Located in Etobicoke, on the western end of the City of Toronto, the 2.3 hectare Centennial Park Pan Am BMX Centre is home to the BMX...
Image Credit: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects
Architectural Credit: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects (KMA Inc.) in association with Elite Trax Inc.
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July 11, 2015
The Making of SkyDome / PAD (1988) - a short film exploring the design and construction of PAD and the people...
July 09, 2015
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Toronto, Ontario, 2014
Image Credit: Tom Arban Photography
Architectural Credit: Patkau Architects & MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
While not a Pan Am competition site for Toronto 2015, this OAA Design Excellence Award 2015 winner will serve as a practice venue for men’s...
July 08, 2015
David S. Ingalls Skating Rink, New Haven, USA, 1958
Image Credit: Eero Saarinen, Library of Congress; http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2008680870/
Architectural Credit: Eero Saarinen
Built in 1958 and lovingly known as the Yale whale, the David S. Ingalls Skating Rink at Yale University was designed by renowned...
July 07, 2015
Olympic Oval, Richmond, British Columbia, 2010
Image Credit: Nic Lehoux, Derek Lepper, via Archdaily
Architectural Credit: Cannon Design
Built as an indoor Olympic long-track speed-skating venue for the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, but now repurposed as...
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1962
Image Credit: Hiram Bithorn: Visión, ícono y estadio
Architectural Credit: Orval E. Sifontes and Alexander Papesh
Recognized for its mid-20th century design, and in particular its accordion-like roof, the Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium, is the largest...
July 06, 2015
Maracanã (Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950
Image Credit: http://www.lecoinsport.com/les-stades-de-la-coupe-du-monde-bresil-2014-22/
Architectural Credit: Michael Feldman, Waldir Ramos, Raphael Galvão, Oscar Valdetaro, Orlando Azevedo, Pedro Paulo Bernardes Bastos, and Antônio Dias Carneiro.
Known as the Temple of Soccer, the Maracanã has been host of numerous sporting events including the 1950 World Cup,1989 American Cup, 2007...
July 04, 2015
Soldier Field, Chicago, USA, 1924
Image Credit: 1937
Architectural Credit: Holabird & Roche
Designed in 1919 and opened in 1924, this historic Neoclassical stadium hosted the 3rd Pan American Games in 1959. Part of the larger North...
Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela, 1974
Image Credit: El Universal, 1976
Architectural Credit: Jimmy Alcock, in collaboration with Hector Hermidas and Roberto Andrade
Once the world's largest geodesic dome, measuring 145m in diameter and rising 38 m above the playing surface, the Poliedro of Caracas was designed...
July 03, 2015
Astrodome, Houston, USA, 1964
Image Credit: Historic American Engineering Record
Architectural Credit: Hermon Lloyd & W.B. Morgan, and Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson
Originally called the Harris County Domed Stadium, the Astrodome was completed in 1964. Conceived as the home of the Houston Colts and...
Olympic University Stadium, Mexico City, 1952
Image Credit: González, Lourdes. "El Estadio Olímpico Universitario del Pedregal. Permanencia y vigencia", Revista Arquitectura vol. 21, UNAM, 201, pp. 34
Architectural Credit: Augusto Pérez Palacios in collaboration with Raúl Salinas Moro and Jorge Bravo Jiménez
Conceptual sketch for the Olympic University Stadium in Mexico City. Completed in 1952, the stadium hosted the 1955 Pan American Games and the...
June 23, 2015
The film explores the way Parkour and Freerunning is changing the perception of urban space and how the space is changing the traceurs...
March 24, 2015
Image Credit: T. Dreessen
Architectural Credit: Various
In my busy schedule, we attempted to take a vacation for March Break and spent a few days in Washington DC. Not that I am advocating for...
March 21, 2015
Visit to Calgary
Image Credit: T Dreesseen
Architectural Credit: Foster + Partners; Zeidler Partnership
As president, had the opportunity to visit Calgary and meet with AAA on their on-going discussions on insurance within the profession. Managed...