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Architecture and design have longstanding reputations as male-dominated industries. In fact, women didn’t even begin practicing architecture in the United States until the mid-1800s. But despite the...

Recognizing the immense impact of design on culture and communities, Canadian architects Shane Laptiste and Tura Cousins Wilson teamed up to create their own practice with the aim of broadening the...

New research on the costs and strategies to retrofit existing office towers and schools to improve accessibility has been published by the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and architecture and design firm...

Architecture Without Borders Quebec's (AWBQ) "Architecture + Homelessness: Inclusive Practices for a Supportive City" catalogue is now available in English. The increase in homelessness in urban areas...

Shane Laptiste and Tura Cousins Wilson have had a year for the books. Over the early months of 2023, the co-founders of Toronto’s Studio of Contemporary Architecture (SOCA) were lauded with the RAIC’s...

It’s Pride Month in Ontario and construction industry associations and groups are getting ready to celebrate the 2SLGBTQI+ community and learn how to be good allies. “Several of the representatives...

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