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The Ontario Association of Architects represents, regulates, supports and promotes the profession of architecture in the province of Ontario.

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"This is a sketch of one of my projects, built in 2017 on the shore of Lake Rosseau, Muskoka." Drawings and text by David Gillett, #internarchitect This post is part of our summer 2019 blOAAg Series, Summer Sketches. Every week during the month of August, we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile ). . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #architects #interns #drawings #ontarioarchitecture

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"A spontaneous sketch of an idea for how a museum project—now on hold—could be organized as a mass." Drawings and text by Martin Tite, concept, NA, Canada, Digital Art, 2019 #architect This post is part of our summer 2019 blOAAg Series, Summer Sketches. Every week during the month of August, we will be posting new blOAAg stories. You can view all posts on the #blOAAg (link in profile ). . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #blOAAg #summersketches #architecturesketches #sketches #architecture #ontario #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #architects #interns #drawings #ontarioarchitecture

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June 2019

“As an architect, I have come across many different client types over years, and yet it is with my work with @beat_to that has brought my attention to the importance of why as architects we need to be as diverse as the clients.” Architect Persis Lam on Building Equality in Architecture Toronto. Click link in bio to read more. . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #advocating #architects

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June 2019

Providing mentorship to women transitioning into the architecture profession from graduate school is critical. The Annual Leadership Seminar is a @beat_to event dedicated to exposing young practitioners to leaders. Find out more, click link in bio. . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #advocating #architects #women

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June 2019

OAA President Kathleen Kurtin reflects on how some things have changed in the profession, but others haven’t. “I am an architect who happens to be woman—not a ‘woman architect.’ When are men referred to as ‘men architects’? Never.” To read more, click our bio. . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #advocating #architects #women

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June 2019

“To be successful at design, I must not only apply my creative talents to a building solution, but I must consciously listen to the ideas and thoughts of all involved and consider their ideas and experiences. [This] can only happen when we keep an open heart and mind.” To read more, click our bio. . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #advocating

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June 2019

Une réflexion personnelle sur le besoin d’être authentique et soi-même pour promouvoir la diversité et l’inclusion dans le domaine de l’architecture. auteure: Mélisa Audet . . . . .  #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #equality #diversiteetinclusion

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June 2019

TSA @tosoarch at Pride! Held yearly since 1981, Toronto’s Pride parade was born as a march seeking to give a voice to the LGBTQ2 community in its fight for equal rights and the end of discrimination. To read more, link in bio! . . . . . #pride #pride2019 #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #toronto #torontopride #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #TSA #torontosocietyofarchitects 

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June 2019

Advocating for Architecture in Public Education: Hamilton architect @assembledlight wonders why architecture is missing from school curriculum… and what we’re missing as a result. See link in bio. . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #advocating #publiceducation #education

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June 2019

Towards an Empathetic Architecture: On the blOAAg, an architect reflects on embracing diversity and inclusion in the profession. See link in bio. . . . . . #ArchitectureLovers #archilovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatters #design #ontario #ontarioarchitecture #OAA #ontarioassociationofarchitects #bloaag #oaabloaag #architecture #architects #diversity #inclusion #diversityandinclusion #emphatheticarchitecture #empathetic #pride #pride2019

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November 2018

November is Mentorship Month! To promote and celebrate this important part of the architectural profession, the #OAA Interns Committee would like to hear your #AmazingMentorshipStories ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whether it is about your current or past Internship in Architecture Program (IAP ) mentor, a work colleague or someone else who has guided you along the way, we want to hear from you! E-mail CourtneyM @oaa on.ca to participate. A Committee member will reach out to you to find out what makes your mentor or supervising architect great. Then, throughout the fall we’ll share your stories to #blOAAg !

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April 2018

Want to win a copy of the 2018 Awards book? This year’s finalists for the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA ) Design Excellence Awards will be collected in a stunning soft cover book. If you want to win your own copy, take part in our new social media contest! Take your own photo of any of the 10 winners (Visit our website - link in bio. ), and share it over Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag  #OAAawards and tag @oaarchitects Three winners (open to Ontario residents only ) will be selected by random draw to receive copies of our 2017 and 2018 Awards books! Contest closes on April 25, 2018. ______________________________________________________ 2018 People's Choice - Vote for your favourite project! The People's Choice Award allows you to review the Design Excellence winning projects for 2018 and choose your favourite. Visit The People's Choice Award (link in the bio ). Once you've placed your vote, please forward the link to someone you know and encourage them to take part. Voting will be open until April 25, 2018. Join in on the discussion about the remarkable projects being designed in the province today! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter  #OAAawards #DesignExcellence #ArchitectureLovers #Archdaily #Archidaily #ArchitectureMatter #architecture #design #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturephotography #Ottawa #Toronto #Chile #vineland #Ancaster #Princeton #NorthYork #Saskatoon #Ontario #Sudbury #Vancouver

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February 2018

The advent of the winter season brings out an unique kind of architecture and art festivities around Ontario. OAA members shared their stories on site specific temporary installations and other temporal projects on #blOAAg ! Copy the link onto your browser for all our stories! http://bit.ly/2nGeS9w Photo: NEST (Winter Stations 2018 ) Design Team: Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science @ryerson_nest @winter stations

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December 2017

Spotlight on the OAA Awards! With the December 15 deadline fast approaching, we want to shine the spotlight on the various awards our members can compete for! This year is the introduction for the new Challenge Program. Stay tune for more details in Spring 2018. Read more about the to the OAA Awards Program at #blOAAg ! Link here: http://bit.ly/2zUzVxh. #OAAAwards2018 #designcompetition #OntarioArchitecture Photo by Narvali Digital Photography.

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November 2017

New Admission Course Choose the best schedule and format that works for YOU! Starting 2018, the Admission Course will no longer be available as a 3-day event at the Conference. Instead it will be offered in three different formats so you can take it all at once or in the separate modules. Select the learning model that is most useful for you. Copy link for more information: http://bit.ly/1SSkjco

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November 2017

The OAA Headquarters’ year-long renovation and construction is beginning this fall and #blOAAg wants to share stories from architects about renovation and relocation projects to coincide with the Association’s temporary move. Renovation projects provides architects an excess of anecdotes on clients’ projects or their own office renovations. Renovations of an existing structure often open up surprises during construction processes and the hurdles of relocating during construction is a whole other tale. The following posts are architects in Ontario sharing their experiences with renovation projects. The OAA wants to share their experience with the renovation and subsequent temporary relocation. Follow link to the stories! http://bit.ly/2zsjHI4 #Renovation #OAAHQ #KnowtheArchitect #architecturematters @pylonsarch @dtahtoronto

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October 2017

Check out discoverarchitecture.ca/150bldgsON for new enhancements! An interactive map is now available which plots the projects featured in the campaign by city. Want to see your city on the map? Share with us a photo of your favourite building in Ontario using #150bldgsON and #City /town! . . . #150bldgsON #architecturematters #architecturelovers #knowthearchitect #canada150 #favouritebldgs #architecture #discoverarchitecture

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October 2017

Happy World Architecture Day from @oaarchitects ! Visit www.discoverarchitecture.ca to explore architecture in Ontario! #architecturematters #knowthearchitect Background Photo by Jose Uribe

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September 2017

Come check out the award winning Gweilo Lights at the #OAA during #OAAmove ! Installation: Gweilo Lights By: PARTISANS @partisansarchitecture (2015 OAA Best Emerging Practice Award Recipient ). The Gweilo lights were inspired by the idea that light itself could be harnessed to create a physical sculpture, resulting in a design that alters light at its source. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #Canadianarchitects #gweilolights

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September 2017

The countdown to -now the SOLD OUT- #OAAMOVE continues! Please join the waitlist for your chance to look at the installations by some of the #OAA ’s Best Emerging Practice Award Winners. Installation: FLOW By: Atelier Kastelic Buffey @atelier kastelicbuffey (Team Members: Kelly Buffey, Robert Kastelic, Aaron Finbow, Tim Wat, and Shay Gibson ) ( 2014 OAA Best Emerging Practice Award Recipient ) Experience a contemplative place defined by the softness of loosely hung fabric walls, rhythmically undulating in response to an oscillating flow of air from behind with this installation. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #AKB_architects #Canadianarchitects

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September 2017

With only few days to go, our countdown to #OAAMOVE continues some of the installations by #OAA Best Emerging Practice Award Winners. Come out on September 15 to see it in person. Installation: Houses in Motion By: Altius Architecture Inc., ( 2007 OAA Best Emerging Practice Award Recipient ) For the last ten years Altius Architecture Inc., been developing a line of pre-fabricated houses intended to be beautifully designed, built to a high-level of quality and energy-efficiency, and economical to build thanks to manufacturing techniques and mass production. They have now installed over a dozen pre-fabricated homes in remote locations or on difficult sites across Ontario. Each pre-fab project has required the buildings to be moved from the factory to the site, and then moved into place. This process has involved single units, or groups of units arranged either side by side or on top of each other. Transportation has involved transport trucks, barges, cranes, trucks, tractors and other heavy equipment and we’ve kept a video record of these installs. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #altiusarchitectureinc #Canadianarchitects

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September 2017

Our countdown to #OAAMOVE continues with “What Binds us.” Come out on September 15 to experience the impact of stories. . Installation: What Binds us By: “Treaty Lands-Global Stories,” University of Waterloo, School of Architecture (Team Members: Paniz Moayeri, Amina Lalor, and Samuel Ganton ) . As architects in Canada, we are bound by the confines of familiar stories. Educated in the Beaux-Arts, Modernist lineage of North American schools, we learn little of Indigenous or Non- Western cultures, and thus move unconsciously within settler-colonial power structures. What binds us is the Western Canon, an unspoken rule of exclusion and inclusion. This installation aims to challenge the canon by presenting twenty-nine books many of us have never read in our formal architectural education. These books carry content we believe should not be lost in the education of future architects. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #ryerson

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September 2017

How do we scale up solar powered single family oriented Passive House design to address the crisis of urban housing affordability? The installation by students of Ryerson University-Department of Architectural Science explores this question at #OAAMOVE Come out on September 15 to see it in person at the #OAAHQ ! . Installation:Zero HOUSE to Zero HOUSING By: Ryerson University - Department of Architectural Science + Endeavour Centre + ECOStudio . Can we address affordability, sustainability and intensify existing lower rise urban neigbourhoods with high performance, all natural buildings? This projects looks at midrise housing typologies, alternative carbon sequestering materials, prefabricated construction, and BIPV for facades and roofs. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #ryerson

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Challenging the 2030 Challenge with this installation at #OAAMove Come out on September 15 to see it in person at the #OAAHQ ! . Installation:Challenging the 2030 Challenge: in with the old, out with the new By: CS&P Architects Inc. (Artist Team: Keri Beevor, Victoria Beltrano, Walter Egli, and Nicole Tomasi ) . This installation positions itself as a critical investigation of demolition waste. It proposes toreconceive a modest room in the OAA Headquarters as a 1:1 scale ‘Demo Plan.’ #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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September 2017

Our countdown to #OAAMOVE continues! Come out on September 15 to see these installations transform #OAAHQ ! . Installation: Through the Eyes of the Machine By: Andrew O'Connor . Through the Eyes of the Machine- is an interactive video projection that invites participation. Asviewers enter, their movement through the space is monitored and translated into recordedfragments that metamorphose and decay through the passage of time. Viewers are able towatch themselves be monitored as it is happening in real-time and observe how they are beingwatched through the all-seeing eyes of the machine. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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September 2017

It's all in the name: EVOM is an installation about turning things on their heads. Come out on September 15 to see MOVE in reverse at the #OAAHQ ! . Installation: EVOM By: Hot Pink Neutrinos (Team Members: Sahana Dharmaraj, Jenna Lamb, Shannon McMillan, and Kevan Cress ) With the term 'move' in mind, someone exclaimed: "Let's just fill the room with packing boxes.” The installation seeks to evoke this while also doing the opposite: siing precisely and impossibly motionless. The office room will appear flipped, ceiling and floor in reverse, with boxes in disarray, communicating the occupants' motives. Let's turn the world of architecture upside down for a night. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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Our countdown to #OAAMove continues with this kaleidoscopic installation that explores the definiation of motion! Come out on September 15 to see it in person at the #OAAHQ ! . Installation: Kaleidoscope[s] By: Izen Architecture Inc. (Team Members: Brenda Izen, Meena Alcozai, and Tara Marchelewiez ) . Motion as a perceptual phenomenon is contingent on the relative stasis of the space of the Observer. The intention of this installation is to manifest a metaphysical inquiry into the perceptual limitations invoked by this definition. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #kaleidoscope

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Our countdown to #OAAMove continues! Come out on September 15 to see these installations transform #OAAHQ ! . Installation: Immaterial Cage Artist Team: Maryam Karimi . The immaterial Cage becomes an instrument that breathes light into the space to expand and contract its volumetric perception. It fabricates an atmosphere, an oil field where forces are transmitted in-between performative bodies. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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August 2017

Our countdown to #OAAMove continues with this kinetic installation! Come out on September 15 to see how it transforms the #OAAHQ ! . Installation: Rainy Day Drive Artist Team: Eveline Lam, and Katherine Holbrook-Smith . Raindrops and their rendition of the city at night is represented in this installation through thepoetic manipulation of common building materials. Recalling the delicate balance of the mobile (aspopularized by Alexander Calder ), the perpetual movement of the rain is imagined as a kinetic sculpturethat has been captured and placed indoors at the #OAAHQ #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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August 2017

Up for a round of #Twister ? Join us on September 15 for //OAAMOVE to play a game of twister with a new spin at the #OAAHQ Installation: TWIST3D Artist: Nikola Miloradovic . Our favorite moving game is taken to the next dimension. An office room at the #OAAHQ is painted entirely white, followed by a grid of circles. What else could get people moving, like TWIST3D? #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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September 2017

Light, changing angles, and reflection play a role activating #OAAHQ through this installation. Come out on September 15 for #OAAMOVE to interact with this installation in person. . Installation: Reflection in Motion By: RUB Design (Team member: Roland Ulfig ) . This installation studies the concept of “proprioception”, or the sense of space touching or “moving” you. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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August 2017

Surveillance technology meets a traditional chandelier on today's countdown installation to #OAAMove Come out on September 15 to see these installations transform #OAAHQ ! . Installation: Drone Chandelier Artist: Kurt Kraler . This installation is a dynamic, hovering chandelier that is composed of four identical quadcopter drones that operate in unison. When a traditional signifier of class and status -a chandelier- is comprised of drones -a technology that is capable of surveillance and autonomous movement- it becomes fully realized as an apparatus for domination. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart #drones

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August 2017

Our countdown to #OAAMove continues with more snippets of the winning submissions! Come out on September 15 to see these installations transform #OAAHQ ! . . Installation: Razzle-Dazzle By: AAmp Studio + STACKLAB (Team Members: Anne-Marie Armstrong, Andrew Ashey, Jeffrey Forrest, and James Munroe ) . . This installation seeks to create a sense of movement and illusion in an otherwisestatic space of a typical office within the OAA headquarters, through taking cues from dazzle ships used by the British during WWI. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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August 2017

Come sway with us on September 15 and experience a one-of-a-kind dance party with installations that transform #OAAHQ ! #OAAMove countdown continues! . . Installation: SWAY Artist Team: Jennifer Demitor, Christian Demore . . Sitting in our offices and places of work, we are often disconnected from the outside world. This installation intends to directly connect us to the ebb and flow of outside through a grid of swaying strings. #architecture #OntarioArchitecture #Installations #OAAmove #archilovers #architecturelovers #installationart

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