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Canadian Building Designs

Key Contemporary Architectural Developments in Canada, North America

post updated 11 October 2021


Building Designs in Canada

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Canadian Building Designs. We cover completed buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across Canada. The focus is on contemporary Canadian buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 7 pages of Contemporary Canadian Architecture selections.

Canadian Architecture : news + key projects

Canadian Architecture Designs : A-C

Canadian Architecture Developments : D-H

Canadian Buildings : I-O

Canadian Building Developments : P-R

Canadian Building Designs : S (this page)

Canadian Architectural Designs : T-Z

New Canadian Building Designs

Contemporary Canadian Buildings – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Saint-Laurent Sports Complex, Montréal
Design: Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler
Saint-Laurent Sports Complex Canadian Building Designs
image : Saucier + Perrotte
Saint-Laurent Sports Complex
The project site is situated between the existing Émile Legault School and Raymond Bourque Arena, both of which are horizontal in form and neutral in character. For this project, it thus became vital for the design of new sports complex to create a visual and physical link between the Marcel Laurin Park (to the north of the site), and the projected green band that will run along Thimens Boulevard.

Shaft House, Toronto
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Shaft House Toronto
image : borXu Design
Shaft House
Affordability is a value that the building successfully owns by integrating well thought low-cost strategies in the design process; from purchasing a modest lot of about 20 feet wide to choosing sustainable and cost efficient materials. Aluminum siding, untreated wood and recyclable rusted steel for the exterior of the house not only help reduce the costs of the design but t also tried to make a statement on organic behaviors of buildings by changing color while aging along with the house.

Canadian Architecture Designs, alphabetical:

Saint-Laurent Library, Montreal
Design: various architects
Saint-Laurent Library Canadian Building Designs
picture from architect office
Canadian Library Building
A true cultural gathering place, the new building will include, in addition to the library, an exhibition space as well as the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec’s collection conservation centre. The building will consolidate the role of the Boulevard Thimens civic axis and also help enhance the value of the Parc Marcel-Laurin woodland by providing it with a new point of entry.

Sauder School of Business, Vancouver
Design: Acton Ostry Architects
Sauder School of Business Canadian Building Designs
picture from architect firm
Sauder Business School, British Columbia
To achieve a new, bold, identity for the Sauder School of Business, Acton Ostry Architects wrapped the old impassive concrete building with a new glazed facade that references the rhythm and pattern language associated with the universal transfer of digital commerce and business information – a barcode.

School of Pharmacy, Kitchener
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
School of Pharmacy building Toronto
picture : Ben Rahn (A-Frame)
Pharmacy School Building
The building encourages collaboration and dynamic interaction between students and faculty. An enclosed courtyard and large central fireplace create interactive gathering spaces which foster discussion and the exchange of ideas.

Seaton New Town, Toronto
Design: BDP
Seaton New Town concept Canadian Building Designs
picture from architecture studio
Seaton New Town
BDP has won its first project in Canada, the competition to design a sustainable new community for 70,000 people in Seaton, Toronto. The community is intended to create 35,000 jobs based around green industries and investment as well as new energy technologies and solutions.

Sherbourne Park Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario
Design: Teeple Architects
Sherbourne Park Pavilion
picture from architects office
Sherbourne Park Pavilion
Sherbourne Park is built upon the abstraction of an iconic Canadian Great Lake landscape, composed of the woods, the water, and the green. As a key component of the redevelopment of Toronto’s waterfront, the park is about inspiring civic space, flexible uses, play, and sustainability.

Spa Nordique, Nun’s Island, Montréal
Design: Chevalier Morales architectes
Spa Nordique Montréal
photo © Marc Cramer
Spa Nordique Montréal

Spa Scandinave, Montréal
Design: Saucier + Perrotte
Spa Scandinave Canadian Building Designs
photo : Marc Cramer
Spa Scandinave Montréal design

Stewart Museum, Montréal
Design: Les architectes FABG
Stewart Museum Building
image from architects firm
Canadian Museum Building

More Canadian Building Designs online soon

Canadian Architects

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Major Canadian Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Shaw Festival Theatre Production Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Lett/Smith Architects, Toronto

Strawberry Vale School
Patkau Architects Inc, Vancouver

More Canadian architecture designs online soon

Location: Canada, North America

Architectural Designs in Canada

Canadian Architect Studios

Canadian Office Buildings

Montreal Buildings – key buildings + designs

Toronto Architecture – key buildings + designs

CN Tower – Toronto Skyscraper, tallest Canadian building

Diamond and Schmitt

McGill University Campus, Montreal

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