A Post-modern Strategy for City Building

By John Bentley Mays, Globe and Mail
March 17, 2011

Toronto architect Stephen Teeple’s scheme for the Gansevoort boutique hotel and condominium tower on Richmond Street West is the most original and striking residential tall-building design to come forward in Hogtown in several years. It may never be built. The site’s ownership has changed since Mr. Teeple’s venture became public knowledge three years ago. The new landlords, of course, are not obliged to put up something agreed to by previous owners. They may well ask another architect to draw up an entirely new plan for their development. More …


Vancouver Architect Bing Thom Wins Canada’s Top Award

Vancouver Sun
March 17, 2011

Renowned architect Bing Thom has been awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, the highest honour the organization can bestow. The award is in recognition of a significant body of work deemed to be a major contribution to Canadian architecture and having lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture, says the RAIC. Past recipients include Frank Gehry and Arthur Erickson. Thom studied under Erickson and will receive his award during the 2011 RAIC Festival of Architecture which takes place May 24 to 27th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. More …