Canada Architects

  • 15 Young Firms to Watch: Altius Architecture, Toronto

    Altius Architecture brings a bold, sustainable modernism to Toronto's in-town neighborhoods and the city's outlying "cottage country."

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    ra50: housebrand

    housebrand melds an architecture firm, real estate agency, and more at its office in Canada.

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    ra50: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

    MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple applies its regional design principles universally.

  • rising star: john brown, raic

    John Brown, RAIC, is on a profound mission, one that doesn't involve anything as mundane as scaling K2 or swimming the English Channel. The soft-spoken Canadian wants to simultaneously improve the quality of mass-market housing and make better houses more

  • embedded architecture

    It seems that countries known for their vast natural landscapes produce architects with an extraordinary sensitivity to site. Think Australia's Glenn Murcutt, whose buildings sit lightly on their fragile ecosystems. Or Brian MacKay-Lyons, FAIA, who's known for plainspoken materials and forms that...

  • calm things in a cluttered world

    In a Canadian province that is more famous for exporting its talent than for keeping it close to the nest, Brian MacKay-Lyons chose to come home to make his way.

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