INFILLHAUS receives 2016 Canadian Architect Magazine Award

Barry Johns Architecture Limited has won one of four 2016 Canadian Architect Magazine Design Awards of Excellence for INFILLHAUS, a competition design for an urban prototype infill residence in a mature Edmonton neighborhood, now commissioned for construction by a private client.

Given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage, 2016 marks the 49th anniversary of the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, which have recognized significant building projects in Canada since 1968. Jurors considered the following criteria:

  • Physical organization and form, including attention to composition and detail;
  • Response to program, site, geographic and/or urban context;
  • Innovation in concept, process, materials, building systems and/or implementation;
  • Demonstration of exemplary environmental and/or social awareness.

See the article or read the full digital edition.


Robson Square

The Robson Square Provincial Government Offices and Courthouse in Vancouver, by Arthur Erickson Architects is one of four buildings in Canada to receive the prestigious  2011 Prix du XXe Siècle Award at the RAIC Festival in June. The project is an internationally acclaimed celebration of Canadian Architecture and Urban Design. Despite some unfortunate recent renovations, it remains one of Arthur Erickson’s major achievements. Barry Johns is proud to have been a member of the project design team and credits this experience to establishing his career.


Chancellor RAIC

Barry Johns is the newly elected Chancellor of the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. His three year term begins June 2011. He succeeds Alex Rankin of GRC Architects in Ottawa (formerly Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects). Barry plans to build an active platform for the College and this site will provide regular news, updates and links to Architecture Canada

Read the announcement at Canadian Architect.


New Website Launched

Welcome to our newly rebuilt BJ(A)L virtual studio, a news-based, interactive environment, bringing together visitors, clients, students, our partners and collaborators. Selected favorite projects are shown either in progress or completed, alongside a random collection of sketches and models,  renderings, news articles, publications and conversations that at one time or another shaped or continue to influence the practice. Visitors are encouraged to explore our small, private architectural practice and Connect.

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