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.


Beyond Green-Going Nature-al

The year 2017 marked the 35th Anniversary of BJAL and to commemorate this milestone, the firm just published an eBook that surveys some of its most unique, award winning projects. This publication is available to anyone interested in the firm’s work and the unique philosophy that has shaped this small, private practice on the prairie for over three decades.

The idea for the publication comes from consolidating a series of public and educational lectures prepared over the past few years that focus on the evolution of five primary design principles. These tenets celebrate climate and culture in the making of inherently sustainable buildings and architecture authentic to its place. Explored through a concise description of various projects, a story emerges about the growth of a firm deeply influenced by the legacy of Arthur Erickson, a former mentor and champion of contemporary regional architecture in Canada.

Barry Johns Architecture also salutes many other influences on the work, particularly family, friends, partners, colleagues and staff, alongside collaborative associations with other architectural practices in Canada.


Download the eBook.


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.

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