IN THE OFFTERM – A COLLABORATION OF THE ACRE’S DAVE HOLBORN AND ACRE COLLECTIVE MEMBER JESSIE CROLL
In their recent study term at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Acre Architects Junior Designer Dave Holborn and acre collective member Jessie Croll collaborated on an intensive research and design studio focused on infrasturcture and networks in Greenland, including a weeklong expedition to the isolated ice-island.
Take a look at their final project from the term, Catch-Process-Exchange, a speculative design for a public, community driven, hunting and fishing processing infrastructure in the capital city of Nuuk Greenland.
Season 1 Finale of Majumder Manor on W network – Feb 25
February 25 – 7pm E/P or 8pm local is the season finale of Majumder Manor on the W network! See ‘The Gathering‘ unfold and talk with us on twitter with hastag #MajumderManor during the show; @monica_acre [the 'Wolverine'] and @stephen_acre [the 'Owl']
This will also represent Acre’s last weekly W Network blog entry for Majumder Manor, so if you wanted to catch up, you can see all the characters thoughts here.
W NETWORK’S MAJUMDER MANOR – MONDAYS AT 7PM E/P 8PM LOCAL
Catch Acre Architect’s Majumder Manor project on TV with Shaun Majumder as he develops his dream project in Burlington, Newfoundland! The W Network’s new series Majumder Manor airs Mondays at 7pm E/P 8pm local time.
More information can be found on the W Network’s Majumder Manor web page and keep up to date with Stephen and Monica’s weekly blog.
BUILDING EAST, SAINT JOHN ARTS CENTRE: OPEN NOW, CLOSES MARCH 16TH
We are what we create. Through scaled models, photography and written commentary, the Building East exhibition encourages the viewer to enter into a dialogue about our built environment. Featuring works by Acre Architects, Mark Hemmings, Sean McGrath & Thaddeus Holownia.
See the Lise Hansen designed invite for more details, HERE Magazine’s Cover Story Feature on #BuildingEast, and The Telegraph Journal’s Mike Landry covers the story in ‘A firm case’ in Jan 12th Salon Section.
This project would not be possible without help from the City of Saint John, Arts NB, Enterprise Saint John, Marvin Windows, Cox & Palmer and Teed Saunders Doyle & Co. Many thanks from the Acre.
Join the conversation with #BuildingEast
Stiamo andando a Venezia!
Monica, John, Stephen & Jessie are off to Venice for the 2012 Venice Biennale. See International Architecture & Design’s article ‘Who is Architecture For‘ or Mike Landry’s ‘Our merchants of Venice‘ in the Telegraph Journal’s Salon for a little about what we are up to next week. You can follow Monica’s Italian photos here or, for a slightly less refined perspective, Stephen’s here. This experience would not be possible without the support of artsnb and New Brunswick’s Department of Culture, Tourism & Healthy Living.
John Leroux gives the Prince a tour of Prince William Street
John doned his historian hat on Victoria Day and gave Prince Charles a tour of Saint John’s historic Prince William Street. John did not show off his hockey skills, as the Prince did. History first, hockey second.
On a somewhat unrelated note, Acre Architects are moving to 86 Prince William Street May 28th!
ARCHITECTURE TEAM CANADA ANNOUNCED FOR VENICE BIENNALE 2012
The Migrating Landscapes jury have now selected the young, architectural ʻTeam Canadaʼ that forms Canadaʼs official entry at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture (August 29 – November 25, 2012) together with the Winnipeg based Migrating Landscapes Organizer (MLO). The Acre’s submission has been chosen to be part of ‘Team Canada’. YES! The winners were selected by a National jury made up of Eleanor Bond, Ian Chodikoff, Anne Cormier, Bruce Kuwabara and John Patkau and were announced at the public opening gala at the WAG in Manitoba.
Thanks to the team [Stephen Kopp, Monica Adair, John Leroux, Jessie Croll and Alicia Halas of Acre Architects] for all the hard work / great dialogue in putting this project together. And a special shout out to Hemmings House Pictures for helping us with our video submission. We are proud and humble to be part of this great group of young designers and Architects. See Mike Landry’s Salon story about the regional leg of the competition in January 28th Telegraph Journal.
Thank you to artsnb & Canada Council for making this project possible. Also, a shout out to Jacqueline Young for capturing this photo.
MARK HEMMINGS SHOOTS THE ‘RIVER RUN HOUSE’
Check out our Craik River Run project page to see a selection of photos from the talented Mark Hemmings of Hemmings House Pictures. Luckily the weather cooperated with us [for the shoot] and we were able to capture some beautiful light, an Architects’ best friend.
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN MAGAZINE [PART 3]
See Into The Wild house updates in the Winter issue of IAD magazine here. This is part 3 in Suzanne Robicheau’s month by month tracking of the project as it rises up out of the Saint John rock.
Bonus points if you can spot ‘Hugo’ hiding on site…….
GLORIOUS LIGHT BOOK LAUNCH
When Acre associate John Leroux isn’t designing, he’s writing. John launched his new book, Glorious Light: The Stained Glass of Fredericton on November 3rd at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. Published by Gaspereau Press, it is filled with full colour photographs and is unique in Canada as it is the first comprehensive study of any Canadian city’s stained glass heritage. As photographer and author, John also curated and designed a corresponding exhibition at the gallery that can be viewed until January 8, 2012.
See the Globe & Mail’s Dec. 31st ‘Who’s reading what: Notables share their favourite 2011 books’; George Elliott Clarks’s favourite? You guessed it, Glorious Light.
A ‘city of potential’?
Business and leadership coach Dave Veale interviews’ Acre Partner Stephen Kopp about leadership, vision, and the city of Saint John. See the Telegraph Journal’s article posted on Vision Coaching Inc’s website.
Leroux writes cover storey for Canadian Architect Magazine
After travelling to Dhaka earlier this year to view the new Canadian Embassy, Acre Associate John Leroux has written the cover storey for the July issue of Canadian Architect. Congratulations to MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects for this international build. It’s great to see East Coast Architects’ work recognized internationally.
Happinez Wine Bar Patio has moment in the sun
“hapito” profiled in International Architecture & Design’s summer issue and in the Telegraph Journal’s Greater Saint John Section.
Watch the Architects give Uptown Saint John give an ‘insiders video tour’ here.
E&P Senechal Centre in Grand Falls
Murdock & Boyd Architects with former employee and Project Architect Monica Adair win the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture for the E & P Sénéchal Centre in Grand Falls. Read the Victoria Star article here. Visit the AANB‘s website for more information.
Stephen selected for Wallace McCain Institute
After two days of interviews in Miramichi last weekend, Stephen was accepted in to the Entrepreneurial Leaders Program of the Wallace McCain Institute at the University of New Brunswick (ELP4).
Into the Wild Breaks Ground
Ground has been broken: Exciting development for this new project in the core of the city of Saint John. Into the Wild will spring new life into this port city as it explores the panorama of this rocky site. The Acre is pleased to announce that The Urban Farmer will be leading the build of this project.
the launch of theacre.ca_Version 2.0
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new website. A special thank you to Sam Blue who collaborated with us on the design of our new website. Sam worked his magic to build and script the site – thanks for your creative problem solving throughout the process. One cannot forget good ‘ol Version 1.0 – coded by acre collective member Nicholas Desbiens. Thanks Nick – very kuhl.
Majumder Manor in the Telegraph Journal Salon
The Telegraph Journal’s Mike Landry writes about the Acre Architect’s Newfoundland eco-lux inn for actor/comedian Shaun Majumder. See the Telegraph Journal article and catch Shaun on his The Road To Majumder Manor cross Canada tour in support of the project. Airs on the W NETWORK – Jan 07th.
acre collective’s Jessie Croll places 3rd in ‘sweet home’ competition
Congratulations to acre collective member Jessie Croll & partner Katherine Kovalcik on their 3rd place finish in the Home Sweet Home student competition! Read more about the competition and their Kapuskasing Ecohouse here.
Acre Architects interviewed in Progress Magazine
In April’s Progress Magazine you will find The City of Saint John Publication. In it, Stephen & Monica are interviewed about how they started Acre Architects and their role in Saint John, NB.
Leroux guest critic at BRAC University….in Dhaka
No, that is not a typo – Acre Architects Associate, Architect John Leroux has been invited to be a critic tomorrow at BRAC University in Bangladesh for 5th year Architectural students! John happens to be the provincial expert on the topic having written the book: Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History published by Goose Lane Editions, 2008. John is in ‘town’ writing an article for Canadian Architect.
Acre Architects selected for Twenty + Change 03
Acre Architects have been selected to featured in the Twenty + Change 03 exhibition and publication for 2011. Twenty + Change 03 curatorial committee was comprised of: Marc Boutin (The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc), Renée Daoust (Daoust Lestage Inc), Miyoko Ohtake (Dwell Editor), Larry Wayne Richards ( Professor Emeritus & former Dean in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Architecture). Thank you to the Twenty + Change Directors Heather Dubbledam & Lola Sheppard for their hard work.
International Architecture & Design Magazine
Featuring Into the Wild_Part 02
The spring issue of International Architecture & Design magazine continues to follow the design development stage of our Into The Wild house in Saint John. Read the IAD_New Brunswick_Part 2. Article written by Atlantic Journalism Award winner Suzanne Robicheau.
Acre selected to design ‘Eco-luxe Inn’ for Shaun Majumder
Majumder Manor is a 12 part documentary series, following the build of a 5 star boutique eco-lux inn in the tiny town of Burlington, Newfoundland Canada. The show will be airing on the W network in Canada and features Actor/Comedian Shaun Majumder.
See Rudy Norman’s Nor’Wester article.
The River Run House is out of the ground.
The River Run House is situated along the Saint John River in Fredericton New Brunswick. This family is eager to move into their new home by late summer 2011.
International Architecture & Design Magazine
Part 01 of a Series: Into the Wild featured in Big Ideas Edition.
International Architecture & Design will be following the design and construction of our clients ‘Into The Wild’ right here in Saint John. In the next issues, they will chronicle the design and construction process as we move from idea to built work……we hope!
Stephen Kopp selected for Emerging Leaders Summit
Through a nomination process, 50 exceptional leaders under the age 35 from Atlantic Canada have the opportunity to take part in a larger dialogue with peers and further their skills and the know-how to help propel careers, enhance leadership abilities, and build our organizations and communities for the 21st Century.
See the video
Launch of Plan SJ Video
Monica and Stephen speak with Plan SJ on the need to build in Saint John. See the video by Hemmings House Pictures here.
Acre presented the Gerald Sheff Award for Part-Time Teaching
Final reviews of the Acre’s Master of Architecture Studio titled: Arrival/Arrivée_Canadian Identity in Recreational & Cultural Tourism at McGill University – Spring 2010. Thanks to all our students for such a great term.
The Acre at the McGill Lectures Series
Even though the lecture is on Saint Patrick’s day, come and see the Acre talk about our work from graduation until the present: “It’s not what you say“. You can always join us for a green beer after…….
Lecture starts at 6pm
Room G-10, Macdonald-Harrington Building
McGill School of Architecture
Monica & Stephen selected as McGill’s Visiting Professor – Spring 2010
The acre is pleased to announce that Stephen & Monica are the 2010 recipient of the Gerald Sheff Visiting Professorship in Architecture at McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal. Stay tuned for Acre Architects lecture coming up this spring.
The Acre wins National Public Art Competition
IN TRANSIT featured in Saint John Telegraph Journal
For Immediate Release: Saint John Transit Awards One Percent For Public Art Commission to artists Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, of the Acre Collective.
IN TRANSIT on YouTube
Acre lecture at IIDEX / NeoCon
Catch Monica & Stephen giving a Petcha Kucha lecture this Friday on their recent & upcoming work this weekend at the IIDEX. This talk is part of the 2009 Twenty + Change Canadian Design Practices series. Come catch the some of the emerging Canadian talent in Petcha Kucha format. See the full weekend schedule here.
Acre Architects Selected for 20 + Change Exhibition
Acre Architects selected as on of Canada’s 20 emerging design firms for 2010.
‘hapito’ opens on Princess Street
Happinez wine bar’s new patio designed by Monica & Stephen of the acre collective opens on Princess Street. Many thanks to our clients who supplied patience and wine as well as the superb builders Al & Curtis Fanjoy of Saint John! All projects should have opening parties. See if you can spot the Architects. Photo by Mark Hemmings.