We’re excited for next week! Monica Adair will be part of a panel discussion in the upcoming POP // CAN // CRIT 2017 at Toronto’s Design Exchange on October 27th. POPCANCRIT brings together some of the leading voices in architecture, design and activism for a national conversation on the issues, current state and future of marketing and promotion of architecture in Canada.
Read Re-Imagining shared spaces in Saturday’s edition of Salon of the Telegraph Journal by Karen Pinchin.
Set in a fictitious time and place, HOTEL SARDINIA, The Next Progression, is a manifestation of our collective memory, an otherworldly experience, a palace of abundance. See you the night of Friday August 18th at City Hall for THIRD SHIFT.
Partnering with Moosehead as a pioneer for their 150th anniversary, Acre Architects’ Monica Adair is asked to imagine Canada in the next 150 years. This is her story.
Moosehead Breweries shares a milestone birthday with Canada. At 111 years older than I am, we were born in the same place – Saint John, New Brunswick is our home. Moosehead “green” carries a powerful nostalgia for me. My father worked for Moosehead back in the day, and I loved being a Moosehead rep in my undergrad days at UNB. There is something about the green that reminds me of home when I see it wherever I am in the world. It also reminds me that you can create great things that make you proud of where you call home. WE ARE WHAT WE CREATE. . . .
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Join us this weekend to vote for your favourite Cargo Container at Area 506 Festival.
Geof Ramsay and Alex Palmer, along with our very own, Kale Harper, have been shortlisted for the Cargo-tecture design competition presented in partnership with Canada 150.
Reminiscent of DIY milk-carton periscopes of our childhoods and an inversion of a lighthouse, the cargo container stands on one end at 20 foot tall. The Periscope Container offers a new perspective of Saint John cityscape along the Bay of Fundy coast.
Saturday / Sunday 2pm to midnight.
Big thanks to Jason Martin for for fabrication and site assembly!
“Launching a design firm is, in itself, a design exercise… It takes a great deal of talent and persistence, and a sprinkling of luck.” — Canadian Architect Magazine
Celebrating Emerging Talent, Canadian Architecture Magazine highlights top young designers “that are making it happen” in this summer’s publication. Sarah Brown discusses The Acre’s latest endeavours including collaborations with the mayor of Grand Falls, teaming up with comedian Shaun Majumder in Newfoundland and research projects including a submission for the 2018 Venice Biennale.
Read about Stephen and Monica’s return to Saint John, and in doing so, how it has given rise to the freedom to explore without constraints HERE.
PHOTO: SCOTT MUNN
Join us alongside ACAP Saint John and Growth & Community Development for Placemaking Design Studio to generate interventions for the Uptown Saint John Neighbourhood Plan. Coffee and snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing and hearing about your ideas!
Thursday, July 20th
Doors open at 8:15am
Studio starts at 8:30am
Wrap up by 9:30am
“In what may prove their most transformative project yet, the couple will turn their attention to the elephant in their profession’s room by showcasing inspiring female role models as a counter to architecture’s stubborn gender imbalance” – Kate Wallace
Kate Wallace, founder of Pigeon Creative discusses Acre’s latest investigation into the startling gender imbalance in our profession in her article - Shedding Light. The Canadian Art article features our Third Shift installations LeParc & The Parc, which exemplifies Acre’s show-don’t-tell approach to creating change.
With architects working tirelessly to advance our built environment, what does it say if we cant advance our profession? WE ARE WHAT WE CREATE.
Final call for submissions for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize is March 8, 2017 at 5pm EST. The $100,000 prize is awarded to an architect, team of architects, or architect-led collaboration, based anywhere in the world, in recognition of a single work of architecture that is judged to be transformative within its societal context and expressive of the humanistic values of justice, respect, equality and inclusiveness.
Acre Architect’s Monica Adair will be a part of the seven person Jury, read more here.
Four Acre Architects projects and Acre partners, Monica Adair and Stephen Kopp, are featured in a new documentary produced by Hemmings House Pictures and released through CBC called City on Fire. The documentary celebrates the social fabric of the port city of Saint John, NB, while being true to the very real challenges this city as well as many other cities face across Canada. It’s hosted by comedian James Mullinger, who is experiencing a career resurgence from his new home town. This is used as a backdrop to move the story along, while he interviews other progressive players in the city who are contributing to the palpable energy and new growth, including, The Acre.
The full documentary is available on the CBC website online here