Ottawa Architects 150 – last three months to contribute

Ottawa Architects 150 is a project that documents the history of the practice of architecture in Ottawa from 1867 to 2017. It will be published next year during the joint OAA/RAIC Festival to mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial and recognize the contribution of local architects to the development of Canada’s capital city. 

The core of the project is the “family tree” of architectural practices dating back to Confederation. To date 620 architectural practices have been identified along with 645 principals/partners and 1355 buildings designed by those firms. A collection of 1472 photographs has been assembled. We want to make sure everyone has been included.

If you have not yet done so, please take the time to provide information on your practice.  The information needed is pretty basic and should take less than an hour of your time.

Please note that data collection will close on December 15, 2016.

An interim website has been set up to assist with the gathering and submission of information. It can be found at The website will be converted to a permanent site containing the project’s information for the public at the conclusion of the project in 2017. (Note that the website is not being updated with currently contributed data; so if you recently submitted information you may not find it on the website until next year.)

You can also find many of the photographs on Flickr.

There is also a Facebook page for the project that can be found here.

For more information contact Rick MacEwen at

Ottawa Architects 150 is generously funded by the Ontario Association of Architects as a special project of the Ottawa Regional Society of Architects. Note that OAA Members can claim OAA Continuing Education points for contributing to the project as Unstructured Learning in the Scholarly Research category. You can report up to 45 hours per cycle.