25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada

These architecture firms are leading the way in Canada and beyond.

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Is there a distinctly Canadian architectural style? If there is, the aspects that define the country’s design culture and make it unique on the world stage are diffuse and allusive. After all, Canada prides itself on its social model as a cultural mosaic (as opposed to a melting pot).

One defining characteristic may just be the celebration of collaboration and regionally-focused firms. While many famous foreigners have built showcase pieces from coast to coast — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Daniel Libeskind, Santiago Calatrava and more — the culture of starchitects has historically burnt less brightly in the North. Of course, Frank Gehry and Moshe Safdie both hold Canadian passports, but both set up camp south of the border long ago, leaving behind a fascinating nation with a diverse architectural scene. While climate is certainly a concern, it is far from a unifying factor in design; the vast and varied landscape gives way to a wide range of architectural solutions.

Walls tell stories, and the built landscape sheds a light on Canada’s ever-so-complex history, especially regarding its original occupants — Indigenous communities. With such an unresolved past, society turns to architects and designers to help make sense of Canadian culture. When surveying the built environment of the Great White North, one may not find a clear-cut visual language and, instead, an assemblage of architectures. From iconic urban structures such as the CN tower to lake-front cabins and mountain lodges, Canada is not shy of a diverse landscape, which contributes to its constantly evolving cultural mosaic.

With so many architecture firms to choose from, it’s challenging for clients to identify the industry leaders that will be an ideal fit for their project needs. Fortunately, Architizer is able to provide guidance on the top design firms in Canada based on more than a decade of data and industry knowledge.

How are these architecture firms ranked?

The following ranking has been created according to key statistics that demonstrate each firm’s level of architectural excellence. The following metrics have been accumulated to establish each architecture firm’s ranking, in order of priority:

  • The number of A+Awards won (2013 to 2022)
  • The number of A+Awards finalists (2013 to 2022)
  • The number of projects selected as “Project of the Day” (2009 to 2022)
  • The number of projects selected as “Featured Project” (2009 to 2022)
  • The number of projects uploaded to Architizer (2009 to 2022)

Each of these metrics is explained in more detail at the foot of this article. This ranking list will be updated annually, taking into account new achievements of Canada architecture firms throughout the year.

Without further ado, here are the 35 best architecture firms in Canada:


25. Shean Architects

© Shean Architects

© Shean Architects

Our philosophy for what makes beautiful buildings centers around bringing natural elements into modern spaces. At the core of our design, we believe in making use of the natural environment and surrounding site, manipulation of natural light and space and use of texture and natural materials.

Some of Shean Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Shean Architects achieve 25th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 9

24. Moriyama & Teshima Architects

© Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

© Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

Moriyama & Teshima Architects (MTA) is a team of architects, planners, and designers, collaborating with visionary clients to build inspiring and enduring spaces that transform communities and reinforce civic identity. The office offers services in architecture, master planning and urban design, interior design and program development. Our extensive portfolio of Canadian and international projects comprises museums and art galleries, university buildings, schools, corporate and government headquarters, recreational facilities, libraries, restoration and renovation projects, and urban/campus planning. Under the leadership of Partners Jason Moriyama, Diarmuid Nash, Carol Phillips, Brian Rudy, Ronen Bauer and Emmanuelle van Rutten, MTA has cultivated a dynamic team of young, innovative designers around a long-standing core of design traditions that continue to define the practice.

Some of Moriyama & Teshima Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Moriyama & Teshima Architects achieve 24th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 21

23. CORE Architects Inc.

CORE Architects Inc. is an award-winning group of architects and interior designers based in Toronto. Since our formation in 1994, we have quickly distinguished ourselves amongst our competitors by our innovative yet thoughtful design solutions. Since our inception, CORE has been responsible for the design of over 160 condominium projects, 55 of which are in the downtown core of Toronto; the urban-master planning for over 200 million square feet of residential development; numerous private residences, and a number of recreational and sports clubs, restaurants, hotels, resorts, office environments and over 1500 retail rollouts, across Canada, the U.S., and internationally. The firm’s founding principals, Babak Eslahjou, Charles Gane, and Deni Poletti share a design philosophy that focuses on creativity, innovation, and sustainability; and a business vision that is client-focused, striving to maximize efficiency while meeting schedule and budgetary constraints.

Some of CORE Architects Inc.’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped CORE Architects Inc. achieve 23rd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 16

22. Revery Architecture

© Revery Architecture

© Revery Architecture

Revery Architecture Inc. (Revery) is an award-winning, Vancouver-based, and internationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning practice. We are renowned for providing innovative and unique customized solutions for our global clients. Revery is led by Design Principal Venelin Kokalov, the studio’s long-time creative lead. Venelin is widely recognized for his bold architectural statements and his audacious and beautiful designs envisioned through his personal artistic philosophy, extraordinary creative vision, and intuition. Under his leadership, Revery continues to deliver elegant, functional, and sophisticated buildings that engage, inspire, and become catalysts for positive change and growth within the communities.

Some of Revery Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Revery Architecture achieve 22nd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 12

21. Altius Architecture, Inc.

© Altius Architecture, Inc.

© Altius Architecture, Inc.

Altius has continued to move forward towards a complete, holistic and collaborative approach to building. We believe that the best buildings are achieved when architects, engineers, consultants, constructors and clients come together to achieve something greater than the sum of their individual parts. We subscribe to a team approach to building and believe that the confluence of architecture, structure, mechanical systems and building technology must meet at the commencement of the design process in order to successfully meet the needs of our clients, their budgets and respond to our modern times.We have established close relationships and continue to share knowledge with the best consultants available to us in the fields of structural, mechanical and sustainable systems design.

Some of Altius Architecture, Inc.’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Altius Architecture, Inc. achieve 21st place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 24

20. PLANT Architect Inc.

© Steven Evans Photography

© Steven Evans Photography

PLANT Architect Inc. is an award-winning practice that branches into the domains of architecture, landscape, and design. Our studio operates across spatial scales and disciplinary borders to reveal a site’s potential, distill client-needs into a clear design vision, and create timeless spaces that heighten one’s experience of a site, city, building, or natural landscape.

We specialize in institutional, commercial, and residential architecture and landscape architecture, interiors, urban infrastructure, feasibility studies, and master planning. We also offer a broad range of value-added services that include furniture and lighting design, public facilitation, and integrated graphics. Our interdisciplinary design approach allows us to build important connections between people, places, and ideas, and it remains central to our firm’s ongoing commitment to public engagement.

Some of PLANT Architect Inc.’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped PLANT Architect Inc. achieve 20th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 4
Total Projects 40

19. Group 2 Architecture Interior Design ltd.

© Ema Peter Photography

© Ema Peter Photography

Group2 is committed to connecting people and ideas through design. Our portfolio contains projects at all scales and in all sectors, reflecting our range of service and expertise. For over 35 years, the core architectural, environmental and social values that inform our work have resulted in a reputation of high-quality projects and long-term relationships with clients. We are respected for our responsiveness, ingenuity and collaborative processes. We provide flexible levels of service, tailored to individual client needs in architecture, interior design, building science and master planning. On every project, our team endeavors to meet user requirements and client aspirations, while remaining economically attainable.

Some of Group 2 Architecture Interior Design ltd.’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Group 2 Architecture Interior Design ltd. achieve 19th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 20

18. STGM Architectes

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

© Stephane Groleau Architectural Photographer

Founded in 2001, STGM architecture strives day after day to improve people’s lives one project at a time, with offices in Quebec City, Montreal and Baie-Comeau. For more than 20 years, the firm, which has grown from 12 to more than 150 resources, has developed a generalist practice that affects all spheres of the profession. STGM has a wide variety of expertise and has been involved in major projects throughout Quebec. Ranging from cultural projects to public transit and educational institutions, STGM considers that each project is unique and that it must deal with multiple specificities. Our role is to be the catalyst that will be able to merge each of the components into a coherent, efficient, functional, innovative, unique and sustainable whole.

In order to achieve its objectives, STGM can count on several specialists who, each in their own way, contribute to the success of its projects. Specialists in envelope sciences, BIM, sustainable development, building codes and standards, estimation, wood construction, heritage, interior design, management and real estate planning, collaborate in the pleasure within the project teams themselves in the achievement of common objectives of global quality.

From the Quebec City Armory to the extension of the blue line of the Montreal metro through school projects, always motivated by the improvement of people’s lives and their environment, we approach each project with sensitivity and audacity. We are constantly looking for unique and lasting solutions that touch the senses, memory and emotions of each person, convinced that architecture can positively influence the life of each individual and their community.

Some of STGM Architectes’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped STGM Architectes achieve 18th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 23

17. hcma

© Ema Peter Photography

© Ema Peter Photography

hcma designs buildings, brands, and shared experiences that connect people. Because with collective strength, communities can work together to make a difference to the issues that matter. Collective strength empowers our practice too. Driven by relentless curiosity, we work as one to solve complex problems from every angle. Advocating for inclusive, accessible design that embraces everyone, promotes biodiversity and minimizes environmental impact. We’re multi-skilled, but driven by a shared purpose: to maximize positive impact. We achieve it by learning from others. By challenging ourselves. And by applying relentless curiosity to create the lasting change we all want to see in the world.

Some of hcma’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped hcma achieve 17th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 5
Total Projects 11

16. Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary design studio recognized for creating innovative and environmentally responsible design solutions that are timeless and uniquely designed for each client and context. Founded by architect Heather Dubbeldam, the studio has grown to include a team of architects and designers from different backgrounds and disciplines. The studio’s design process is characterized by teamwork and intensive collaborative exchange, resulting in projects that reveal a conceptual clarity and are crafted with a meticulous attention to detail. Completed and current projects range from the design of single and multi- family housing, to commercial and institutional renovations, and includes landscape, furniture and installation design.
Each project is considered on a macro and micro scale, from the full extent of the site to the fine details on the interior.

Some of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Dubbeldam Architecture + Design achieve 16th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 3
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 14

15. D’Arcy Jones Architects

© Sama Jim Canzian Architectural Photography

© Sama Jim Canzian Architectural Photography

Our studio enthusiastically approaches each new project as a chance to create something unique. Playing with materials and form to come up with unexpected results, we work tirelessly to design projects that are innovative, durable and inviting. Tweaking time-tested ways of building, we create buildings and spaces that can be still be built with conventional construction methods.
We are optimists, seeing the past as a continuum to connect with and be inspired by, and seeing the future as something that can be improved incrementally.

Some of D’Arcy Jones Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped D'Arcy Jones Architects achieve 15th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 11

14. APPAREIL Architecture

APPAREIL architecture is a Montreal-based firm whose mission is to design quality residential and commercial environments for its occupants. Our signature style is sleek, contemporary and greatly inspired by our Nordic roots. Our projects demonstrate our commitment to find a balance between tradition and modernity.

Some of APPAREIL Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped APPAREIL Architecture achieve 14th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 31

13. MJMA

MJMA is a Toronto, Canada-based design practice of 60+ designers and architects. MJMA has evolved from a 30 year strong legacy of making community buildings, to building communities – in towns and cities, on campuses, within organizations, and across playing fields. Our increasingly diverse portfolio speaks to an innovation culture at MJMA that drives all our designs. This spirit of innovation, cultivated with clients who are enthusiastic about creating meaningful architecture that positively contributes to the built environment, has resulted in more than 75+ national awards, including the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture and 2016 RAIC Architectural Firm Award.

Some of MJMA’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped MJMA achieve 13th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 20

12. Kariouk Architects

© Scott Norsworthy

© Scott Norsworthy

My work focuses upon residential and commercial commissions, involving new construction, interior renovation, additions, landscape and museum installations. I received my professional architectural degree from Columbia University in New York City, and am licensed to practice architecture by the State of New York. I have over twenty years of experience in the profession, and in 2001 moved to Ottawa where I established my own design practice: Kariouk Associates.

I believe that responsible design is never about imposing a pre-determined solution. Rather, my approach is always to respond to my client’s needs in relation to a particular set of circumstances — be they budgetary, pragmatic, legal/zoning, etc. — involving opportunities, limitations and challenges. No project exists without limitations and challenges, which ultimately are not impediments to my design work, but rather the catalysts for design that is as sensible as it is unique. Hence, contrary to popular opinion, budget and site are not in themselves relevant to good design.

I am dedicated to environmental stewardship and promote both “high-tech” and “low-tech” means for reducing the consumption of natural resources. I believe that environmentally-ethical design begins with efficiency and it is commonplace for me to design projects that are achieved in less space than my clients originally imagined, and in this way, their building costs, and the use of natural resources, are reduced. My work with my clients is always built upon a very frank and comfortable relationship, where our mutual desire is the resolution of pragmatic needs through original, pragmatic, well-crafted design and construction; design that does not yield a quality, unique project is by definition, not design.

Some of Kariouk Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Kariouk Architects achieve 12th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 1
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 15

11. Akb Architects

© Akb Architects

© Akb Architects

Founded in 2004, Akb Architects is the Toronto-based architecture studio of Robert Kastelic and Kelly Buffey, architects dedicated to the practice and art of building. The quest to capture the poetic and ineffable qualities of space manifests in Akb’s design process, which prioritizes a clarity of vision, attention to detail, and a rigorous commitment to conceptual intent. The work of the studio benefits from Robert and Kelly’s extensive training in both architecture and interior design; a comprehensive strategy results in buildings of exceptional resolution and an uncommon level of refinement.

A unified and holistic approach to interior and exterior space merges building and landscape into a seamless experience, transforming the ephemeral into the tactile. Elements of volume, light, proportion and materiality are orchestrated to resonate and respond to each project’s unique site, context and program.

Some of Akb Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Akb Architects achieve 11th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 10
Total Projects 15

10. Lemay

© Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau

© Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau

Creative thinking. Collective value. Founded in 1957 as an architectural practice, Lemay is a leading provider of integrated design services for the built environment. Its unique blend of creativity, large-firm capacity and transdisciplinary service offering brings client aspirations to life, while its unique Net Positive approach creates sustainable value for users and communities around the world. The firm’s commitment to design excellence, supported by over 350 awards and distinctions, also translates into the lemayLAB, an instrument of research and innovation in all aspects of design. Lemay brings together some 450 professionals, earning it a world ranking of 45th largest (2020 World Architecture 100).

Some of Lemay’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Lemay achieve 10th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 3
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 6
Total Projects 31

9. CCM2 Architectes

© CCM2 Architectes

© CCM2 Architectes

Established in 1963, CCM2 architects is among Québec City’s largest architecture firms. Experienced professionals and technologists have always formed a solid team that has never shied away from reinventing itself. Today, the company is led by Mathieu Morel, Yan Laplante and Yan Grégoire, well supported and assisted by Pierre Morel, consultant architect, and a permanent team of skilled designers and technicians. CCM2 is known for the quality of its work and its ability to provide distinctive and original concepts that respect your budget and deadline. CCM2 is also recognized for its excellent professional services, focused on customer and user satisfaction and on quality architecture.

Some of CCM2 Architectes’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped CCM2 Architectes achieve 9th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 11
Total Projects 16

8. Hariri Pontarini Architects

© Hariri Pontarini Architects, Guardian Glass

© Hariri Pontarini Architects, Guardian Glass

Established in 1994, Hariri Pontarini Architects, is a leading Canadian full-service architectural practice known for creating modern landmarks such as the award-winning Bahá’í Temple for South America, the acclaimed McKinsey & Company headquarters in Toronto, the international competition-winning Ivey School of Business and the Governor General’s Medal-winning Schulich School of Business. Founded by Siamak Hariri and David Pontarini, the firm has delivered a broad range of institutional, commercial and residential projects, libraries, schools and academic buildings. Hariri Pontarini Architects has become known for designing projects of exceptional quality, with a strong conceptual basis derived from the specific needs and aspirations of each client.

Some of Hariri Pontarini Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Hariri Pontarini Architects achieve 8th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 3
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 18

7. Alain Carle Architecte

© Alain Carle Architecte

© Alain Carle Architecte

Alain Carle has worked in the architecture field in Montreal for twenty years. Based on a pedagogical approach he developed as a teacher and researcher at the School of Architecture of the Université de Montréal, his achievements rely on a critical approach to representation in the design process. The firm’s accomplishments are regularly recognized by the architectural community, especially in the field of residential and commercial architecture.

Some of Alain Carle Architecte’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Alain Carle Architecte achieve 7th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 1
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 23

6. Henriquez Partners Architects

© Ema Peter Photography

© Ema Peter Photography

Henriquez Partners Architects is dedicated to working closely with clients to create buildings that are culturally, environmentally and economically sustainable. It is our view that every project is an opportunity to enrich communities by seamlessly integrating ethics and aesthetics. Informed by this credo and an unwavering commitment to design integrity, we have consistently demonstrated the ability to manage projects from design through to construction and the technical expertise to create structures that stand the test of time. Our buildings have received numerous awards for design excellence, including multiple Governor General’s Medals in Architecture.

Some of Henriquez Partners Architects’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Henriquez Partners Architects achieve 6th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 7
Featured Projects 8
Total Projects 11

5. Atelier RZLBD

© Atelier RZLBD

© Atelier RZLBD

Atelier RZLBD is a boutique art & architecture practice based in Toronto founded by architect Reza Aliabadi (OAA, MRAIC); whose work extends to designing buildings & objects, curating installations & expositions, and publishing a zine called rzlbdPOST. The practice is not just an ordinary operation that serves, rather like a positive virus, it contributes, communicates, challenges, and adapts itself to the needs of each project and its context. Our work has been distinguished with numerous accolades including the Architecture Master Prize (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), American Architecture Prize (2017) and Ontario Association of Architects Awards (2009, 2011); exhibited in many venues including the Sir John Soane’s Museum (London 2018), the World Architecture Festival (Berlin 2017, Amsterdam 2018), the School of Architecture at McGill University (Montreal 2009, 2017), and Toronto Harbourfront Centre (2012); also celebrated in more than 100 print publications. In 2017 Atelier RZLBD has been selected among the top emerging design talents in Canada. In the same year the UK publisher Artifice released a monograph, RZLBD HOPSCOTCH, which recognizes the past seven years of Reza’s practice by collecting essays, project profiles and annotated drawings.

Some of Atelier RZLBD’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Atelier RZLBD achieve 5th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 13
Total Projects 24

4. Diamond Schmitt

Diamond Schmitt is a global architecture firm designing transformative, purpose-driven, and highly sustainable buildings from its four studios located in Toronto, New York, Vancouver and Calgary. Creating innovative design solutions while drawing inspiration from each site’s surrounding community, architectural, and historical contexts, Diamond Schmitt’s visionary designs can be found in more than 50 cities around the world.

Some of Diamond Schmitt’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Diamond Schmitt achieve 4th place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 2
Featured Projects 7
Total Projects 29

3. Omar Gandhi Architect

© Norm Li

© Norm Li

Omar Gandhi Architect is a Canadian architecture practice with small studios in both Halifax, Nova Scotia and Toronto, Ontario. Specializing in custom, modern design, OG works to connect with each and every client on a personal level, designing with careful consideration for the lives that will be lived within the finished product.

Some of Omar Gandhi Architect’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped Omar Gandhi Architect achieve 3rd place in the 25 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

Featured Projects 20
Total Projects 24

2. MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

© Ema Peter Photography

© Ema Peter Photography

MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE is one of the most internationally recognized architecture firms in Canada. Beyond the four Governor General’s Medals for Architecture and the two Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Awards for Architectural Innovation, we are recognized for our innovation in sustainable architecture and developing carbon-neutral buildings with advanced wood construction. MGA is a mid-sized architecture firm, and we love to call Vancouver home. Our exceptionally talented and experienced staff work on projects from tiny boutique interiors to large institutional buildings locally and internationally. Our studio houses our architecture, interior design, graphic design, landscape, and model making staff.

Our firm was founded to pursue projects we feel passionate about. Our clients and projects engage the local community and tackle climate change. We balance our first world pursuits with meaningful, change-making projects in the developing world.

Some of MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE achieve 2nd place in the 28 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Winner 4
A+Awards Finalist 5
Featured Projects 12
Total Projects 22

1. ACDF Architecture

© ACDF Architecture

© ACDF Architecture

At ACDF, we have an uncompromising ambition to be both responsible and inventive, both visionary and generous, to ultimately bring beauty to everyone. Good design can capture the imagination, but great design offers something more generous: it stirs the heart. Under the direction of Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud, and Etienne Laplante Courchesne, the 95-person studio is deeply rooted in solid know-how and a joie de vivre. Our mission is to deliver highly tailored, design-savvy projects at any scale across all typologies. In our architectural atelier, we are energized by constraints (budget, site, material) and craft poetry from pragmatism. With its creative energy and its broad expertise, ACDF designs inspiring spaces in which North American pragmatism meets European flamboyance.

Some of ACDF Architecture’s most prominent projects include:

The following statistics helped ACDF Architecture achieve 1st place in the 28 Best Architecture Firms in Canada:

A+Awards Finalist 8
Featured Projects 15
Total Projects 36

Why Should I Trust Architizer’s Ranking?

With more than 30,000 architecture firms and over 130,000 projects within its database, Architizer is proud to host the world’s largest online community of architects and building product manufacturers. Its celebrated A+Awards program is also the largest celebration of architecture and building products, with more than 400 jurors and hundreds of thousands of public votes helping to recognize the world’s best architecture each year.

Architizer also powers firm directories for a number of AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters nationwide, including the official directory of architecture firms for AIA New York.

An example of a project page on Architizer with Project Award Badges highlighted

A Guide to Project Awards

The blue “”+”” badge denotes that a project has won a prestigious A+Award as described above. Hovering over the badge reveals details of the award, including award category, year, and whether the project won the jury or popular choice award.

The orange Project of the Day and yellow Featured Project badges are awarded by Architizer’s Editorial team, and are selected based on a number of factors. The following factors increase a project’s likelihood of being featured or awarded Project of the Day status:

  • Project completed within the last 3 years
  • A well written, concise project description of at least 3 paragraphs
  • Architectural design with a high level of both functional and aesthetic value
  • High quality, in focus photographs
  • At least 8 photographs of both the interior and exterior of the building
  • Inclusion of architectural drawings and renderings
  • Inclusion of construction photographs

There are 7 Projects of the Day each week and a further 31 Featured Projects. Each Project of the Day is published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Stories, while each Featured Project is published on Facebook. Each Project of the Day also features in Architizer’s Weekly Projects Newsletter and shared with 170,000 subscribers.

 


 

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