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Recognition for The Audain Art Museum


We are glad and grateful to announce that the Audain Art Museum continues to gather recognition. In addition to last year’s Canadian Wood Council Design Award, Azure AZ Award, and […]

Big River Landscape


We are happy to announce the winning concept for a two-stage international design competition to redevelop Nepean Point – a spectacular promontory and lookout at the symbolic heart of the […]

Polygon Gallery Opens


Patkau Architects is proud to announce that on November 18th 2017, the ribbon was cut at Polygon Gallery. Situated on the quay at the bottom of Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver, […]

Cut/Drawn Opens


John Patkau’s sculptural  debut is under way at Gallery Jones in Vancouver, British Columbia. The steel sculptures are paired with sculptor Markus Shaller’s new work in aluminum, Space Garden.   […]

Trail’s End House Breaks Ground


Trail’s End house has broken ground! The site, in Whistler, British Columbia, is a steeply sloped 57,935 sqft wooded lot, adjacent to the slopes of the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. […]

Capilano Library Breaks Ground


We are happy to announce that construction of Capilano Library in Edmonton, Alberta is under way. Video provided by PCL Construction   The Library occupies a narrow strip of land […]

Victoria & Albert Museum


We are honored to announce that the Winnipeg Skating Shelters were featured in the exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Closed: […]

Lifetime Achievement Award


We are very pleased to announce that John and Patricia have received from their alma mater, University of Manitoba, the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Temple of Light Prefabrication


Prefabrication for the Yasodhara Ashram Temple of Light is underway. The design uses a unique modular construction system to express complex curvature with conventional engineered lumber.   A 3D printed […]

Making Difference


Blogs are not new, but blogging is new to us. We intend to explore this medium as a way to share some of the experience that we have in practicing […]