Ottawa Architects 150 is a project to document 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. After
that date no more information on firms can be accepted.
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
You can also find many of the photographs on Flickr. Search for “Ottawa
Architects 150” or try this link:
There is also a Facebook page for the project that can be found at:
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.