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2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards

March 26, 2018 Halifax Regional Municipality has awarded DSRA Architecture with an Award of Excellence as part of the 2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards for our work on the Emera Oval Pavillion.  Our team will join Principal Peter Connell on May 4th at the awards presentation at the Paul O'Regan Hall at the Halifax Central Library, as he accepts this award.  Congratulations to our entire design team at DSRA for their hard work on this project.   -- Urban Design Awards Urban design plays an important role in enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Halifax... Continue Reading

The Oval Pavilion, One Year Later

Making a place The Halifax Common, at its most very mundane, is the site of recreation with a small "r" - the runner who trains for the Bluenose in the wee hours of the morning, the cyclist that passes through on her commute to work, the recreational softball league, Sunday-morning cricket, that game called Spikeball that brings people together. At this most basic mode, it is extremely well-used and well-loved. This everydayness is punctuated in time with monumental events, such as the 1983 royal visit of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales; the 1984 Papal visit; the 2006 Rolling... Continue Reading


“This is my one of my favourite shots - that apex, the sky, the flag, the road, the subtle tones on the cladding.” – Julian Parkinson, photographer.

Capturing Cape Breton in the fall

Architectural photographer Julian Parkinson embarked on a mission to capture the Ingonish Civic Building in the fall of 2016. His experience was the convergence of pure form, idyllic landscape, and perfect weather conditions. "My job as an architectural photographer is usually less than straightforward, so when I have an incredible building, an incredible backdrop and incredible weather conditions - that’s definitely a rare moment." Designed as a prototype for facilities in small communities throughout Atlantic Canada, the Ingonish Civic Building replaces the oldest Royal Canadian... Continue Reading

Power Cottage

Power Cottage Restoration, Recipient of a 2016 Lieutenant Governor's Design Award in Architecture.

Conservation Architect Graeme Duffus joins DSRA Architecture

Graeme Duffus, principal of G.F. Duffus and Associates, has joined DSRA Architecture as Principal and Director of Building Conservation. Graeme and his team have combined forces with DSRA to form the largest dedicated Building Conservation Group in Atlantic Canada. The group is composed of conservation architects, engineers, and technicians dedicated to the stabilization and preservation of aging buildings, including designated heritage structures. This merger broadens DSRA’s service offering to its many public and private clients, as well as strengthens and expands the practice of building... Continue Reading