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Recognize architecture and design in Ontario’s first Culture Strategy

Is architecture culture? We think so. Yet the draft of Ontario’s first Culture Strategy fails to integrate architecture or design more generally into the vision for culture in this province. The vision is summarized as follows: An Ontario where every person has the opportunity for creative expression and cultural participation, and where the diversity of our stories […]

UWaterloo CanBuild

The University of Waterloo’s annual campus-wide food drive, UWaterloo CanBuild, recently collected over 6,000 food items to support the Feds Food Bank and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. More than just a typical food drive, UWaterloo CanBuild strives to raise awareness of hunger and the need for food, both our on campus and in the community. By […]

Happy Holidays from Masri O Architects

Masri O Architects wishes you an uplifting year ahead! Happy Holidays to all our clients and consultants and all the best in the New Year – we hope to continue many great collaborations in 2016. Our office will close for the holidays on Friday, December 25, 2015 (inclusive) and reopen on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Thesis: Urban Design and Development of a Public Space at the City of Kitchener’s Intermodal Transit Hub

Congratulations to Tahoora Alimohammadi, a Mitacs researcher at Masri O Architects, who has successfully defended her Master of Architecture thesis entitled “Urban Design and Development of a Public Space at the City of Kitchener’s Intermodal Transit Hub.” Tahoora’s research at MORe and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture has focused on sustainable and people-oriented strategies […]

C New Critics Competition

Magdalena Milosz, intern architect at MORe, recently won the C New Critics Competition. This annual contest is “designed to help develop and promote the work of emerging art critics.” Her winning text was a review of Shirin Neshat’s video installation, Soliloquy, on view at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery this past winter. It was published in issue 127 of C Magazine, with the theme of “poetry.”

Masri O Open House Success

The MORe team couldn’t be more happy with the turn out of the Open House on June 25th. It was a great opportunity to connect with our consultants, clients, and friends, and re-ignite these important relationships that bring our business to a personal level. Thank you everybody for joining us to celebrate summer at our new home at […]

The University of Waterloo New Residence Ground Breaking

The University of Waterloo officially broke ground on the New Residence project at UW Place on Tuesday afternoon. Speakers in the outdoor ceremony included UW Director of Housing Glen Weppler, who emphasized that the new residence will not only be a place for students to live, but a place for student life, including academic, social, […]

Masri O Open House June 25, 2015

We are excited to show you our new office. Stop by on June 25, 2015 between 4 and 7 pm for a tasty treat and a warm reception at our new office. RSVP to reception@masrio.ca by June 19. Hope to see you soon!

Construction under way at Sage V!

The long awaited construction is in full swing at Sage V. We’ll keep posting the images of the progress and updates on cornerstones of this exciting project. See the final design of Sage V in our portfolio.

IVY Towns Construction Start

Demolition of the existing single family homes is underway to make room for the new IVY Towns, a new 68-unit townhouse development by IN8 Developments, at 253 Albert Street in Waterloo. Demolition started this morning with the first house being knocked down to the ground before lunch. Have a look at the design of these impressive townhouses in […]