Twenty + Change 02

Twenty + Change 02 was launched in 2009 with an expanded reach to include emerging architecture, landscape architecture and urban design practices Canada-wide. The 'Call for Projects' generated over 100 submissions from 13 cities in 8 provinces across the country. The work submitted represented a cross-section of projects types, theoretical and built work comprised of varying scales and exploring a range of ideas. The curatorial committee, comprised of noted authors, educators and professionals, selected a group of twenty-one firms whose work addressed significant contemporary issues and opportunities.

The projects selected for the Twenty + Change 02 exhibition engage a broad range of concerns – they question how we conceive of, and occupy, our urban realm and public spaces; they posit new models for collective living while addressing urban density and renewal; they innovate in questions of sustainability and material affect; they develop new models of practice and speculate on the possibility of self-initiated commissions. Twenty + Change 02 exhibited built, in-the-works, and speculative projects which take on these challenges with varying methodologies and intensity.

The Twenty + Change 02 exhibition received national media coverage and travelled to numerous venues across Canada.

Special thanks to the dedicated group of organizers who invested an extensive amount of volunteer time to bring this project to fruition: Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard; to the designers of the Twenty + Change 01 & 02 publications: Farid Noufaily and Rufina Wu; to the webmaster: Thomas Nemeskeri; to the many volunteers: Johanna Bollozos, Vanathy Ganesharajah, Lynden Giles, Bindya Lad, Heather MacMullin.

Exhibition Venues

Selected Practices

All selections were recommended by a curatorial committee comprised of: Ian Chodikoff, Editor of Canadian Architect magazine; Joost Bakker, Principal, Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden architects + urbanistes, Vancouver; Anne Cormier, Principal, Atelier Big City, Montreal, Director, School of Architecture, Universite de Montreal; Christine Macy, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dalhousie University, Halifax; Chris Pommer, Principal, PLANT Architect Inc., Toronto.


Twenty + Change would like to thank the following sponsors who generously helped make the Twenty + Change 02 exhibition and publication possible:

Publication Sponsors

Canada Council for the Arts

The Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

The RAIC seeks to build awareness and appreciation of the contribution of architecture to the physical and cultural well-being of Canadians. Our mission is: to affirm that architecture matters; to celebrate the richness and diversity of architecture in Canada; and to support architects in achieving excellence.

Supporting Sponsors

Poole Construction Leaders

The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies working out of major offices in 27 locations across Canada, United States and the Bahamas. These companies form the largest general contracting organization in Canada and the 10th largest in the United States, with an annual construction volume approaching $5 billion.

Forbo Flooring

Forbo Flooring Systems is the world's leading manufacturer of linoleum. Made from natural, renewable raw materials, Marmoleum combines beautiful aesthetics, low cost of ownership and independently certified sustainability, offering architects, designers and facility managers a PVC-free and non-petroleum based alternative in resilient flooring. Marmoleum comes in sheet and tile.

Exhibition Print Sponsor

Astley Gilbert

Astley Gilbert Limited is the largest and most environmental Design and Construction related printer in Canada. We can meet tight deadlines to provide high-end colour brochures and rendering reproductions. The best Online Project Central Solution and On-Site Equipment Programs give us a full suite of products to meet the requirements of any size architect or firm.

Exhibition Sponsors

Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited

Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited provides structural engineering services to architects, developers and building owners. The firm aims to provide structural solutions that combine economy with creative conceptual design, based on their unique past experience.

Compass Flooring

Altro Canada (O/A Compass Flooring Ltd.) is Ontario's leading distributor of specialty commercial floor covering. We carry a full line of commercial products, inventory, accessories and samples. Our knowledgeable staff can help you with the issues you must consider during the flooring selection process. Our experience is only a phone call away. Whatever your flooring need, let Compass guide you to the right solution.

Dunleavy Cordun

Dunleavy Cordun Associates is a Canadian based firm specializing in the importing and distribution of architectural products manufactured in Europe. We assist our clients with the design of facilities incorporating our products for interior and exterior applications. We feel good design is a part of our everyday lives and also that good design is essential to society.

Fowler Bauld & Mitchell

Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd. is a 20 person architectural firm which has been in continuous practice since 1917. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the focus of the practice is primarily in Atlantic Canada, however, FBM has also designed significant buildings in British Columbia, the Caribbean and the USA, and currently has projects underway in New Brunswick, Alberta and Ontario.

Ridley Windows

Ridley Windows & Doors Inc. has been a purveyor of high-quality wood windows, doors and architectural products for residential, commercial and institutional projects in southern Ontario and western Quebec since 1985. We take pleasure from working with discerning architects, contractors and home owners who appreciate the quality of product, attention to detail and after installation service that we offer to our customers.

Velux Canada Inc.

VELUX is a global company founded on a vision of daylight, fresh air, and quality of life and is the world's largest manufacturer of Skylights and Sun Tunnel Skylights® . Our innovative and quality products are the choice of professional builders, renovators, and architects making VELUX one of the most trusted brands in the building industry. For more information contact VELUX Canada at 1-800-88-VELUX or visit our website at

Manitoba Association of Architects

Established in 1914, the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) is a self-governing professional association charged under The Architects Act with the registration of architects and with the regulation of the practice of architecture in the Province of Manitoba. The Association regulates the practice of architecture for the protection of the public and the administration of the profession.

Nova Scotia Association of Architects

The Nova Scotia Association of Architects is a professional organization formed to administer and direct the practice of architecture in the Province of Nova Scotia. This is achieved through keeping a register of architects licensed to practice, conducting regular administration and technical meetings, administering NCARB examinations with an optional Canadian examination for potential members, maintaining complaints and disciplinary committees to receive and process complaints, and assisting various governmental bodies in draughting legislation as it might affect architects, their clients, or the public.

Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) is an independent, professional self-regulatory body. Its role is to maintain public confidence by upholding excellence and competence in the architectural community. To this end, the AIBC ensures that only those who have met its stringent requirements in education, experience, examination, and professional development are entitled to its rights and privileges. Additionally, the AIBC maintains diverse programs to advance public awareness and appreciation for the architectural profession.

Festival of Architecture

The Festival of Architecture and Design held during the month of May celebrates the design and the designers of Toronto.

Waterloo Architecture

Gifts In-kind

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is a unique urban hotel providing both travelers and Torontonians with a truly authentic experience of the local creative culture.


Barzelle Designs is a Canadian company that partners with customers for the purpose of developing, designing, manufacturing and distributing innovative products.