top of page


The Plan Magazine, May 2023

Patkau Architects was invited to write an editorial for The Plan Magazine. The article focuses on how some of the most important aspects of architecture evade mediation, and how special attention to differentiation can lead to a more meaningful built environment.

Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity

Figure 1 Publishing, 2021

Patkau Architects is featured in a new publication, Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity, by Leslie Jen. The book celebrates Canada’s most accomplished architectural firms, whose work enhances cities and landscapes across Canada’s geographically varied expanse. Inside, the book provides detailed looks at the Audain Art Museum, and Tula House, both recipients of numerous national and international awards. The Audain Art Museum is featured on the cover.

GA Document International 157

GA, June 2021

Academic Wood Tower featured in GA Document International 157

GA Document International 147

GA, June 2018

Thunder Bay Art Gallery featured in GA Document International 147

Material Operations

Princeton Architectural Press, 2017

A compendium of our research conducted between 2010 & 2016 published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2017

GA Document 143

GA, August 2017

Audain Art Museum featured in GA Document 143. With original photography by: Yoshio Futagawa

Simple Forms of Construction

Detail Magazine, 2014

Onefold featured in Detal—German Version, 2014 Vol. 12, Simple Forms of Construction.

Primordial Pleasure

Detail Magazine, 2011

Winnipeg Skating Shelters Featured in Detail—German Version, 2011 vol. 10, Fifty Year Anniversary Edition.

Patkau Architects

The Monaecelli Press, 2008

This comprehensive monograph includes cultural and institutional projects, such as the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, the National Library of Quebec in Montreal, and a major addition to the Winnipeg Centennial Library; schools, notably the Seabird Island School and the Strawberry Vale School; and a series of residences, including the Shaw house, with a dramatic elevated lap pool, and the inventive Petite Maison du Weekend (Small Weekend House), a prototype for a self-sufficient holiday house for two

Radical Tectonics

Thames and Hudson, 2001

As a tendency toward formalism returns to architecture, a number of practitioners are investigating the outer limits of tectonic expression. Vanguard architects are extending the boundaries of conventional construction to respond specifically to programmatic and site requirements. This book presents four practices whose buildings push poetic construction to new extremes: Enric Miralles (Barcelona), Gunter Behnisch (Stuttgart), Mecanoo (Delft), and Patkau Architects (Vancouver).

Patkau Architects

Gustavo Gili, 1997

Numerous examples of this Canadian team’s award-winning work are showcased in this volume (1983-1994). The book opens with a wide-ranging consideration of this team’s work. Formed in Vancouver in 1984 by John and Patricia Patkau and Michael Cunningham, this firm has won many design awards and represented Canada in the 1996 Venice Biennale. Their professional activities include lecturing at North American and European universities.

Patkau Architects: Selected Projects 1983-1993

TUNS Press, 1994

Ten projects from the firm whose poetic creativity is at the forefront of contemporary Canadian architecture.


bottom of page