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Sanaz Shirshekar for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 9

May 04 2021

Devine Architecture 

by James Mullinger

James Mullinger interviews Ontario-born, Quebec-trained and New York-career architect Sanaz Shirshekar on moving to New Brunswick and doing her most personal work to date. 

The Petitcodiac Baptist congregation has been a vital and vibrant part of this southern New Brunswick, Westmorland County community for 182 years. Built in 1879, its church building was a majestic example of Gothic Revival architecture. Originally built on Renfrew Street, it was relocated to the corner of Old Post Road and Renfrew Street in 1910, where it served as the very heart of congregational life for the people of this tight-knit community. Pastor David Woodworth, at the helm since July 2011, welcomed over 200 people to the Sunday-morning worship services. Even more people used the space for workshops, family gatherings, parties, classes and other vital activities. 

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The Rise of Nine Yards Studio for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

December 03 2019

The Rise of Nine Yards Studio

How and Why an Award-winning Prince Edward Island Design Firm Offers More than Architecture

Nine Yards Studio recently received the Emerging Architectural Practice Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, which recognizes the achievements of burgeoning practices—for the quality of their built work, service to their clients, innovations in practice and public recognition.

[EDIT]’s Senior Editor, Jennifer Wood, met with Nine Yards partners, Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray, to learn more about their rapid growth, some of their award-winning projects, the firm’s unique and fun collaborative process, and their commitment to finding and nurturing the very best talent.

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ARThitecture for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 11

December 03 2019

ARThitecture

Globally Renowned. Nationally Respected. Locally Underestimated.

But Brian MacKay-Lyons wouldn’t have it any other way.

[EDIT]’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger finds out why one of Canada’s greatest architects is still taking risks after more than 30 years at the top of his game. 

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Nicholas Fudge for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 6

September 06 2018

The Rebirth of Prefab

by James Mullinger

Along with many like-minded Atlantic Canadians, I chose to vacation close to home last summer. It seemed churlish not to on the 150th anniversary of this great country. While on a road trip researching an assignment on Nova Scotia for England’s The Guardian newspaper, I found myself at the Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and Grill. For those in the know it has been a staple of summer (or indeed winter) road trips for decades. But recently expanded by Nicholas Fudge Architects, the Quarterdeck’s true splendour hits and wows you from the second you lay eyes on it.

The Quarterdeck has been here a long time. And Nicholas Fudge is a relatively new architect. Not only do his unique eye and vision create properties — both residential and commercial — unlike any you’ve seen before, but most are prefab, designed and marketed through his company, East Coast Modern, and constructed by Lloyoll Built in their factory on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, and transported to the project site. His name is already synonymous with supermodern, luxurious buildings with a nod to their history. On more than one occasion we have heard colleagues describe properties as being “like Nicholas Fudge.” Fudge obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University and his Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University. Before starting his own practice in 2013 he worked for Behnisch Architekten in Los Angeles and world-famous MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Halifax.

The Maritime Edit’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger met with Fudge to learn more.

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Omar Gandhi for EDIT magazine, Volume 2

September 01 2017

Genius Loci

by James Mullinger 

An exclusive interview with renowned architect Omar Gandhi.

Brampton-born, Halifax-based architect Omar Gandhi was described as “Canada’s next top architect” by The Globe and Mail in 2016. Not two years later it’s time to drop the “next.” His unique vision and far-reaching insight and creativity have led to some of the most blisteringly stunning developments in North America, both commercial and private.

Gandhi, the recipient of the 2014 Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome, was one of Wallpaper* magazine’s 2014 top 20 young architects in the world. He was also named as one of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices of 2016 and one of Monocle magazine’s 20 most influential Canadians. He met with The Maritime Edit’s Editor-in-Chief James Mullinger to talk about his life and work.

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