The Canadian Museum of Architecture seeks to explore the nature of architecture – how it comes about, its relevance and its role in forming the places where we spend our lives.

Architectural concepts date back to prehistory and the discipline’s exponential evolution has created a rich history. Developments in engineering, materials science, information technology and climate change present new challenges to architects.

Uniquely combining technology with art, architecture draws on many sources of knowledge, from the chemistry of concrete to the aesthetics of design. It responds to societal needs and, in turn, architecture is a factor in shaping society.

Though most of our daily existence is spent in a built environment, little thought is generally given to the architecture that surrounds us. The Canadian Museum of Architecture examines its evolution, current status and future opportunities.