VISION
OF VALUE

This Vision of Value provides a principle-based framework for understanding the cultural significance of the built environment. It is a basis for elevating architectural excellence by valuing people, place,prosperity and potential, and for challenging and expanding conventional design practices.

This Vision of Value is organized into four broad themes, forming the
structure for our discussion about architecture in Canada.

PLACE
PEOPLE
PROSPERITY
POTENTIAL

ARCHITECTURE + PLACE

Architecture’s impact on collective identity and cultural vitality

  • Cultural Heritage and Vitality
  • Context and Scale
  • Forging Community
  • Land and Resources

ARCHITECTURE + PEOPLE

Architecture’s impact on individual and collective well-being

  • Health and Happiness
  • Dignity and Social Justice
  • Memory and Meaning
  • Engagement, Empowerment and Reconciliation

ARCHITECTURE + PROSPERITY

Architecture’s impact on cities and society, sustainability and resiliency

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Economic Development
  • Sustainable Urbanism
  • Adaptation

ARCHITECTURE + POTENTIAL

Architecture’s impact on the world and the future

  • Architecture as a Creative Industry
  • Research and Innovation
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Education and the Future of Architecture