Tracing the evolution of Hughes Condon Marler Architects' architectural ideas through the study of eight aquatic projects on a diversity of scales.
Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA) is an internationally recognized team of 50 people with an extensive body of work focusing on socially sustainable architecture. First established in 1976 and based in Vancouver and Victoria, the firm is a collaborative practice between five principals--Roger Hughes, Darryl Condon, Karen Marler, Stuart Rothnie and Carl-Jan Rupp. Vancouver-based Trevor Boddy is a critic of contemporary architecture, and commentator on recent urbanism and city-building. His writing has been recognized both regionally and internationally. As a consulting urban designer, he has co-devised various architectural competitions and his work has been included in a number of significant exhibitions. As an architectural curator, Trevor Boddy produced the 2008 internationally exhibited Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City shown in London, Paris, and Vancouver. Foreword is provided by pools pioneer Ron Keenberg of IKOY Architects.