We're very pleased to include local architect Andrew Reeves in our 2018 and Beyond portrait series. Architecture is the cornerstone to any city's aesthetic statement and physical legacy. Andrew is leading a creative team at Linebox Studio and they are designing some of Ottawa's most exciting architectural spaces. These spaces are beautiful compliments to Ottawa's culinary, business and residential urbanscape.
Andrew has designed cool and elegant projects for clients such as Riviera Restaurant, El Camino, Fauna Restaurant, Shopify's Ottawa head quarters, as well as many other commercial and residential spaces in our city, Montreal and Toronto. We wanted to include Andrew in our series, not only because of his passionate leadership with Linebox, but because he leads with a quiet and kind humility.
We asked Andrew, as a creative architect, what he's most positive about as Ottawa moves forward into 2018 and beyond.
"I've always been positive about Ottawa and have always felt spoiled living here. We have world-class museums, art galleries and performance spaces, as well as incredible festivals and enviable proximity to nature, parks and rivers. Ottawa has such a strong foundation from which to build a truly dynamic city and I believe we're well on our way.
In the past five years or so, I've noticed a real change in Ottawa where a general amazing scene is developing. There's a strong restaurant culture emerging with a true respect for food. The already strong music scene is getting stronger and there are some important infrastructure projects underway that will continue to elevate Ottawa as one of the world's best capital cities.
I love being a part of a city that is finally recognizing that it is a place! We are not a forgettable and sleepy town. We are a city where people and important businesses are choosing to stay. There is plenty happening on any given night and big projects are making big statements on a global scale.
The future is bright for Ottawa and we wouldn't choose to be anywhere else."
Thank you Andrew. We're very proud to include you in our 2018 and Beyond portrait series. You are helping to beautify Ottawa, one cool space at a time!
Please take a peek at the work that Andrew Reeves and Linebox Studio have created: www.linebox.ca