What we do:
From our base in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Boreas Architecture & Civic Design works with clients in many North American jurisdictions; directly or by affiliation with allied professionals. We offer a wealth of personal experience.
Our project types include historic restoration; modular construction; building assessments, sustainability, facilities management and programming.
Our market sectors include transit, healthcare, k-12 education and hospitality.
Our clients are facility owners, both corporate and institutional
Public speaking, public relations and strategic planning services are offered through Boreas Presentations.
Who we are:
A native Calgarian from a third generation railway family; during high school, he worked for various architects to organize drawing files. From that, he knows many historic buildings in Alberta personally. A graduate of the Montana State University School of Architecture, he was elected nationally to be the Vice President / Secretary / Treasurer of the American Institute of Architecture Students, taking a year away from studies to live and work at the American Institute of Architects headquarters in Washington, DC. He logged 130,000 km across the United States to gauge the needs of architecture students; to develop and to implement national programs to support them.
A well known public speaker and author internationally, Darrel Babuk has delivered presentations on many topics to professional organizations such as the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; to academic organizations such as the University of Manitoba, Ryerson University and the Society of Architectural Historians; to community organizations such as the Chicago Architectural Foundation and the Racquet Club of Chicago; and to various radio, television and newspaper media in Canada, the United States and Europe. A publication of his that described the architectural history of Oak Park, Illinois became the top selling item at the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s Bookstore.
Active in the community and profession, Darrel Babuk has chaired the Government Affairs Committee at AIA Chicago, organized events for charitable organizations, and chaired “Canadian Architecture in Chicago Week” for which he was awarded the RAIC’s Certificate of Merit.