The Lotus Building featured in The Globe and Mail

(November 15, 2012) - HDR's design for the Lotus Building, an dramatic landmark dedicated to philanthropy, was featured in The Globe and Mail, Canada's largest national newspaper. The Lotus Building is the vision of philanthropist Dr. Mohan Vijay, a "Taj Mahal in Ottawa," that would ultimately donate net profits from office rentals and amenities to charities around the world. HDR Architecture assisted with the design development of the Lotus Building. Brian Kowalchuk, Global Director of Design at HDR, is quoted in the article about developing the design with Dr. Vijay and the result of their collaboration, "unprecedented in Western architecture." Construction of the building will require $200 million in donated funds; to learn more, email