Planet Bowl Hosts the PanAm Games in Mississauga
Howard designed Planet Bowl in 1995/96 while working at the offices of Patrick T. Y. Chan Architect. This is his second building completed in his career, and from this project he gained the ability to work from the initial consultation with the client, through to working drawings and then to contract administration for this project. Howard named this project Planet Bowl, and gave the interiors and exterior a futuristic feel.
Working with Del Terrelonge of Terrelonge Design
(now rhed-22, one of Canada’s most prominent graphic designers) on the graphics and signage was also a rewarding experience.
Yes, 20 years of wear and tear were evident on this building, but the buildings strengths were still evident. Howard recalls that Feng Shui played an important part in the design of this project; from a two-storey perfect square floating inside the oval corrugated metal form, to the angle of the entry and figure 8 fountain with its water directed to an exact angle to ensure greatest success for the business. Its transformation to host the PanAm Games this summer has given the building yet another layer in its 20-year history.