Winter architectural photography presents its only special challenges, the available daylight hours are fewer, the sun is much lower in the sky and there's a distinct absence of greenery. Their are advantage to it though, for instance this point of view in summer would be quite different as the trees in the centre of the shot would be blocking a fair bit of the building. The thin band of snow on the ground hardly factors into the over all photograph at all - in fact, it looks quite nice I think. This is the PAW Centre at the University of Alberta.
The new Physical Activity and Wellness Centre (PAW Centre) recently opened at the University of Alberta. It's much larger than it looks as it extends back a good distance and connects several pre-existing buildings. The large conical structure on the right houses a climbing centre and the main fitness area is on two levels behind the solar panels in the centre of the photo.
Leaves frozen in the melting snow make for nice photos. I usually have to hurry to get a photo like this because when my dog Banjo sees me showing interest in something he likes to assist in the investigation and stomps all over the subject.