Industry News


Design competition opens for new Halifax art gallery

Architectural teams from around the world are invited to participate in a design competition for a brand new art gallery on Halifax’s waterfront.
remote working

Remote working a growing perk in Canadian offices

Less than half of companies in Canada provide work-from-anywhere options for their employees, according to a new survey .
Halifax Standfield

Halifax Stanfield prioritizes accessibility

Halifax Stanfield International Airport has attained a Certified Gold rating through Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, making it Nova Scotia's first Certified Gold facility.
Biosciences UBC

Revitalized Biosciences Complex opens at UBC

Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects with HDR Inc, the second phase of the Undergraduate Biosciences Complex at UBC has opened.
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Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.
BOMI Education Canada

New BOMI entity promises seamless transition

BOMI Education Canada is the newly launched delivery agent for training and designations for commercial property professionals, assuming the role the Building Owners and Managers Institute of Canada previously fulfilled.
innovation zone

Ryerson Innovation Zone to open in Brampton

Ryerson University is building an innovation zone in downtown Brampton, a set of spaces where people come together to brainstorm and create start-ups
urban park

New Vancouver urban park breaks ground

The Smithe & Richards urban park in Vancouver will break ground in January 2020. Designed by Dialog, it features a public plaza, cafe, and raised walkways.
casual workers

Study finds how employers can retain casual workers

Employers who help casual workers find meaning on the job may have an easier time retaining them, according to a new University of Waterloo study.
better country

Building on the desire for a better country

The buildings and design sectors are again represented in the newest slate of members of the Order of Canada, which includes a developer, a planner and an architectural glass artist.

U of T unveils plans for new graduate residence

The University of Toronto (U of T) has unveiled plans for a 10-storey residence building that would provide housing for more than 200 graduate students.
campus sustainability

Canadian universities rank high for sustainability

Canadian universities are celebrating their recent standings in the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, which measure campus sustainability.

USask scientists find potential toxicity of LCDs

A team of toxicologists at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered that chemicals used in smartphone and computer displays are potentially toxic.

Construction of unique childcare centres underway

Construction is underway for two childcare centres in Vancouver on the rooftops of Gastown parkades, which will provide 74 much-needed childcare spaces.
Hudson Hotel

New York’s Hudson Hotel brand coming to Toronto

Toronto will be welcoming its very own Hudson Hotel, already a familiar brand for New York City tourists and locals.
rainwater harvesting

Code recognition urged for rainwater harvesting

Expressly stated requirements for rainwater harvesting should simplify protocol for attaining permits and would align with the National Plumbing Code's water efficiency objective.
Howe Sound Studios

City of Vancouver opens artist studios downtown

Howe Sound Studios, a 10,800-square-foot artist production facility, located in downtown Vancouver is now open.