Restoration & Renovation

toxic chemicals

What toxic chemicals are lurking in our buildings?

In the age of COVID, it's also important to consider how chemical exposures influence our ability to fight disease.
Edmonton Public Library

New chapter for Edmonton Public Library

The Edmonton Public Library recently revamped its flagship branch: the Stanley A. Milner Library.
Royal Bank Plaza

Innovative workspaces reinvent Royal Bank Plaza

The Royal Bank Plaza is now looking to entice a new generation of tenants—small- to medium-sized tech companies.
campuses

How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.
embodied carbon

An embodied carbon primer for facility managers

Facility management affects a significant component of total lifetime embodied carbon.
residential healthcare

Designing for wellbeing in residential healthcare

One area where cohesive design is becoming increasingly important is residential healthcare, which encompasses memory care and mental health.
social spaces

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?
reopening the workplace

Reopening the workplace amid COVID-19 fears

Collaborative spaces will take on new importance as flexibility remains a key factor moving forward when reinventing and reopening the workplace.
WELL

CBRE a pioneer of WELL standard adoption

It has been almost 25 years since CBRE expanded to Alberta’s capital. Known as Coldwell Banker Commercial at the time (as it was prior to
office space

Hamilton office space luring global tech firms

Brick-and-beam buildings in Hamilton are transforming into modern office space for tech firms looking to employ a growing talent pool.
Westinghouse HQ

Westinghouse HQ gets new lease on life

The Westinghouse HQ building has been re-envisioned for a new age to become a hub for commercial and cultural activities.
Alberta high schools

Lessons for upgrading older schools

When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.
wellbeing

Gen Z wellbeing suffering in Canadian offices

Canadian employers in the corporate office sector are not doing enough to support wellbeing among young people entering the workforce.
Massey Hall

Massey Hall burnished for new generations

Panellists expressed a sense of pride and responsibility about making an imprint on a building that is both a civic landmark and embedded in Canada's cultural psyche.
Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons’ new HQ champions sustainability

Inside Tim Hortons’ move to a new sustainable head office in downtown Toronto that embraces the company’s Canadiana roots.
expansion

Building capacity for care in Medicine Hat

A 245,000-square-foot expansion will help ensure the residents served by Medicine Hat Regional Hospital can access treatment close to home.
Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada HQ gets energy-saving revamp

An invisible second skin was a core component of the energy-saving, heritage-sensitive intervention at the Bank of Canada complex.