Design

digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
envisioning tools

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
high-density occupancies

Getting cozy with high-density occupancies

Accessibility, ventilation, noise mitigation and privacy have become key design concerns as office floor plans are configured, or reconfigured, to accommodate more people than past workspace norms.
carbon neutral

Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
hotel-inspired-bathroom-designs

Hotel inspired residential bathroom designs

Bathrooms have been elevated over the years from simply utilitarian rooms to highly stylized spaces that not only evoke personal taste but customized lavishness.  Whether
MCM-Interiors-Pan-Pacific

MCM Interiors transforms iconic Vancouver hotel

MCM Interiors Ltd. was commissioned to re-design the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver’s Pacific Club Guestrooms. Phase 3 of this lengthy hotel guestroom renovation project included
alternative-project-delivery

Key factors to consider in APD project pursuits

Alternative project delivery (APD) projects can take many forms, ranging from design-build (DB) to full public-private-partnership (P3), and are becoming more common for large, public
ergonomic

Ergonomic considerations for the design stage

When designing a workplace, it’s important to consider all aspects of ergonomics, productivity and accessibility.
KPMG Vaughan

KPMG looks to clients in locating Vaughan office

When KPMG selected its new location, proximity to clients factored prominently, leading the growing professional services firm to set up shop in Vaughan.
Coast Capital Savings

B.C.-based credit union makes a bold move

Coast Capital Savings recently relocated to new headquarters with freshly fit out interiors that reflect its quirky culture.
the-intuitive-workplace

The intuitive workplace

In 2016, we heard about how millennials were going to change the workplace. It’s the start of 2017 and the online posts about how Gen
building information modelling

Bergeron Centre a model for fully integrated BIM

The use of building information modelling to develop the Bergeron Centre at York University earned the project a Canada BIM Council award.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
Acoustics

Good acoustics, design no longer mutually exclusive

the building community is becoming more aware of the importance of acoustics at the same time that the industry is giving designers more options.
office design

Survey finds link between office design, innovation

The presentation brought together findings from Gensler’s 2016 Workplace Survey and Design Forecast 2016, which looks ahead 10 years.
kitchen-lighting-is-about-mixing-it-up

Kitchen lighting is about mixing it up

When choosing lighting for a kitchen, one of the most commonly asked questions is, “Will this fixture give off enough light?” The kitchen is an
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Best of B.C. developments honoured by UDI

The Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI) has announced the winners of the 2016 UDI Awards for Excellence. More than 700 people from the real