Design

design

Design casts Stereo D’s new facility in low light

At a time when organizations are pushing meeting rooms and private offices into the middles of floor plates, Stereo D Canada has done just the
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The emerging talent of architect D’Arcy Jones

Vancouver architect D'arcy Jones and his nine-person firm focus on thoughtful and well executed modern designs that are receiving award winning attention.
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Power of landscape architecture

Landscape design is frequently overlooked in projects but it is fundamental for creating a sense of place and discerning the spirit of the land.
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B.C. steps towards net zero

Net zero has long been used to describe the highest performing buildings – an objective in the building industry to reduce its environmental footprint.
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Albion Library first with trans-friendly signage

The new Albion Library, opened earlier this summer, is the first of Toronto’s 102 branches to introduce gender-neutral washrooms.
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Task chair retains throne as a staple of the office

To select the right office chair for an organization, consider price, user testing, and aesthetics.
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Creating great community facilities

Municipalities constantly face the challenge of delivering high quality services to their communities. The delivery of many of these services requires state-of-the-art facilities such as
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Trends in high-pressure laminate surfacing

High-pressure laminate is a practical yet stylish surfacing material, and new breakthroughs in resin technology add functional features.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.