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AIBC Awards submissions

Call for 2019 Architectural Awards submissions

The call for submissions for the 2019 Architectural Awards Program is now open. The Architecture Foundation of B.C. will be hosting the awards program.
RAIC awards

RAIC names 2019 Awards of Excellence winners

Eight projects and individuals are receiving 2019 RAIC Awards of Excellence. The awards will be presented at the RAIC Festival of Architecture in Toronto.

Capilano University reveals new satellite campus

Capilano University has announced plans to open a new satellite campus in the North Vancouver community of Lower Lonsdale this September.
AIBC AFBC agreement

AIBC and AFBC sign Memorandum of Agreement

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and the Architecture Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement.
Surrey playground jumpstart

New accessible playground will be Surrey’s largest

A universally accessible playground in Unwin Park in the City of Surrey is set to start construction this summer. It will be the largest in the city.
Oberlander member

Oberlander named Distinguished Member

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander has become the first Canadian to be named as a Distinguished Member of the International Honor Society of Landscape Architecture.
SFU energy

SFU opens new sustainable energy building

The $126 million Simon Fraser University (SFU) Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Program (SE3P) building was officially opened this April.
cascadia fiberglass framed

Cascadia launches fiberglass framed window wall

Cascadia Windows & Doors has launched the world’s first fiberglass-framed window wall system called the Universal Series Window Wall.

Diamond Schmitt wins SCUP Excellence award

Diamond Schmitt Architects wins a SCUP Excellence in Architecture Award for Lazaridis Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.
U.S. tile manufacturers

U.S. tile manufacturers bemoan Chinese imports

A modest increase in U.S. ceramic tile exports last year, largely going to Canada, did little to make up for the loss of market share at home.

B.C. commits to using wood in major projects

Two major B.C. projects will be required to use engineered wood as the provincial government moves to help revive the forest industry.

Davpart unveils plans to transform historic Toronto landmark

The former Maclean Publishing Company/Maclean-Hunter Building is believed to be North America's tallest architectural heritage retention development.
CSLA College of Fellows

CSLA College of Fellows to induct new members

The CSLA College of Fellows will welcome nine new members during the CSLA Congress to be held May 7-8, 2019, in Vancouver.
honorary fellows

Five architects named 2019 RAIC Honorary Fellows

Five architects have been named as Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honorary Fellows, which recognizes extraordinary achievement.
OAA Kurtin

Kathleen Kurtin named OAA president

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the election of Kathleen Kurtin, OAA, MRAIC, to serve as OAA president for a one-year term.
CSLA landscape architecture

CSLA honours landscape architecture excellence

Canadian landscape architecture excellence was honoured with the CSLA announcing the winners of its 2019 Awards of Excellence.
Langley mass timber Legacy

Langley’s first mass timber development set to rise

Langley, British Columbia is set to become the home of the Fraser Valley’s first ever residential mass timber development - Legacy on Park Avenue.