Industry News

Best Restroom

2018 Canada’s Best Restroom finalists announced

Cintas has announced the five finalists for its 2018 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. The public are invited to vote for their favourite until Aug. 17.
community wellbeing

Report defines framework for community wellbeing

A new report by design firm Dialog and The Conference Board of Canada identifies a framework to understand design impacts on community wellbeing.
HCMA design team

HCMA Architecture expands leadership team

HCMA Architecture + Design has announced an addition and three promotions to its expanding team in Vancouver and Victoria.

Banff’s iconic Mount Royal Hotel reopens

The Mount Royal Hotel, located in the heart of Banff, officially reopened its doors on July 1 to welcome guests back to the historic property.
rooftop park

Vancouver approves nine-acre rooftop park

The Vancouver Park Board has approved the concept plan for a new nine-acre public park, which will be the first of its kind in Vancouver.
Clayton Community centre Surrey

Clayton Community Centre breaks ground in Surrey

The new Clayton Community Centre in Surrey has broken ground, and is on track to become the first of its kind in North America.
Granville Island

Granville Island issues call for ideas

CMHC-Granville Island has issued a "call for ideas" for the redevelopment of the former Emily Carr University of Art and Design north building.
CN Tower

CN Tower unveils its most extensive renovation

Toronto’s CN Tower has unveiled a $16 million renovation that has transformed the iconic landmark’s 14,000-square-foot main observation level.
IDS Vancouver Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid headlines IDS Vancouver

Karim Rashid, famed industrial designer and prolific visionary, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Interior Design Show Vancouver (IDS Vancouver).

Cascadia Windows wins CaGBC Product of the Year

Cascadia Windows is the winner of the 2018 CaGBC Green Building Product of the Year Award for their Universal Series product line.
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Edmonton testing electric autonomous vehicles

Electric autonomous vehicles have the capacity to be a game changer in the field of transportation, and the City of Edmonton is planning a pilot project.

Renderings of The Onyx in Vancouver unveiled

The Onyx by Rize Alliance is located at the heart of Vancouver’s Terminal District, featuring 20,000 square foot floor plates over 13 storeys.
national urban design

Submissions call for National Urban Design Awards

Submissions for the 2018 National Urban Design Awards are now being accepted. The biennial Canadian awards program showcases excellence in urban design.
Diamond Schmitt

Diamond Schmitt names new principals, associates

Diamond Schmitt Architects has appointed new principals, associates and a director, thereby expanding its ownership, design and management teams.

Surrey approves 10-year parks strategic plan

Surrey City Council has approved a 10-year Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Strategic Plan, outlining the future development or expansion of 45 parks.
IESBC Vision Awards

IESBC 2018 Vision Awards winners

UBC Museum of Anthropology and Emily Carr University of Arts and Design were top winners at the IESBC 2018 Vision Awards.
M2 Calgary

M2 mixed-use project in Calgary breaks ground

The M2 building in Calgary’s East Village has broken ground. The mixed-use project is designed by nARCHITECTS in collaboration with Riddell Kurczaba.