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benchmarking diversity

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.
CDBI awards of excellence

Two B.C. projects win CDBI Awards of Excellence

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) has announced the winners of its 2017 Design-Build Award of Excellence. Both projects are located in B.C.
IREE certification

IREE certification for retrofits coming to Canada

CaGBC, GBCI and the Advanced Energy Centre are working together to bring the Investor Confidence Project and its IREE certification to Canada.
doulble LEED platinum

World’s first double LEED Platinum building

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world
Vancouver Centre II

Construction begins on Vancouver Centre II

Vancouver Centre II, the next phase of the Vancouver Centre complex, will be in the heart of the city's growing tech hub.
IDBC excellence

IDIBC celebrates design excellence

The Interior Designers Institute of B.C. (IDIBC) held its annual Awards of Excellence event on Sept 29th in downtown Vancouver.
Community Recognition Award

B.C. Community Recognition Awards announced

Six local governments in B.C. were recognized for their leadership in the use of wood in community projects, both architecturally and structurally.
Air Canada YVR lounge

Air Canada unveils YVR lounge makeover

Air Canada has unveiled its new Vancouver International Maple Leaf Lounge following an 18-month complete makeover and expansion.

CaGBC report recommends national retrofit strategy

A CaGBC report suggests provincially-specific retrofit pathways that include recommissioning, deep retrofits, renewable energy and fuel switching actions.

Vancouver’s first commercial condo for luxury autos

Hungerford Properties is launching Trove, Vancouver’s first luxury automotive condominiums in a purpose-built, two storey building.
University of Guelph

University of Guelph receives Legacy Project Award

The University of Guelph is the recipient of the CSLA Legacy Project Award (2017) for the creation and implementation of its original 1965 master plan.
Emily Carr

Emily Carr University opens new campus

Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver has opened its new 290,000 square foot campus, designed by Diamond Schmitt.
Arno matis radical innovation award

Arno Matis a finalist for Radical Innovation Award

Arno Matis Architecture’s Vertical Micro-Climate Resort (VMR) concept has been named one of three finalists in the Radical Innovation Design competition.
PFS Studio

PFS Studio wins AAP 2017 Firm of the Year

The American Architecture Prize (AAP) for 2017 Firm of the Year has been awarded to PFS Studio in the category of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design.
iconic 57 storey tower

Iconic 57-storey Vancouver tower approved

A new 57-storey tower in West End Vancouver has been approved by city council. The project, a partnership between the First Baptist Church and developer Westbank, consists of a residential tower and redevelopment of the 107-year-old church.
Tim McGinn ASHRAE director at large

Tim McGinn named ASHRAE director at large

Tim McGinn, principal at Dialog in Calgary, has been named director-at-large with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for 2017-7018.
AIBC exhibit Bing Thom

AIBC exhibit pays tribute to architect Bing Thom

AIBC's Architecture Centre Gallery is hosting ‘Building Beyond Buildings’, an exhibit that pays tribute to the work of Bing Thom