Industry News

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.
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B.C. first to allow 12-storey mass timber builds

B.C. will be first in Canada to allow 12-storey mass timber buildings. The current building code allows only six-storey mass timber buildings.
VEC

VEC forecasts $3.3B demand for greener buildings

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) has launched the Green Building Market Forecast. The report identifies a $3.3 billion market opportunity.
wood innovation

B.C. honours wood innovation and design

Inspired architecture and innovative structural engineering was honoured at the 15th annual 2019 Wood Design Awards in BC.
St Andrews Wesley United Church

Restoration of St Andrews Wesley United Church begins

St Andrews Wesley United Church, one of Vancouver’s most prominent landmark churches, will undergo a major seismic upgrade and heritage restoration.
Vancity

Vancity receives top gold accessibility rating

Vancity has become the first financial institution in Canada to receive the ‘Accessibility Certified Gold' rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation program.
ASID

ASID releases 2019 interior design report

The ASID annual report provides an extensive summary of the design industry and profession with insight on economic trends, market research, and the future.
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Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
RAIC international prize

Call for RAIC International Prize submissions

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is inviting submissions for the 2019 edition of the RAIC International Prize.
architecture

Canada invests in Canadian Centre for Architecture

The Government of Canada is providing more than $1.2 million in funding for the Canadian Centre for Architecture through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
St Paul's hospital

St. Paul’s Hospital given green light in Vancouver

The new St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver has been given the green light. It is expected to open in 2026 and will be located at 1002 Station St.
Okanagan College

Okanagan College building certified LEED Platinum

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recently awarded Okanagan College its second LEED Platinum certification for its new trades building in Kelowna.
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Canada ranked second for LEED certified projects

The Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list recognizes markets outside of the U.S. that use LEED's green building program, created by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Nova Scotia Province House

Nova Scotia Province House marks bicentennial

The sandstone Palladian-Georgian structure is Canada's oldest legislative building, originally housing Nova Scotia's colonial government prior to Confederation.
CWC wood excellence

CWC recognizes excellence in wood architecture

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) has announced the 2018 Wood Design & Building Award winners. Submissions to the awards program were thoughtful in design.
better buildings

Better Buildings BC finalists selected

Fifteen building projects have been selected in the design incentive portion of the Better Buildings BC contest, a provincial program and competition.
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Design revealed for SickKids’ new Patient Support Centre

Designed by B+H Architects, the new Patient Support Centre (PSC) is a 22-storey development located on The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) campus.