Industry News


Canada and European Union sign MRA for architects

Canada and the European Union have signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), giving architects opportunities to work across the Atlantic.

Competition for most energy-efficient design ideas

Designers, builders and developers are being challenged to make energy-efficient buildings more affordable for British Columbians.
AIBC outstanding recognition

AIBC recognizes outstanding dedication

Outstanding dedication to the architectural professional and community will be celebrated at AIBC’s 2018 Recognition Ceremony.

Calgary’s new Central Library opens its doors

Central Library is now open to the public in Calgary. The 240,000-square foot building is located in the East Village of the city.
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Architect Concept App now available on desktop

A free tool for architects and designers, the Concept App for iPhone by structural engineering firm Fast + Epp, is now available on desktop.

B+H Architects partners with global consulting firm

B+H Architects is partnering with one of Asia's largest urban and infrastructure consulting firms, Surbana Jurong Private Limited.
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Aga Khan officially opens garden in Edmonton

His Highness the Aga Khan officially opened the Aga Khan Garden this month in Edmonton at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden.
Adera Crest

Adera breaks ground on mass timber project

Adera Development has broken ground on its latest project, Crest, in North Vancouver. It will be the community’s first entirely mass timber development.
Urban beehive project lead by civiliti and julie margot design  in Montreal, Que.

National Urban Design Awards winners announced

Twelve projects from nine different Canadian communities are recipients of the 2018 National Urban Design Awards.
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Stanis Smith named chair of RHFAC committee

The Rick Hansen Foundation has named Stanis Smith as the chair of the Foundation¹s Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Advisory Committee.
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IDC inducts 12 Canadian interior designers

Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) have selected 12 Canadian interior designers to be inducted to the IDC College of Fellows.
Teknion Cityline

Expansion Cityline wins Gold IDEA Award

Teknion's Expansion Cityline furniture system has been selected as a Gold winner in this year's International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
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Perkins+Will marks 10 years as greenest employer

Perkins+Will celebrates its 10-year milestone named as one of Canada's Greenest Employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2018 competition.
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Rooftop garden opens at Vancouver Public Library

The new public rooftop garden at the Vancouver Central Public Library is officially open. The expansion adds an important, public amenity for Vancouver to have people come together.
IDC Value of Design

IDC celebrates Value of Design Award winners

The Interior Designers of Canada celebrated the value of design and top interior designers who have pushed new boundaries with its inaugural Value of Design Awards.
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Oxford Properties launches The Stack in Vancouver

Oxford Properties Group has announced the launch of The Stack at 1133 Melville in Vancouver's downtown core, a AAA class 540,000 sq. ft. office development.
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IDIBC celebrates interior design excellence

The Interior Designers Institute of B.C. (IDIBC) held its 35th annual Awards of Excellence event on Sept 21 in downtown Vancouver.