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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.
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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
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Lemay Toker reinvents Hudson Block landmark

Calgary-based Lemay + Toker, has reinvented the historic Hudson Block in downtown Calgary.

Gord Johnston named new Stantec president and CEO

Gord Johnston, executive vice president of Stantec’s Infrastructure business operating unit, has been selected by the board of directors to assume the role of president
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FM complaints could inform employee well-being

Research on organizational productivity could make better use of valuable information archived in the facilities management department, a new report from the Continental Automated Buildings Association and the National Research Council concludes.

HCMA is first B.C. architecture firm to become JUST

HCMA Architecture + Design is the first architecture firm in B.C. to become JUST. JUST is a label that organizations from all industries can adopt to review

Design for world’s tallest timber tower revealed

The design of the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower, by Shigeru Ban Architects, has been revealed by Vancouver-based developer PortLiving. Named Terrace House, the project
Top 10 Endangered Places

National Trust unveils Top 10 Endangered Places for 2017

Heritage treasures from British Columbia to Nova Scotia are featured on the National Trust for Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List for 2017.

IESBC announces 2017 Vision Award winners

The Illuminating Engineering Society of British Columbia (IESBC) has announced the 2017 Vision Awards winners, which honours outstanding B.C. lighting engineers and designers for their
WELL Certification

CBRE first in Vancouver to earn WELL certification

CBRE’s Vancouver office is the first in the city to receive WELL Certification.
Zero Carbon Building Standard

CaGBC launches Zero Carbon Building Standard

To help meet Canada’s climate change commitments, the Canada Green Building Council has launched the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.
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GBCI Canada created to rev up green building

CaGBC and Green Business Certification Inc. are forming a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada).

Ron McIntyre joins Dialog as healthcare principal

Architect Ronald McIntyre has joined the Dialog team in Vancouver as healthcare principal. He will be complementing the firm’s healthcare team with more than 25
Kasian acquires MartensGroup

Kasian acquires interior design studio MartensGroup

MartensGroup, an award-winning Calgary-based interior design studio, is joining Kasian, one of the world’s top 100 integrated design firms.
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Green projects join CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program

CaGBC has picked a diverse set of 16 green building projects across Canada to participate in a two-year pilot of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.