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New York has the world’s tallest residential building

Located on West 57th Street, Central Park Tower in New York has topped out at 1,550 feet, making it the tallest residential building in the world.
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Upper Skeena Recreation Centre officially opens

The Upper Skeena Recreation Centre in Hazelton, B.C. officially opened on September 14, 2019. The centre is also known as the Heart of the Hazeltons.
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M Moser Associates expands into Vancouver

Global design firm M Moser Associates is expanding its presence into Vancouver with a new office and new associate director Lisa Mackenzie.
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Poliform opens Vancouver flagship showroom

Italian contemporary furniture brand Poliform has opened its Vancouver flagship store, offering greater access and resources to designers and architects.
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Regina stadium certified accessibility gold

The Mosaic Stadium in Regina has achieved ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ under the RHFAC program. It is the first stadium in Canada to receive the rating.
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2020 National Urban Design Awards now open

Submissions are open for the 2020 National Urban Design Awards (NUDA), a program recognizing excellence in city building design and other architectural projects across Canada.

Royal Ontario Museum opens new terrace and plaza

The Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza mark the final phase of the ROM’s Welcome Project.
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Number TEN returns to renovated Winnipeg office

Number TEN’s Winnipeg office in the Exchange District underwent a six month renovation, blending modern workplace design with historic features.

Funding for Edmonton Winspear Centre expansion

The federal government has announced more than $18.1 million funding for the expansion of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.
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RHF Accessibility Professional Network launches

RHF has launched an Accessibility Professional Network, a professional association developed to bring together the accessibility community.

NKBA releases 2019 market report

NKBA and John Burns Real Estate Consulting have released the 2019 second-quarter Kitchen and Bath Market Index (KBMI) report.
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AAMA and IGMA announce new name

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) are combining into one organization.

2019 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence now open

Sponsored by Canadian Architect, the national awards pay homage to project designs across the country and are open to all architects registered in Canada.
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RAIC releases new 2019 fee guide

RAIC has released the latest edition of A Guide to Determining Appropriate Fees for the Services of an Architect.

Birgit Siber receives SBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Sustainable Buildings Canada (SBC) is set to bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award to Birgit Siber, a long-time principal at Diamond Schmitt Architects.
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Sample recycling drive helps design students

Save A Sample!, a non-profit, North American recycling drive, will take place September 18-19 in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
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McLennan Design partners with Christine Lintott

Seattle-based architecture firm McLennan Design has joined with Christine Lintott Architects in Victoria, British Columbia. After multiple successful collaborations over the past several years, the