Industry News


Vancouver Granville Bridge final design revealed

The City of Vancouver has released the proposed final design for the Granville Bridge Connector with staff recommending the “West Side Plus” design.

Design competition opens for new Halifax art gallery

Architectural teams from around the world are invited to participate in a design competition for a brand new art gallery on Halifax’s waterfront.
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IALD lighting guidelines help designers meet WELL

IALD and IWBI have launched guidelines for lighting manufacturers to help lighting designers more easily determine if their designs meet the WELL standard.
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Revitalized Biosciences Complex opens at UBC

Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects with HDR Inc, the second phase of the Undergraduate Biosciences Complex at UBC has opened.
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Prize to celebrate elegant energy efficiency

Any building that has attained Passive House, Low Energy or EnerPHit for existing building retrofit certification is eligible for the international architecture competition.
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Will Craig promoted to principal at Kasian

Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. has announced the promotion of Will Craig to principal in the firm’s Calgary office.
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New Vancouver urban park breaks ground

The Smithe & Richards urban park in Vancouver will break ground in January 2020. Designed by Dialog, it features a public plaza, cafe, and raised walkways.
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Building on the desire for a better country

The buildings and design sectors are again represented in the newest slate of members of the Order of Canada, which includes a developer, a planner and an architectural glass artist.
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Lynn Hughes named partner at SSDG Interiors

Long-time associate Lynn Hughes has been named the newest partner at SSDG Interiors, one of Vancouver’s largest interior design firms.

Carleton announces new Hobin Prize in Architecture

Carleton University’s new Hobin Prize in Architecture and City Building recognizes outstanding work produced by students.
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Three Canadian firms named WAF winners

Three Canadian firms were named winners at the 12th annual World Architecture Festival (WAF), which celebrates the most innovative designs of the year.
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Vancouver firm’s microhome design wins first place

Vancouver's BLA Design Group has won first place in an international architectural competition for a sustainable microhome design.
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New York’s Hudson Hotel brand coming to Toronto

Toronto will be welcoming its very own Hudson Hotel, already a familiar brand for New York City tourists and locals.
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Yves Béhar is IDS20 Guest of Honour

The 2020 Interior Design Show (IDS20) is welcoming San Francisco-based Swiss designer Yves Béhar as its International Guest of Honour.

SAPL launches new doctoral design program

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary is launching the first doctoral program in Canada.
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BCIT Health Sciences Centre breaks ground

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) held an official groundbreaking for a new 107,000 square-foot Health Sciences Centre.
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Vancouver fire hall with affordable housing opens

Vancouver’s newly-redeveloped Fire Hall No. 5 and YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace has opened. The unique project provides affordable housing on four floors.