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Anne Cormier

Anne Cormier wins Margolese Design prize

Architect and educator Anne Cormier is the winner of the 2017 Margolese National Design for Living Prize, awarded by the UBC Faculty of Applied Science.
Terrace House

Interior renderings of Terrace House revealed

Interior renderings and details of Terrace House in Vancouver by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, have been revealed.
rogers place LEED

Rogers Place scores first LEED Silver NHL facility

Rogers Place arena in Edmonton has received LEED Silver certification. It is the first NHL facility in Canada built to the LEED Silver requirements.
purple 2018

Pantone names purple colour of the year 2018

A vibrant, deep purple described as dramatically provocative and thoughtful has been named Pantone’s colour of the year 2018.
resilient design

USGBC adopts building resilient rating standard

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has formally adopted RELi, a building resilience rating standard, which will soon become a global rating system.
Mayor's Urban design

Calgary 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners

The 2017 Mayor’s Urban Design Award winners were announced at the National Music Centre in Calgary. The bi-annual awards recognize designers and architects.
AIBC iconic Vancouver architects

Iconic Vancouver architects honoured

Vancouver architects Bing Thom, Joost Bakker and Norman Hotson have been honoured with the prestigious AIBC Lifetime Achievement Award.
Vancouver Trump tower

Vancouver Trump Tower wins seven global awards

Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver has been recognized with seven global awards at the International Property Awards.
NLT design

Guide for NLT design and construction a first

A new comprehensive guide on Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) with detailed expert advice is now available for Canada’s design and construction community.
The Exchange

Canada’s first LEED Platinum heritage conversion opens

Credit Suisse Asset Management and Vancouver-based Swissreal Investments officially opened The Exchange office tower yesterday.
CSLA landscape

CSLA recognizes professional excellence

The 2017 Recognition Awards were handed out at the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Gala in October, honouring professional excellence.
Diamond Schmitt

Diamond Schmitt names new principals & associates

Diamond Schmitt Architects has expanded its ownership and design teams with the appointment of new principals and associates.
MEC flagship store

MEC breaks ground on Vancouver flagship store

MEC, a Canadian outdoor recreation gear and clothing retailer, has broken ground on its new Vancouver flagship store located in Olympic Village.
Anne Cormier

Gibbs Gage Architects announce new partners

Gibbs Gage Architects (GGA) has announced that Chito Pabustan and David Wittman are now partners in the Calgary-based firm.
Langara Science Technology building

LEED Gold for Langara Science & Technology building

The Science and Technology Building at Langara College in Vancouver has officially received LEED gold status in October, 2017.
passive house towers

World’s tallest passive towers set for Vancouver

A new proposed project at 1400 Alberni Street will make Vancouver home to the world’s tallest passive house towers at 48 and 43 storeys.
benchmarking diversity

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.