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Google’s Kitchener office earns LEED v4

Google’s new office in the Breithaupt Block, a redeveloped historic building in the warehouse district of downtown Kitchener, Ontario, has earned LEED v4 Silver for

RAIC announces 2017 Prix du XXe siècle recipients

The Ontario Place Cinesphere and Pods and the CN Tower has been honoured by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), in partnership with The

Nelson Byrd Architects to design Aga Khan Garden

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects will design the new Aga Khan Garden, Alberta at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. Set to open in 2018,
Bay Park Centre

CIBC moving headquarters to Bay Park Centre

CIBC will be moving about 15,000 of its Toronto-area employees to its new headquarters at Bay Park Centre in Toronto’s financial district.

Canadian landscape architecture celebrated

Canadian landscape architecture excellence was celebrated by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) at its annual National Awards of Excellence. The award-winning projects are preeminent
DIALOG and newstudio announce merger

DIALOG and newstudio announce merger

DIALOG and newstudio architecture inc. are merging into one architecture firm that will operate out of DIALOG’s Edmonton studio, effective April 1.

Acton Ostry Architects expands its leadership team

Acton Ostry Architects has announced the expansion of their leadership team. Five leaders of the Vancouver-based practice will join principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry in
Katherine Robinson

Katherine Robinson joins Kasian’s Calgary office

With over 20 years of experience in the field, Katherine Robinson, Architect AAA, has joined Kasian as principal in its Calgary office, effective March 13.

HDR|CEI Architecture promotes Mary Chow to associate VP

HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc. has promoted architect Mary Chow to associate vice president. Chow joined the firm in 2004 (then CEI Architecture), and

Vancouver firm wins Emerging Architectural Practice Award

The 2017 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has been given to a Vancouver firm, known for thoughtful, efficient
Design Excellence awards

OAA announces Design Excellence award finalists

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced the finalists for the OAA Design Excellence awards, with winners to be announced on April 3.
Building Energy Innovators Council

Industry launches Building Energy Innovators Council

Industry launches the Building Energy Innovators Council to advance clean building technologies across Canada.

B.C. celebrates the best in wood innovation

Wood Works! BC celebrated the best in wood leadership and innovation at the annual Wood Design Awards in Vancouver. There were 114 nominations in 13

Dialog creates energetic space for tech firm

Dialog’s Vancouver interior design team recently transformed the new office of Railtown’s newest up-and-coming tech firm, STAT Search Analytics. Dialog’s revitalization of a 10,000 sq.

Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing

Completion of Vancouver’s first modular housing development at 220 Terminal Avenue was celebrated in late February. The innovative project helps to address the affordable housing

HCMA welcomes three new principals

HCMA Architecture + Design in Vancouver welcomes three new principals – Paul Fast, Michael Henderson and Melissa Higgs. The three new principals are already integral and

Diamond Schmitt opens Vancouver studio

Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has announced the opening of its new studio at 1500 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Ana Maria Llanos, senior associate