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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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CaGBC’s Vanc office first LEED v4 Platinum project

The Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) new Vancouver office is the first commercial project to earn LEED v4 Platinum certification in the country. Achieving LEED
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Largest wood design conference set for Vancouver

Building and design professionals from B.C. and across the continent will converge in Vancouver for what is expected to be the largest conference on wood
Green Good Design Awards

Teknion wins two 2017 Green Good Design Awards

Teknion’s Zones furniture collection and Focus demountable wall system were recently recognized with 2017 Green Good Design Awards for sustainable design.
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Edmonton Federal Building achieves LEED Gold

The Edmonton Federal Building (EFB), Parkade and Plaza project has achieved LEED Gold Certification under the Canada Green Building Council’s LEED Version 1.0 for New

Design and construction skill shortages noted

Revit specialists and estimators have a commanding position in the labour market as the design professions actively embrace building information modelling (BIM) and the construction bid process grows more complex.
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Remembering Vancouver architect Joe Wai

Vancouver architect Joe Y. Wai died unexpectedly on January 11 from complications related to an aneurysm. He was 76. Wai leaves a legacy of activism
LEED registered projects

LEED registered projects in Canada now exceed one billion square feet

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) says LEED registered projects in Canada now total more than one billion square feet.