Architecture & Design

climate change

CondoBusiness

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
social spaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?
Working from home

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Working at home full time undesirable for most

The office remains a preferable environment for the majority of workers who find working from home every day an unfavourable option.
reopening the workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Reopening the workplace amid COVID-19 fears

Collaborative spaces will take on new importance as flexibility remains a key factor moving forward when reinventing and reopening the workplace.
first responders

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A new home for first responders in Delta, B.C.

The facility brings together a multi-purpose satellite fire station, a live-fire training building, and a municipal emergency operations centre.
SODO Residences Exterior

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Behind the design at Calgary’s SODO Residences

SODO Residences is a landmark new rental development located in Calgary’s trendy Beltline district, and a great example of where purpose-built rental design is moving.
permacity

Design Quarterly

Permacity: the next generation buildings

A2M shared their vision for the future of architecture – a concept called the permacity – at the Buildex architecture keynote in Vancouver.
LEED Platinum

CondoBusiness

Energy efficiency powers condo to LEED Platinum

Perched on the edge of the waterfront, south of the Distillery District near Sugar Beach, Toronto’s first LEED Platinum high-rise condo stands in the Bayside
tallest condo

CondoBusiness

SkyTower to be tallest condo in Canada

Another tower coming to downtown Toronto’s evolving skyline will be Canada’s tallest condo once it rises to 95 storeys at Yonge Street and Queens Quay.
real estate companies are a small fraction of low-carbon earners in this year's Clean200

Canadian Property Management

Low-carbon earners scarce in listed real estate

Technically, three real estate entities are ranked in the 2020 Clean200 list of publicly traded companies, but just two of them have conventional commercial real estate portfolios.
office space

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hamilton office space luring global tech firms

Brick-and-beam buildings in Hamilton are transforming into modern office space for tech firms looking to employ a growing talent pool.
workplace trends

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Workplace trends impacting office design

Major workplace trends are creating the impetus for more sustainable, adaptable and productive places of employment.
Westinghouse HQ

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Westinghouse HQ gets new lease on life

The Westinghouse HQ building has been re-envisioned for a new age to become a hub for commercial and cultural activities.
resilient

Design Quarterly

Resilient design in the workplace

A panel of speakers explored the significant steps businesses, governments and learning institutions are actively taking towards resilient design
OCAD

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside OCAD University’s first off-campus outpost

OCAD University asked Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm, Quadrangle, to create an interior with flexible features.
wellbeing

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Gen Z wellbeing suffering in Canadian offices

Canadian employers in the corporate office sector are not doing enough to support wellbeing among young people entering the workforce.
Forest Hill condo

CondoBusiness

Forest Hill condo promises direct LRT access

The Forest Hill will become one of the first condos with direct subway access to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.