Interior Design

accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
Accessibility is everybody's business

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Opinion: Accessibility is everybody’s business

Society benefits, and invariably prospers, when people everywhere can more easily share their experience, knowledge and culture and exercise their spending powers
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
healthcare

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A new healthcare tower for a diverse community

The new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre in Toronto’s east end ushers in a new era of healthcare.
amenities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Must-have amenities for young professionals

Lee Galka Director of Business Development at Accora Village, shares seven ways to ensure your rental community stands out with the right amenities Gen Z'ers want.
dementia

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Probing the impact of renos on dementia patients

The quality of life awaiting future residents within the country’s institutional-like care facilities is facing scrutiny as researchers closely examine how these spaces are being reimagined for the better.
office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hospitality program transforms office portfolio

Over the next three months, Canderel will begin rolling out a workplace hospitality program called Okkto across its buildings.
workspace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

At Scarborough’s newest collaborative workspace

LCH Developments wanted to bring something unique to the empty retail space on the ground floor of a condominium in Cliffside Village.
Manulife

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside Manulife’s latest workplace transformation

Overhauling Manulife’s Canadian head office in Waterloo transformed into an even more significant project than previously intended.
Grande Prairie

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designing for patient dignity in Grande Prairie 

Inside the 681,000-square-foot facility, people are able to experience the landscape and natural light, even throughout Alberta’s harsh weather extremes.
shopping

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designing the shopping experience of the future

New theories on retail centre on how experiences, convenience and a sense of community can draw people to a physical site.
HSBC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Going fully hybrid at HSBC’s new Toronto office

On a Friday morning, in HSBC Bank’s new corporate office at 16 York in downtown Toronto, sit-stand desks and meeting rooms are dotted with workers who’ve returned from pandemic lockdowns.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside a Passive House first in Surrey, B.C.

Designing the ​​Clayton Community Centre to become Passive House certified for ultra-low energy use was no easy feat, especially since the international standard had never been pursued for this type of facility in North America.
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous-led projects raise bar for city-building

The architects and developers behind some of Canada’s new Indigenous-focused projects are designing spaces that harmonize with their natural landscapes, setting a higher standard for how urban buildings impact the environment and their surrounding communities.
Deep Retrofit Challenge

Canadian Facility Management & Design

York Region piloting Passive House at new facility

A new men's emergency and transitional housing facility, set to rise in Aurora, Ontario, has opened the door to pilot-testing Passive House in York Region.
Hootsuite

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside the reboot of Hootsuite’s Vancouver HQ 

Brightly-coloured lounge furniture, in a peachy warm palette, curves around a stone fireplace in the living room of Hootsuite’s newly transformed Vancouver headquarters that was downsized during the pandemic.