Cheryl Mah

conversation

Design Quarterly

Shifting the conversation

The pandemic has changed the conversation. For interior designers, the conversation with clients has shifted to virtual platforms.
procurement

Construction Business

Changing procurement in construction

Procurement is an integral part of a construction project, but the culture of “lowest bid” is unsustainable. Collaboration is needed.
Capilano Library community

Design Quarterly

Connecting community and nature

With its striking black and sculptural form, the Capilano Library is a bold new architectural landmark in Edmonton by Patkau Architects.
mental health support

Construction Business

Building support for mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is emphasizing the importance of having strategies in place to provide support for mental health in construction.
interiors

Design Quarterly

Award winning interiors

Since launching Project 22 Design, Vancouver interior designer Denise Ashmore has been creating stunning and thoughtful residential interiors.
Tarion

Construction Business

Construction faces pandemic challenges

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the construction industry offers optimism for economic recovery with jobsites allowed to remain operational.
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.
electrification

Construction Business

Moving towards building electrification

Interest in building electrification is growing with modern high-performance buildings moving towards all-electric mechanical systems.
ICBA workers shortage

Construction Business

Pay raise, slowing volume, shortage of workers

The ICBA CEO breakfast at Buildex Vancouver highlighted the association's annual wage and benefits survey with worker shortages remaining the top concern.
library VPL

Construction Business

Challenging library renovation

The project team on the Vancouver Central Library Level 8 and 9 revitalization project faced many challenges, requiring innovative solutions.
Box interior

Design Quarterly

Simple and timeless interior

When the Arbutus Club wanted to refresh the interior of their restaurant, they turned to hospitality specialist Box Interior Design.
SFU energy

Construction Business

Fast tracking success

The SFU Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Building was a challenging project for Bird Construction, who delivered the project on time.
passive house

Design Quarterly

Showcasing Passive House design

What if we could build homes that are energy efficient, healthy and beautiful? The first passive home in West Vancouver showcases the possibilities.
infill development

Construction Business

B.C. construction industry deeply divided over CBA

When the B.C. government introduced the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) in July 2018, it set off a heated debate within the construction industry.
modern

Design Quarterly

Modern makeover for optometry office

Transforming a dark and outdated optometrist office into a modern and elegant environment earned Cutler the IDIBC Interior Designer of the Year Award.
professional

Design Quarterly

B.C. Professional Reliance Review raises concerns

Regulated professions in the province of British Columbia are under intense scrutiny right now by the government, according to Mark Vernon, CEO of AIBC.
district energy richmond

Construction Business

Moving to a zero carbon future

Canada has set ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which will require the building sector to move to a zero carbon future.