Cheryl Mah

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.
Vancouver permits

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Transforming a dark and outdated optometrist office into a modern and elegant environment earned Cutler the IDIBC Interior Designer of the Year Award.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

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.
Adler University

Design Quarterly

Fostering social justice at Adler University

The design of Adler University's new Vancouver campus is a bold and effective expression of the school’s mission, vision and values.
VRCA excellence

Construction Business

Enhancing patient experience

The new Teck Acute Care Centre in B.C. will enhance patient experience with a healing environment that focuses on family-centred care.
darcy jones

Design Quarterly

The emerging talent of architect D’Arcy Jones

Vancouver architect D'arcy Jones and his nine-person firm focus on thoughtful and well executed modern designs that are receiving award winning attention.
passive house

Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.
Wellness-key-future-office-building-design

Canadian Property Management

Wellness key in future office building designs

The conversation around building health and wellness and thermal comfort is not new in the building industry, but now tenants are beginning to acknowledge these
creating-great-community-facilities

Design Quarterly

Creating great community facilities

Municipalities constantly face the challenge of delivering high quality services to their communities. The delivery of many of these services requires state-of-the-art facilities such as