Cheryl Mah

CLT seismic durability earthquakes

Construction Business

Mass timber expertise in B.C.

When Bill Downing saw cross-laminated timber (CLT) for the first time in Europe in 2008, he was impressed. The large-scale, prefabricated, solid engineered wood panels
modernizing-a-clothing-store-brand

Design Quarterly

Modernizing a clothing store brand

When Citizen Clothing relocated to Victoria’s downtown core, they wanted a fresh look that stepped away from its previous vintage industrial space. Delivering a modern
Grandview-Heights-Aquatic-pool-design

Construction Business

Innovative pool design

The long-anticipated Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre is making a big splash in South Surrey. Officially opened in March 2016, the Aquatic Centre is an architecturally
Queensway-Transit-Exchange

Design Quarterly

Transforming the Queensway Transit Exchange

A new transit bus exchange in Kelowna, B.C. is a visually stunning example of what is possible when it comes to budget constrained public buildings.
YVR

Construction Business

Improving safety at YVR

Canada's second busiest airport, YVR, has significantly improved the safety and efficiency of its operations and emergency services with the completion of its new Airside Operations Building (AOB).
rsz_telus_garden

Construction Business

Telus Garden showcases innovation

In a city known for innovative and sustainable buildings, Telus Garden in Vancouver is pushing that reputation to a whole new level.
waterfront_hotel

Design Quarterly

Waterfront hotel completes renovation

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel is well known for offering guests breathtaking views of the surrounding coastal mountains, harbour water and urban skyline.
Bow River Pedestrian Bridge

Construction Business

Banff pedestrian bridge a feat of engineering

Designed with the beauty of Canada’s first national park in mind, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff, Alta., is a striking timber superstructure.
Acton-Ostry-architects-leadership-team

Canadian Property Management

Market conditions driving B.C. rental properties

Low vacancy rates, high real estate prices and an aging building stock are driving a renaissance in new purpose-built B.C. rental properties.
B.C. labour shortage

Construction Business

B.C. labour shortage possible during LNG boom

New LNG plants will mean jobs and economic windfall for British Columbia. But the possibility of a B.C. labour shortage could be problematic.
Bosa Properties

Design Quarterly

Bosa Properties’ new award-winning office

Bosa Properties' new Vancouver office, designed by Square One Interiors, won a 2013 IDIBC Award of Excellence.
construction trends

Canadian Property Management

Protection for building envelope remediation

Building envelope renovation warranty insurance ensures the engineers and renovators are qualified for envelope renovation projects.
Esker_Foundation_Gallery

Design Quarterly

Calgary gallery is a work of art in its own right

The award-winning Esker Foundation Gallery is the largest privately-funded, non-commercial gallery in Calgary.
guildford_town_centre_mall

Construction Business

A striking mall makeover

A major renovation and expansion project has transformed the aging Guildford Town Centre into a contemporary shopping mall in Surrey, B.C.
leedvr

Construction Business

The next version of LEED

The newest version of the LEED rating system is set to push the envelope in transforming the market to achieve improved environmental outcomes.
the_future_workplace

Design Quarterly

The future workplace

Flexible work styles, open workstations, access to daylight and collaborative spaces were all identified as key design elements for the future workplace ...
evergreen_line

Construction Business

Linking the Tri-Cities

Construction of the single largest transportation infrastructure project for the Tri-Cities in Metro Vancouver is underway.