Design

Artifort

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Studio TK and Artifort form partnership

Studio TK has entered into a new product partnership with Artifort to manufacture and distribute select Artifort furnishings in North America.
cogeneration

CondoBusiness

GTA-based condo building demos cogeneration

One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
amenities

CondoBusiness

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
Chandos leadership

Canadian Facility Management & Design

CNL issues RFP for construction of $370-mil lab complex

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories recently issued an RFP for the design, engineering and construction of its Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (ANMRC).
high-rise

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
M Coach House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

M Real Estate unveils new office space, The M Coach House

Greater Montreal-based real estate agency M Real Estate recently opened The M Coach House, its fourth office location in Quebec.
Travel Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Travel Centre charts unmapped territory

Travel Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space.
service design sprints

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Service design sprints deliver speedy solutions

Service design sprints are a way for workplace teams to create better workplaces by improving or creating new services for them.
MSoA Dr. David Fortin

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Laurentian University names Dr. David Fortin director of architecture school

Laurentian University has named Dr. David Fortin as the next director of the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA).
active design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Region of Peel pilots active design strategies

The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
Accessibility certification

Canadian Property Management

Accessibility certification fills industry void

Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Workplaces send subconscious signals: research

Recent research from fields including psychology can be applied to interiors to improve workplace design.
Brown dean design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ZAS and Bucholz McEvoy tapped to design TRCA building

ZAS Architects and Bucholz McEvoy Architects have been jointly selected to design the Toronto and Region Conservation’s new Administration Building.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
Lazaridis Hall wood design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt wins two wood design awards

Two buildings designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects have been recognized by WoodWORKS! for their use of wood in architectural designs.
environmentally friendly paint

CondoBusiness

Tips for selecting a new paint colour in condos

Could a paint colour change on a property land a condominium corporation in court? What about result in physical threats? The answer to both is yes.
co-working

Canadian Facility Management & Design

An upscale co-working space in Old Montreal

A sensitive design intervention transformed a space once occupied by a bank into headquarters for a tech start-up, complete with co-working space.