Design

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.
AIBC submissions

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.
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.
benchmarking diversity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.
design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design casts Stereo D’s new facility in low light

At a time when organizations are pushing meeting rooms and private offices into the middles of floor plates, Stereo D Canada has done just the
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Daniels to offer suites designed for accessibility

The Daniels Corporation last week unveiled plans to offer suites expressly developed for accessibility.
lighting design

CondoBusiness

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
Office buildings

Canadian Property Management

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
Quadrangle

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Quadrangle wins design award for Hullmark office

Quadrangle recently won a Toronto Urban Design Award in the Low-scale Buildings in Context category for 619 Queen West, the Hullmark office, located in downtown Toronto.