Student ServiceHub

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
earth tubes

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
UBC library

UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard

UBC has taken a page from Harvard with its newly opened Library PARC facility, using a model that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years to 300.
Pier 21

Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Arts facilities play starring role in revitalization

St. Catharines has cast the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre to play a starring role in the revitalization of the city’s downtown.
The RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters

The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
MacOdrum Library

MacOdrum Library’s novel redesign wins award

Diamond Schmitt Architects' dramatic $27-million redesign of Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library earned a 2015 Library Building Award on July 7.

Thompson Rivers University building gets boost

In its original concrete construction, completed in 1970, Thompson Rivers University’s Old Main Building reflected the design philosophy of its era. As Michael Leckman, a

Inside Windsor’s South West Detention Centre

The barbed wire and fortress-like fences of TV prison dramas are nowhere to be found here. Designed to support rehabilitation, this real-life detention centre has

Healthcare furniture design beyond durability

Healthcare furniture design is conforming to the desires of patients, trending towards being adaptive and inviting rather than sterile and utilitarian.
Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery at Ryerson University

New Ryerson gallery’s simple, dynamic design

Ryerson University's new Paul H. Cocker Architecture Gallery features a simple but dynamic design that increases the space's functionality.

Designing for a SUB culture

The design team behind the Student Union Building (SUB) at UBC created a process that both established dialogue and excited students about what ...

Transforming one of Toronto’s iconic landmarks

The University of Toronto is rebuilding one of Toronto's neglected architectural landmarks: 1 Spadina Cres.

Ontario’s move toward accessibility

New accessibility regulations and innovative ideas are transforming Ontario's infrastructure.

Rise up

Studies examining the effectiveness of implementing ceiling lifts have found decreases in injury rates, decreases in workers’ compensation claims, perceived decreases in the risk of injury and improved morale with a decrease in absenteeism.

The ergo impact of IT on health care

Are today’s health care professionals at greater risk for repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal problems than their predecessors? Yes, says Adam Labelle, an associate ergonomist with workplace furniture and accessories ...

Beyond the colour wheel

Effective use of colour must always be motivated by a clear design rationale that can be related aesthetically to the built form, functionally to wayfinding or branding, or psychologically to the needs of the end user.