Industry News


Burritt Bros celebrates 110 years

Burritt Bros. Carpet & Floors celebrates 110 years with a move to a new South Vancouver design hub and a celebratory rug collection. The company

Call for national energy efficiency plan

Eleven organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are calling on the federal government to implement a bold national plan for improving the

Mulgrave Senior School wins Pinnacle Award

The new Mulgrave Senior School in West Vancouver, B.C., designed by Vancouver’s HDR | CEI Architecture, has been honoured with the 2016 Pinnacle Award from
LEED v4 registration

Q2 shows growth for LEED v4 registration

LEED v4 registration was up during Q2, with four new projects registering under the latest version of the rating system,
Omni King Edward

Omni King Edward to restore iconic ballroom

The Crystal Ballroom in Toronto’s historic Omni King Edward Hotel will undergo a $6.5 million restoration beginning August 2016.

IDC announces new CEO Tony Brenders

Tony Brenders has been appointed CEO of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC), effective July 6, 2016. With the foundation of IDC having been set over the

Chinook Regional Hospital expansion opens

Chinook Regional Hospital, one of two major healthcare facilities serving the communities of southern Alberta, celebrates the grand opening of its new addition. Designed by
accessibility legislation

Feds seek input for new accessibility legislation

The Government of Canada is seeking input to inform plans for new accessibility legislation that will address barriers to inclusion.

New leadership at SSDG Interiors

SSDG Interiors has announced new leadership for the Vancouver design firm with the retirement of founding partner Gerry Shinkewski. Veteran associate Kenna Manley will step in as
This Place Matters

Call for projects: 2016 This Place Matters contest

The National Trust for Canada is seeking community groups with project ideas for its 2016 This Place Matters competition.

2016 Prairie Design Awards winners

The 2016 Prairie Design Awards winners have been announced. The awards were presented at a reception at the MacKenzie Art Gallery on June 3rd, 2016.

Data to enable informed discussion of diversity

An exploration of the Canadian real estate industry's demographics and attitudes to diversity is now underway with the logical first step: data collection. Employees in a sweeping range of disciplines — property management, investment, development, leasing and professional services for the real estate industry — are invited to participate.

New downtown Vancouver park design approved

The final design plan for a new downtown Vancouver park has been approved by the Vancouver Park Board. Designed by Vancouver firm Dialog, the 0.8-acre

RAIC Governor General’s Medal winners

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts have announced the Governor General’s Medal winners in Architecture. The biennial

AIBC Architectural Awards honour 12 projects

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Architectural Awards honoured 12 projects for 2016, with two receiving the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award

Architizer A+Awards winners announced

Architizer A+Awards winners were announced at a gala on May 12th at Highline Stages in New York City. More than 400 luminaries were in attendance. The

Canada’s first LBC Petal Certified projects

Burnaby’s SFU UniverCity Childcare Centre and the Vancouver VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Centre [pictured above] are Canada’s first Living Building Challenge (LBC) Petal Certified projects. The