Design

office

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Transforming the office into a destination

In the knowledge economy, where communication technology allows the workforce to be completely mobile, are corporate offices going extinct?
greenhouse

Canadian Facility Management & Design

First purpose-built greenhouse to rise in Alberta

Aurora Cannabis has completed the design, engineering and tender process for phase one of a 600,000-square-foot, fully automated greenhouse in Alberta.
Pasadena Apartments

CondoBusiness

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
workplace transformation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
RAW SHIFT

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Fluidity of architecture explored at RAW SHIFT

Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood became a popular destination for the design crowd on June 23 with RAW SHIFT, a one-night-only flash architecture installation. Hosted by RAW
Young woman graphic designer working using pen tablet in workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Three exemplars of modern workplace design

A recent AgilQuest webinar profiling exemplary projects showcased workplace design features inspired by Hollywood, millennials and technology.
Italia for Contract

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Italian design showcased at Italia for Contract

Italia for Contract, a two-day exhibition, conference and gala, took place from May 17 to 19, 2016 at the Cooperage Space, Thompson Landry Gallery in
glass balcony guards

CondoBusiness

A guide to glass balcony guards and breakage

In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
Celebration of Excellence

Canadian Facility Management & Design

OAA honours surprise recipients at awards gala

The Ontario Association of Architects recently held its Celebration of Excellence Awards to showcase the best in architectural design and innovation in Canada. Nine new
earth tubes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
cladding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Cladding absorbs pollution at Montreal facility

STM Stinson Transport Centre, the first bus depot in Canada to earn LEED Gold certification, boasts sustainable cladding that improves air quality.
standing desks

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Standing desks raise student participation

A landmark study found that standing desks raised student participation in elementary schools, as classrooms apply lessons from office environments.
Italia for Contract

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Italia for Contract event launches firms in T.O.

Italia for Contract, in partnership with IIDEXCanada and with the support of the Udine Chamber of Commerce, recently held a two-day exhibition in Toronto’s Distillery

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Room needed atop energy performance scale

The high-performance design metric is envisioned to support the green building sector's pursuit of net-zero energy and provide a standardized, recognizable rating that would be useful for the real estate market.
BMO Field

Canadian Facility Management & Design

MLSE scores goal with BMO Field makeover

BMO Field hosted the celebration of two goals at the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the completion of the sports venue’s $150-million transformation.
site plan approval

CondoBusiness

Streamline site plan approval: Ontario architects

Toon Dreessen, president of the Ontario Association of Architects, is renewing the OAA’s call for a streamlined site plan approval process.
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.