Design

biophilic design

Building Strategies & Sustainability

What biophilic design does for workspaces

From green roofs and living walls there is an increasing need for biophilic design in buildings in relation to wellbeing, according to recent studies support this notion.
UBC library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
restructuring

Building Strategies & Sustainability

ASHRAE explores achievable energy savings

Researchers modelled a range of technically advanced and commonly used building systems and equipment that could collectively outperform the ASHRAE 90.1 standard for energy use by nearly 48 per cent.
Design Excellence

Canadian Facility Management & Design

OAA’s 2016 Design Excellence award winners

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has selected 10 recipients of this year’s Design Excellence award, the largest category of the annual OAA Awards. The
Pier 21

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
Shigeru Ban

REMI Network

Vancouver building to be Shigeru Ban’s tallest

Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban is planning to design his tallest structure ever for Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood.
Gen Z

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Preparing the workplace for Gen Z

If organizations want to be ready when Gen Z enters the workforce five years from now, it’s time to start designing with this demographic cohort in mind, says Kay Sargent.
Rexall Place

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designs for Rexall Place redevelopment revealed

Northlands and the City of Edmonton have recently revealed the design for an updated Rexall Place and the 160 acre Northlands site. Designed by DIALOG
SCOOP

CondoBusiness

SCOOP to become first condo on its block

SCOOP will become the first condo on its block when the boutique six-storey collection of 72 suites rises at St. Clair Avenue West and Osler Street.
BOMA BEST

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green construction and retrofits on upswing

Energy conservation is identified as the key motive for green construction and retrofits, surpassing all other reasons cited in newly released global survey results. The
floating ropes 660

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Lifeguard stations to become art installations

Winners have been selected for Toronto’s second annual Winter Stations Competition. In its second year, the design jury selected four winning designs and three student
lobby design

REMI Network

Simple ways to improve your lobby design

Creating an inviting, welcoming feeling is part of your lobby’s job. But, as time ticks on, many building entrances tend took just the opposite: dowdy
wood-frame development

CondoBusiness

T.O.’s debut six-storey wood-frame development

Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.
flora di menna

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Toronto design firm picks up international award

Flora Di Menna Designs, a Toronto-based interior design firm, has been awarded the Best International Interior Design Private Residence category at the 22nd annual International
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
kids in condos

CondoBusiness

2016: The year of kids in condos?

If Ben Myers’ big prediction for 2016 pans out, kids’ play spaces could become the hottest amenity in the condo market.
AECOM

Canadian Facility Management & Design

AECOM selected for Toronto courthouse project

AECOM Canada Ltd. has been selected as the planning, design and compliance (PDC) team for the new Toronto courthouse project. The new courthouse will be