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Vancouver awards bring design for the future
The Globe and Mail
Vancouver doesn't often lag behind Canadian cities when it comes to urban design. More often than not it is at the forefront of trends in the field, from walkable neighbourhoods to place-making. Except for one. Unlike so many other municipalities big and small, the West Coast city has not had its own urban-design awards, which not only recognize excellence, but allow cities to hold up a standard for planners and developers.
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LEED growth in Canada continues in second quarter of 2014
Daily Business Buzz
The number of LEED registrations and certifications in Canada continued to grow during the second quarter of 2014. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) said there were 124 registrations and 109 certifications. This brings the total number of LEED certified projects in the country to 1,756: 12 Platinum, 89 Gold, 85 Silver and 67 Certified.
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Halifax architect Omar Gandhi wins top national award
The Chronicle Herald
Water may not be as bad for buildings as we think, a Halifax architect says. Or at least Omar Gandhi is going to spend the next two years trying to find out if that's the case. Gandhi was named the winner this week of the Canada Council's prestigious Prix de Rome prize. The $50,000 award, given annually to a young Canadian architect, will fund a research project into ways precipitation can shape design.
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Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec: «Une ville se construit avec des idées»
Journal Métro
Montréal doit embrasser son caractère hétérogène et prendre des risques sur le plan du design urbain. Le pont Champlain ne doit pas être vu comme un simple objet, mais bien comme une expérience d'entrée en ville unique. Discussion avec Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, titulaire de la Chaire UNESCO en paysage et environnement de l'Université de Montréal.
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Bortolotto Architect selected to renovate Ontario College of Art and Design University
Canadian Architect
Bortolotto Architect has been selected to renovate the Ontario College of Art and Design University's (OCAD U) building at the corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets in Toronto. The renovation of the 1,514-square-metre facility has a total construction budget of $4.5 million. The project will begin this summer with an anticipated completion date of September 2015.
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U of T's GRIT Lab set to research green roofs and solar panels
Living Architecture Monitor
The University of Toronto's Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT Lab) at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has launched a new research project and web application that will expand its award-winning investigation of the performance of green roofs in Canadian urban environments — and allow it to better share the results with the broader public.
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'Condo King' Brad Lamb to build luxury tower in downtown Edmonton
Edmonton Journal
Pre-construction sales will begin this fall for Jasper House, a 36-storey luxury condominium tower by Toronto "Condo King" Brad Lamb. Jasper House will be built at 10160-10168 106th Street, Lamb's company, Lamb Development, said. The site is currently a surface parking lot north of a Boston Pizza. In height, the 240-unit building will rival the 36-storey Pearl Tower under construction at Jasper Avenue and 119th Street.
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'Le monticule de Vendôme', au Centre canadien d'Architecture, Montréal
Le Courrier de l'Architecte
Présentée au Centre canadien d'Architecture (CCA), situé à Montréal, l'exposition 'Le monticule de Vendôme', organisée par l'historien de l'architecture David Gissen, revisite un épisode marquant de l'histoire française, lorsque la Commune de Paris éleva, en 1871, un projet de paysage radical dans le centre de la capitale.
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Bourse Phyllis-Lambert : Jeunes designers recherchés
Les jeunes professionnels montréalais de toutes les disciplines du design sont invités à poser leur candidature pour obtenir la bourse Phyllis-Lambert, décernée par le Bureau du design de la Ville de Montréal. Cette bourse vise à reconnaître l'excellence parmi les designers ou les architectes dont la carrière a débuté il y a 10 ans ou moins. Offerte chaque année depuis 2008, elle a été créée en hommage à Phyllis Lambert, directrice fondatrice émérite du Centre Canadien d'Architecture.
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Award-winning buildings push boundaries
The Record
Like many in our community, I have been impressed by the four Governor-General's Award-winning buildings grouped together in Waterloo. One common denominator is the presence and support of benefactors who sought to push the boundaries of architectural design. Charles Bronfman and his sister, Phyllis Lambert, who hired Barton Myers for the Seagram Museum project, and Myers' sensitivity to heritage and the social space of heritage on an industrial site, blends the importance of industrial architecture with the ability to create world-class architecture.

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Double Dwelling presents new option for multigenerational living
Yonge Street Media
"It's an instrument for living." That's how architect Donald Chong describes the so-called Double Dwelling at the corner of Huron and Howland in Chinatown, a house that's been raising eyebrows while under construction in the mostly Edwardian and post-war neighbourhood. Formerly two houses on two lots, Chong was commissioned to design a house that would accommodate three generations of a single family, allowing them to benefit from living together, without living on top of each other.

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B.C. wood helps rebuild Japanese communities
The Vancouver Sun
More than three years after a massive earthquake and tsunami tore through their community, many residents of the small Japanese town of Yamada-machi are still living in temporary housing. Now, their children can play at a new community centre designed for them and built with donated B.C. wood. The Oranda Jima House, built in the fishing town about 300 km northeast of Fukushima, is the third project on Japan's eastern seaboard involving timber donated by Canada Wood — the marketing arm of the Canadian lumber sector.

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Hootsuite's second Vancouver office is just as cool as its first
Huffington Post
Located near their original space, HQ2 has a very west coast feel. There's the "fishing lodge" lobby with wooden panel walls, plaid covered log benches and antique fishing gear, and an entrance-way that was designed to look like Whistler Village with indoor cabins, each named after a B.C. ski run.
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