The Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, B.C. has one of the tallest wood-framed modular student housing complexes in the country. Completed earlier this year, the five-story Jacobson Hall has added housing for about 220 students.
A new facility designed for automotive and manufacturing innovation has opened at the National Research Council Canada (NRC) office in London, Ont. The open-concept collaborative workspace designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects transforms an existing NRC laboratory.
Early planning has begun at for a new building at the University of Toronto’s St. George Campus to bolster research, teaching, and public engagement in the field of astronomy. The new structure will include a mix of research facilities, classrooms, departmental offices, and a planetarium of up to 150 seats to facilitate academic and research pursuits of the proposed joint occupants, and to support community outreach.
The Kitchener (Ont.) city council voted seven-three against protecting the distinctive concrete façade of a former Sears building with a heritage designation. The 53-year-old building was built in the Kennedy-era international style.
ACDF Architecture and Architecture49, in partnership with IBI Group, have constructed PARQ in Vancouver, an urban oasis featuring a 6689-m² (72,000-sf) casino, two luxury hotels, eight restaurants, a fitness centre, spa, a 2787-m² (30,000-sf) rooftop park, and 5574 m² (60,000 sf) of meeting and event space.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is presenting “Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Myths” until April 7, 2019. The exhibit shows a reading of the postmodern movement in architecture.
The Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) have signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA), giving architects the opportunity to work across the Atlantic Ocean. The agreement comes into force in 2019.