Last week, WoodWorks British Columbia, a division of the Canadian Wood Council, announced its nominees for the 14th annual Wood Design Awards. More than 100 projects and industry professionals are recognized across 14 categories, including the newly introduced Prefabricated Structural Wood division, which honours creative design and innovative use of prefabricated wood systems, components, and modules in a variety of building types.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of this year’s Institute Honor Awards, recognizing projects exemplifying excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design. One of the recipients under the architecture category, Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C., was cited by judges as “a beautiful, dynamic project that literally wraps users around nature, blurring the boundaries between man-made and natural.”
Last week, the City of Toronto launched Everyone is King, an outdoor design-build competition to take place in the city’s downtown core. Mayor John Tory invited design professionals, architects, local businesses, students, and community groups to submit concept proposals for installations in public spaces along King Street.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. For the biennial award, 12 projects across the country were selected by a jury of industry professionals. The projects reflect connection, revitalization, and experimentation.
Every year, we reach out to the readers of Construction Canada and ask them about their thoughts on the country’s construction industry. The magazine reaches all sorts of design/construction experts across the nation, but it is also the official publication of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), a multidisciplinary group committed to the ongoing development and delivery of quality education programs and services for the betterment of the construction community.
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) honoured 12 projects and one firm with awards during its annual conference on May 18. Winning projects reflect significant contributions in the area of green building and excellence in other areas of design.
Architecture Canada/Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC), the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) recently announced a call for submissions for the 2016 National Urban Design Awards.
Structures across Canada are turning green in more ways than one. The Beaty Lundin Visitor Centre (Britannia Beach, B.C.), the University of Toronto at Mississauga Campus Instructional Centre, and Oshawa’s University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are examples of buildings clad in copper—a material that naturally turns green, and is 100 per cent recyclable.
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