The Xiqu Centre by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners, and the Polygon Gallery by Patkau Architects received the ‘Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture – Medal’ by the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC). This award recognizes excellence in completed architectural projects led or designed by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) members.
At 52 storeys, 3 Civic Plaza is the third tallest building in British Columbia, and an anchor to the fastest growing metro centre in the province. It houses a luxury hotel, an urban campus for Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a rooftop garden, and 348 residential condominium units, all accessed by an expansive central lobby linking the building’s many uses.
The Ferris Elementary School in Richmond, B.C. is the winner of the annual Greenest School in Canada competition, conducted by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools.
Zero-lot-line-construction typically requires the application of blindside waterproofing to various types of shoring conditions. Some waterproofing consultants and professionals feel redundant waterproofing is the most effective method in these conditions.
Vancouver-based design practice Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) has promoted Alan Davies and Alex Percy to principal, with Mark Simpson and Matt Wood as associate principal. Michael Fugeta and Matthew Fellows have been named new associate members of the leadership team.
Proper specification, design, and installation of a zinc roof can provide an esthetically appealing, cost-effective, durable system capable of lasting for up to 80 years. To realize the full potential of a zinc roof, it is important to understand not only project-specific conditions, but also the material’s composition and colour palette, seam types, attachment, and installation.