Metrolinx, the transit authority for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), has awarded French global firm VINCI Construction Grands Projets (VINCI) the civil contract for the design-build-finance of a major portion of the Ontario Line.
Indeed, as a project matures, it becomes increasingly difficult, as well as costly, to make effective changes to the performance. In response to this need, KPMB LAB, the research and innovation group at KPMB Architects, has developed a basic energy modelling tool for internal use on projects. This article discusses how the tool works, how it relates to more comprehensive energy modelling software, and how it can be useful to an architect during concept and schematic design phases.
The Meeting Place at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), located in the heritage-status William G. Davis Building, underwent a challenging renovation, sensitive to the historical context of the building.
As for a project work site, there are three considerations: intrusion, interruption, and injury; and these are also the three most common threats to productivity, profitability, and employee welfare. Risk management is essential to all aspects of the architectural vision and building construction phase.
A series of five student residences at the University of British Columbia (UBC), tə šxʷhəleləm̓s tə k̓ʷaƛ̓kʷəʔaʔɬ (The Houses of the Ones Belonging to the Saltwater), address the importance of student wellness, inclusivity, and sustainable design through their dynamic programming, visual transparency, and context-responsive materiality.
The design for the Dining and Operations Centre at the University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) in King Township, Ontario, reimagines the future of school design by combining sustainability and high design without compromising on esthetics.
Accessibility is generally recognized as an important element of architectural design practice. Over the past two decades, municipalities, provinces, and territories across the country developed various policies, guidelines, and codes aiming to improve accessibility of public buildings and spaces, as well as dwellings.
C.F. Crozier & Associates Inc. (Crozier), a building and land development consulting firm, will build a new head office in Collingwood, Ont., incorporating sustainable and biophilic design elements, including a mass timber structure as a nod to the town’s shipbuilding history.
Montreal’s Rosemont Centre recently added an aquatic side to the facility, basing it on a layout of interconnected interfaces between the different programming areas of sports, cultural, and community activities, to kindle a sense of exploration and involvement in diverse activities.
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