When designing the Towers of Love, Toronto-based architect Alva Roy aimed to evoke an emotional response from onlookers. The 22- and 24-storey towers stand alone, yet together. Each structure is contoured in such a way as to draw the eye to its mate. The result, Roy says, is a testament to the depths of romantic love and union.
Architects, engineers, designers, and contractors are invited to nominate projects for the 2018 Mississauga Urban Design Awards. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the theme for this year’s awards program is “Design That Moves Us.”
Earlier this month, members of Québec’s design community gathered at Casino de Montréal for the 11th Grands Prix Du Design awards ceremony. Hosted by journalist Herby Moreau, the event honoured more than 70 projects and designers.
Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) has announced the launch of the 5th annual “Tapping the Future” student design contest. The theme for this year’s competition is hospitality. Sponsored by the association’s Toronto and Grand Valley Chapters, the contest involves taking a physical space and demonstrating how it could be theoretically reimagined, enabling students to showcase their skills with architecture, building materials, and construction documentation.
For the last several years, Construction Canada has conducted an annual salary survey, publishing the results in the issue coinciding with Construction Specifications Canada’s (CSC) national conference.
Modern engineering and construction projects are growing ever more ambitious and complex. Technology plays an integral part in helping the industry to achieve such goals, enabling enhanced design, planning, and construction.
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