Located in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, 77 Wade Avenue aims to be the tallest modern mass timber office and commercial building in the country that is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Glass has the capacity to be part of beautifully designed buildings, to make a statement, and to allow for dramatic views of the outside from within. It can be specified to add a sense of lightness to a structure as well as to convey a modern, impressive, and eye-catching look. At the same time, it must meet the project’s performance requirement because of today’s focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.
An interesting dynamic in commercial building design is the dual need for compartmentation and transparency to help promote occupant well-being. Far too often, these demands conflict in areas with fire- and life-safety criteria.
The newly named Zatzman Sportsplex has opened in Dartmouth, N.S. A $28-million renovation and expansion designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Abbott Brown Architects adds new amenities and services to this major civic recreational facility.
On Thursday, February 14, the Vancouver Chapter will have a lunch meeting at Sandman Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mark Jacobson, CSI (Kuraray America), will present on “Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass.”
Attend the CSC Vancouver’s lunch meeting to learn more about designing safer glass railings with laminated glass. The event will take place at the Sandman Hotel on Thursday, February 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Earlier this month, construction was completed on Rigaud City Hall, a new civic administration facility for a small Québec community. Designed by Affleck de la Riva Architects, the urban redevelopment project proposes the reorganization of a section of the historic village centre and the city hall building.
Architects and specifiers can go “green” by employing channel glass, as glass is a recyclable material. Additionally, it provides natural daylight, controls acoustics, and improves energy efficiency. Some channel glasses are also bird friendly.