The Marine Drive Academy, designed by architecture firm FBM, serves approximately 270 students from pre-primary through grade 12 and surrounding communities on the province’s rural Eastern Shore. It stands as a beacon for the area with the mandate to foster an environment.
To move the industry forward, it is critical to understand architects’ and designers’ perspectives of wanting luminaires with sleek, low-profile styles to elevate health-care lighting design while providing glare-free, comfortable illumination that supports the visual tasks of staff, and enhances the overall well-being of patients.
Blanchette Architectes recently designed Minéral, the latest bar project from entrepreneurs and restaurateurs Mathieu Ménard and Steve Grenier. A wine bar by day and a nightclub after dark, the festive space creates a discreet atmosphere in the heart of Montréal’s Gay Village.
Smart lighting brings to a project a variety of sensors and technologies that enable a lighting infrastructure to become home minders, part of an entertainment assembly, security and fire-safety devices, and tools that help a business save money by optimizing luminaire use and providing information to HVAC and other building systems.
To address unintended and unwanted killing of birds, the federal government commissioned the National Standard of Canada group to prepare the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A460:19, Bird-friendly building design, in order to help building industry professionals, including architects, developers, and owners, to make structures safe for birds.
Human-centric lighting can help achieve more natural skin tones and warmer wood colours, increased vibrancy of objects, and a pleasant environment for building occupants. This article makes a case for turning the focus on the users of a facility and selecting light sources that will not only be functional, sustainable, and esthetically pleasing, but also enhance occupant experience.