Formline Architecture + Urbanism, Chevalier Morales architectes, and Architecture49 have designed Saskatoon’s new central library, inspired by the traditional First Nation and Métis architecture to bring reconciliation and sustainability to the forefront.
George Brown College’s mass timber building, Limberlost Place, currently under construction in Toronto at the Waterfront campus, is shortlisted for a 2022 World Architecture Festival award and is already one of the 20 winners of the special WAFX award.
University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)’s civil engineering assistant professor, Dr. Ramla Qureshi, and her team will be given a grant of $132,000 over a period of five years from the Discovery Grants (DG) program by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to perform research on the resilience of wood-steel hybrid buildings.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has certified the 86.6-m (284-ft), 25-storey Ascent building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the tallest mass timber structure in the world in two categories—the tallest timber building overall, and the World’s Tallest Timber-Concrete Hybrid Building.
B.C.’s recent $250,000 funding to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will support the development of additional programming to equip tradespeople with in-demand skills for better uptake of mass timber in construction.
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