Diamond Schmitt Architects has won a Civic Trust Award for the National Arts Centre (NAC) rejuvenation project in Ottawa. Now in its 60th year, the international event is the longest-running built environment awards program in Europe.
The Senate of Canada will move into the Government Conference Centre while Parliament’s Centre Block is rehabilitated. In early 2015, the architectural plans for the Senate’s temporary home called for three new committee rooms at the revamped Government Conference Centre. The only problem was the resulting bare walls.
The F. Ross Browne Award recognizes editorial excellence in Construction Canada. It was presented this year to Brian Burton for “Parliamentary Privileges, The Past and Future of the Houses on the Hill,” from the July 2017 issue.
The procurement process a new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility has entered a new phase. A City of Ottawa request for qualifications (RFQ) process for professional design services, initiated in May of 2017, has resulted in the selection of five shortlisted teams from 33 submissions. The teams have been invited to participate in the request for proposals (RFP) process.
The federal government is moving forward with the renovation of the West Memorial Building in Ottawa aiming to make the structure as green as possible while respecting its heritage character. Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning were awarded a $14.2 million contract to provide design and architectural services for the project.
Two Ottawa buildings owned by investment firm KingSett Capital are the first office properties in the nation’s capital to commit to the Wired Certification platform. Launched in Canada by WiredScore last October, the platform rates the technological capacity in commercial buildings, providing property owners with a transparent assessment of the quality of buildings’ internet connectivity.
Earlier this month, American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) announced the winners of the 2018 AIA New York Design Awards during a symposium at the Center for Architects. A total of 32 projects were recognized with Honor, Merit, or Citation awards across four categories: architecture, interiors, projects, and urban design.
On New Year’s Eve, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC) will debut the Kipnes Lantern—the signature feature of its architectural rejuvenation project. Developed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the three-storey installation is the largest transparent light-emitting diode (LED) screen in North America.