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How a B.C. architecture firm is making a splash in public pool design
The Province
Surrey's Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre will be the ultimate immersive experience. The aquatic centre, which will open in the fall of 2015, will feature a rippling roof line that mimics undulating waves. Walking into the $55 million complex will be like plunging into a huge breaker.
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OAA brings sustainable building challenge to Canada with Architecture 2030
Canadian Architect
The Ontario Association of Architects is bringing the 2030 Challenge to Canada with an educational program to assist Ontario's architecture and construction community in eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through sustainable design. To help meet the ambitious goals of Architecture 2030, the OAA is partnering with AIA+2030 and offering its members 10 four-hour learning sessions, created to provide specific strategies to becoming carbon-neutral by the year 2030.
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Espace pour la vie : le concours international est lancé
Le concours international d'architecture visant la construction d'un pavillon de verre au Jardin botanique, l'agrandissement de l'Insectarium et le réaménagement des écosystèmes du Biodôme de Montréal a officiellement été lancé. Orchestré par Espace pour la vie, l'organisme qui gère ces trois institutions en plus du Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, ce projet obtiendra un investissement de 45 millions de dollars du gouvernement québécois.
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Le St-Jude / Thomas Balaban Architect
Arch Daily
The St-Jude spa and wellness center is housed in the decommissioned structure and extension to the Dominican church and sanctuary to Our Lady of the Rosary and to Saint Jude. The 1907 stone, brick, and steel structure occupies a busy stretch of St-Denis Street, one of Montreal's principal commercial arteries and is situated at the heart of the Plateau, one of Montreal's most vibrant residential districts.
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Les infrastructures de Parcs Canada se trouvent dans un mauvais état
Le Huffington Post
Le délabrement des forts militaires, maisons historiques et autres actifs patrimoniaux de Parcs Canada est encore plus important que ce qu'avait d'abord évalué l'agence fédérale. C'est du moins ce qu'a conclu une firme indépendante chargée de réviser l'inventaire de Parcs Canada déterminant la nature des travaux de réparation nécessaires de ses différentes structures à travers le pays.
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  Are Inefficient BIM Processes Dragging Down Your Team's Performance?

Wherever your firm may be in the adoption of BIM, if you’ve invested in tools like Autodesk’s Revit, you need to ensure that you reap the benefits. Yet, it’s difficult for project teams to recognize the flaws in their workflows. IMAGINiT’s Revit Health Check can help.

Prix de Rome en architecture, début de carrière du Conseil des arts du Canada
Le Courrier de l'Architecte
Le Prix de Rome en architecture, début de carrière, du Conseil des arts du Canada, établi en 2010, est décerné à un nouveau diplômé d'une école d'architecture canadienne qui démontre par ses études, son travail et le projet soumis, un potentiel exceptionnel comme futur architecte. Pour la première fois, ce prestigieux prix est attribué à un francophone et à un étudiant provenant de l'Ecole d'architecture de l'Université Laval.
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Halifax city staff recommending approval of major downtown development
Metro News
The architects behind the proposed redevelopment of an entire city block in downtown Halifax are hoping their few exceptions to the land-use bylaw will be accepted. HRM's Design Review Committee will debate a staff report that recommends the 22nd Commerce Square project go ahead to the permit and construction phases.
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Université de Montréal Campus Outremont: services professionnels en architecture pour le nouveau Complexe des sciences
L'Université de Montréal (UdeM) lance le processus d'appels d'offres publics pour le choix des architectes en vue de la construction de son complexe des sciences sur le site de l'ancienne gare de triage Outremont. Les appels d'offres publics pour le choix des ingénieurs suivront dans quelques jours.
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2014 Marble Architectural Awards for North America
Canadian Architect
Organized by the Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara, the Italian Trade Agency, and the Italian Marble Center (Los Angeles), the 5th Marble Architectural Awards, dedicated this year to projects in North America (Canada, United States and Mexico), will be held in Carrara, Italy from May 21-24, 2014. The awards program recognizes distinguished architectural projects in which natural stones have been substantially, masterfully and visibly used.
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Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Tokyo
Archinect is delighted to present 5468796 Architecture's travelogue for their award-winning research project, Table for Twelve. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize will support the firm's worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.

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From strip club to an arts centre — a Hamilton transformation story
Daily Commercial News
It is not every day that a firm of architects is retained to transform a former strip club into a combined arts centre/loft development. But Thier + Curran Architects (TCA) did just that, at 95 King St. E. in downtown Hamilton, ON. Armed with a modest $3 million construction budget, the firm converted a building that was well over 100 years old into an arts centre with a multi-purpose gallery/event space, eight artist studios, a meeting room and 12 loft apartments.

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What King Street used to look like in Toronto
Is there a thoroughfare as historically important as King Street in Toronto? It would face stiff competition from Yonge and Queen (formerly Lot) streets, to be sure, but it's not for nothing that it bears the name of King George III, who ruled during the time that the Town of York was founded. Once home to the mighty Massey Ferguson buildings (stretching west from Massey St.), the Otto Higel Building (at Bathurst), Upper Canada College (at John), the Rossin House Hotel (at York), and the Toronto Star Building (near Bay), the street has lost some remarkable structures over time.

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Architect has big designs for the future
Calgary Herald
As a young man with a keen interest in design and a desire to become an architect, Marvin DeJong began his career by taking the architectural technician course at SAIT Polytechnic. It was a good grounding but he was frustrated to then learn that, back in the 1980s, he was not able to get credit to apply to Canadian universities.
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