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RAIC presents Canadian journalists with top architecture awards
Digital Journal
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada had announced this year's awards for media in architecture and the winner is the Montreal daily newspaper La Presse and two of its journalists. Each year The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) presents an award for the best coverage of architecture in the Canadian media. According to organization president Sam Oboh, RAIC acts as the voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada.
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La Presse et deux de ses journalistes honorés
La Presse
La Presse et deux de ses journalistes, Lucie Lavigne et François Cardinal, reçoivent le prestigieux Prix de la présidence pour les médias en architecture de 2015, de l'Institut royal d'architecture du Canada (IRAC), en reconnaissance de leur couverture exceptionnelle de l'architecture, de ses valeurs et de ses enjeux.
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2015 Wood design awards presented
Journal of Commerce
The best designed wood projects in British Columbia were recently honoured at a gala in Vancouver. The 11th Annual B.C. Wood Design Awards took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year, there were a record 107 nominations in 12 different categories from all over the province, as well as an international nomination of a B.C. project by a New York-based designer. "Each and every one of these projects is spectacular in its own right and demonstrates how wood can be used in innovative ways as an architectural and structural building material," said Lynn Embury-Williams, executive director of Wood WORKS! BC.
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'Design empathy' builds inclusive spaces for people with autism
The Globe and Mail
Architects and designers have been thinking about issues of this kind for decades. The idea of "universal design" was formalized in the 1960s, with the ambition to make places accessible to people with physical disabilities. That school of thought, today known as inclusive design, has grown to address a wider range of needs and experiences. And a growing set of laws, including Ontario's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, is pushing employers and institutions to ensure their practices and facilities are inclusive.
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Habitat 67 : une résidence montréalaise pensée par moshe safdie
Trends Periodical
A l'occasion de l'exposition universelle de 1967, la ville de Montréal a décidé de faire construire un complexe résidentiel nommé Habitat 67 afin d'illustrer le mouvement de libéralisation et d'ouverture au monde caractéristique de l'époque. Admiré par des visiteurs du monde entier, Habitat 67 est un lieu de prédilection pour 146 familles qui forment une véritable communauté dont la façon et le style de vivre sont enviés dans tout le Canada.
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Surrey Civic Centre architects honoured with OAA design award
Daily Commercial News
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is presenting Kasian and Moriyama & Teshima Architects with the 2015 Award for Design Excellence for the Surrey Civic Centre in Surrey, B.C. "Already we are seeing how powerful the new city hall has become as a catalyst for the creation of a new 'downtown Surrey' — new development is underway and a dynamic urban center is emerging," said Michael McDonald, Kasian project design principal.
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Signs of life emerge on Vancouver's once-stagnant downtown corner
The Vancouver Sun
The dingy, plus-sized marshmallow of a complex that for decades squatted atop Pacific Centre at Granville and Robson streets is officially gone, replaced by a glistening new mixed-use building that became home to its first round of occupants earlier this month. Cadillac Fairview's airy new complex was designed by local architect James K. M. Cheng — known for Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim and Shangri-La, among other developments.
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  Terrace Doors Compliment Modern Design

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Lemay designs new Artopex showroom in Old Montreal
Canadian Architect
Artopex, one of Quebec's largest manufacturers of office furniture, commissioned Lemay to design its new showroom in the heart of historic Old Montreal. The project is located in the prestigious former headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada. After sitting vacant for more than 25 years, the emblematic building has been completely revitalized and rethought in order to give Artopex a space that reflects its image and values.

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100 breathtaking buildings that represent the future of architecture
Fast Co.Exist
What's the future of architecture? Ask any architect and you'll probably get a different answer. But the future proposed by architect Marc Kushner, also the founder of, is an attractive one. Breathing buildings, treehouse-like structures—they're all there. Kushner spoke about his vision, laid out in a new book called The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings, at a lunch during this year's TED conference in Vancouver.

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Living with Lakes Centre receives 2 awards
Northern Life
Laurentian University's Vale Living with Lakes Centre (VLWLC) has been honoured with two prestigious awards from the Ontario Association of Architects. The centre is the winner of an OAA Design Excellence Award for 2015, as well as the OAA's Sustainable Design Excellence Award for 2015. The OAA's Design Excellence Awards are based on considerations of creativity, context, sustainability and legacy, and were awarded this year to 10 buildings designed by Ontario architects.

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Winning design announced for new Toronto Islands ferry terminal
The Globe and Mail
If all goes according to plan, Toronto's waterfront could get "a great green living room for the city." That is how the winning design for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park — by KPMB Architects, West 8 and Greenberg Consultants — was described by Donald Schmitt, who headed the jury of the design competition. The winning proposal, which the design team dubbed Harbour Landing, combines the two functions of terminal and park into one structure.
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