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RAIC launches Election 2015: Building better communities
Canadian Architect
What architecture or urban design issue would you like to see addressed in the political arena this fall? Use the hashtag #RAICVOTES on social media to let the RAIC know. Whether in a village or a large city, the way we plan, design, build and integrate our buildings and infrastructure has a significant impact on quality of life, the economy and the environment. Buildings and infrastructure that are durable, attractive, dignified and healthy represent a smart investment in Canada's prosperity and liveability.
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Before Calgary diners take their first bites, RAD Architecture has already dished up a feast for the eyes
Calgary Herald
Although RAD Architecture's name originated as an acronym formed from the two founding partners' maiden names (Ryan Andersen Design), "rad" has become a pretty fair description of the success the firm's current three owners — Kristen Lien, Kate Allen and Kelly Morrison — have found in the six years since they graduated from the master's of architecture program at the University of Calgary.
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Gananoque looks for architect to design addition to town hall
Gananoque Reporter
The Town of Gananoque has taken the first steps toward building an addition to its historic 184-year-old town hall. The town has issued a tender call for an architect to design an addition that would include more office space, new washrooms, an elevator and council chambers in the stately building. Mayor Erika Demchuk said the addition is necessary on several fronts — the need to conform to Ontario's accessibly laws, a desire to get all of the town's managers under one roof and the declining state of the existing building, particularly the bathrooms.
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Bartlett Lecture series to explore old and new N.L. architecture
The Telegram
Newfoundland architect Philip Pratt will lead participants on an exploration through old and new architecture in this year's Bartlett Lecture series. The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador released information recently about "Settled from the Sea," the 2015 edition of the Bartlett Lecture series. This year's lecture will be taking place at St. George's Heritage Church in Brigus.
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Abbaye Val Notre-Dame: Le monastère ouvre ses portes
L'Association forestière de Lanaudière et l'Abbaye Val Notre-Dame de Saint-Jean-de Matha proposent une visite guidée gratuite du monastère aux amateurs d'architecture nouvelle. Selon l'accueil du public, d'autres visites de ce lieu seront organisées en semaine ou en week-end au cours des semaines et mois à venir.
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New housing design for Arctic conditions, Inuit lifestyle
Radio Canada International
Typically, building design in Canada's far north has consisted more or less of designs from the south. These have not been particularly well-suited to the climate, nor to the lifestyle of the majority of residents who are Inuit or aboriginal. In the province of Quebec portions of the far northern region known as Nunavik stretch above the 60th parallel into the Arctic and adequate housing has long been an issue in the far northern region. Now the Societe d'habitation du Quebec, the province's social housing agency, has proposed a new housing design for the far north.
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A walk with John Turner, Brantford architect
Brantford Expositor
A walk along many of the older streets in Brantford reveals the historic fabric of our community. As far back as 1830, the Village of Brantford began to take shape when surveyor Levi Burwell laid out the original town plan. He had the foresight to set aside plots for a market, public square, county courthouse and municipal cemetery. Another gentleman, John Turner, whose family was in the building trades in Wales, spent seven years training with Cubbitts of London, England.
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How to 'get' and repair Uno Prii Annex grooviness
The Globe and Mail
Reporting for the Annex Gleaner in 2001, modern architecture enthusiast Alfred Holden lamented the loss of the "curvilinear, circle-patterned balcony railings" at 44 Walmer Rd., and called them the 1969 apartment building's "most artful and distinguishing feature." An Annex resident himself, Mr. Holden had written often about the whimsical designs of Estonian-born architect Uno Prii (1924-2000) and had interviewed the architect at his home, where sculpture, pottery and paintings by Prii's own hand were in full view.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Toronto City Hall presents 50th anniversary lecture series on modern architecture this fall (Canadian Architect)
New Queen Richmond Centre a head-turner (Daily Commercial News)
Viterra heritage building rejuvenated (The Leader-Post)
Pureté scandinave (La Presse)
Espace Danse shaping up to be Quebec's biggest dance centre (Montreal Gazette)
LEED Silver for Markham Stouffville Hospital (Daily Commercial News)

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