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Jul. 17, 2015

RAIC seeks Executive Director
Canadian Architect
Established in 1907, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is a voluntary national association representing 5,200 members in Canada. The RAIC is recognized as the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, championing sustainable growth and demonstrating how smart design can enhance quality of life, while addressing important issues of society through responsible architecture.More

First foreign architect accredited under new agreement
Journal of Commerce
Australian Andrew J.D. Scott is the first architect to be registered in Canada under a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) between Australia, New Zealand and Canada. After two years of negotiations, the MRA was signed in February of this year and allows for fast-track registration of architects in the three countries. The framework is intended to facilitate the provision of architectural services between participating economies around the Pacific Rim.More

Memorial gets funding boost from former communist countries
Ottawa Citizen
The governments of two former Soviet bloc countries are donating money to help fund Ottawa's controversial Memorial to the Victims of Communism, citing enthusiasm for the project among their diaspora. Recently, the government of the Czech Republic quietly decided it would give 400,000 Czech crowns — a little more than $20,000 — to Tribute to Liberty, the charity seeking to have the monument built. Earlier this year, the government of Latvia donated 10,000 euros, or roughly $14,000, to the charity.More

Monument aux victimes du communisme: justifié... mais contestable
Le Devoir
Dans son article intitulé « Un monument à la droite canadienne », Yakov Rabkin a invoqué une série d'arguments historiques et politiques contre le projet du monument aux victimes du communisme à Ottawa. Nous n'entendons pas ici défendre ce projet, proposé par le ministre fédéral de la Défense. La critique de M. Rabkin me semble pertinente, mais j'estime que ses arguments auraient intérêt à être étudiés dans une autre perspective.More

How the right architecture can make you love life
National Post
Settled in the landscape like a modernist temple, Paul Raff Studio's update to a classic fifties ranch house doesn't seem as large as it really is. Echo House, as Raff and his team call it, is both rigorously disciplined in its simple details, and a very comfortable family home. And while it certainly addresses the practical, it's also a beautiful example of how luxury is about more than just impressive embellishments.More

Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia opens
Canadian Architect
Designed by KPMB Architects in joint venture with Hughes Condon Marler, the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at the University of British Columbia recently opened, the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Vancouver campus. The three-storey glazed pavilion building is designed to contribute to street-level vitality while creating a signature building for the University, along with past, present and future alumni.More

Architect's career starts with Lego
Peak Online
He has come a long way since his days of playing Lego — now Powell River's Vance Harris helps assemble multi-million dollar skyscrapers in Vancouver. At DIALOG (Architecture) in Vancouver, Harris is one of the principal architects working on the award-winning 500-foot twisting tower called Vancouver House at the corner of Beach Avenue and Howe Street. "There was lots of Lego as a kid... I enjoyed making the jump to technical Lego with gears and moving pieces; I even had Space Lego," laughed Harris.More

Kelowna, Canada : Une résidence sur quatre étages au bord du lac Okanagan
Juchée sur une falaise au bord du lac Okanagan, cette résidence se dresse sur 1580 mètres carrés d'espace habitable. La vue offerte sur le lac est tout bonnement imprenable. Il s'agit là d'un des principaux atouts du complexe résidentiel privé de prestige Sheerwater. Cette vaste demeure profite à la fois d'un voisinage de choix et du calme de la ville de Kelowna. Le design est conçu par l'architecte David Tyrell. Il inclue des éléments occidentaux et d'autres inspirés par la culture asiatique.More

Commerce Design Montreal awards celebrate city's small, vibrant spaces
The Globe and Mail
The room is long, cool and sleek: Its woodwork is dressed in black, and a grid of blond wood slats weaves across the ceiling. White tile splays light back into the room, where servers prepare lattes and serve up tarts. The space, conceived by the local architecture office NatureHumaine, is up for a design award this summer — and it is a chain bakery in Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal.More