News Clips/ Les manchettes
Oct. 10, 2014

5 futuristic office buildings that already exist
Financial Post
There are few sectors where the move toward greater sustainability is being driven by the market itself. Commercial real estate is one of them. According to an industry survey by McGraw Hill Construction and the Canada Green Building Council, energy-efficient buildings cost more to make but less to operate — the latter typically offsetting former in eight years for new buildings and seven years for retrofits.More

Le Festival mondial d'architecture dévoile ses lauréats 2014
L'actualité
Chaque année, depuis sept ans, le World Architecture Festival décerne ses palmes d’excellence aux édifices les plus remarquables à avoir vu le jour (ou à avoir été conçus) l’année qui précède l’événement. Devant 2 000 architectes, designers et autres adeptes de la chose bâtie, réunis à Singapour au début du mois, l’édition 2014 de ce festival a ainsi couronné plusieurs créations, dont une provenant du Canada : l’Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, en Colombie-Britannique, dans la catégorie Projets futurs.More

Stunning two-storey deck named People's Choice at Housing Design Awards
Ottawa Citizen
Most of Ottawa snuggled indoors last recently, safe from the rain and chilly October temperatures. Not Ken Neufeld. The federal public servant, dedicated outdoorsman, enthusiastic cook and garden labourer snoozed peacefully on the top level of one of the city’s most extravagant two-storey decks. Granted, screens and three-season windows protected the western red cedar interior.More

Art gallery design wins architecture award but not contract
Times Colonist
A design proposal for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has won international recognition at the World Architecture Festival. The design, however, will never be built. Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture and Number TEN architectural group of Victoria were among three teams shortlisted for the AGGV’s $14 million expansion contract. More

Project success driven by team
Daily Commercial News
The realization of a building requires a formidable team, and each member of the team is in a position of leadership during some of the phases of the project. For example: at the programming stage, the owner is in the lead; during the development permit stage, it can be argued that the municipality's planning personnel is in the lead; during the design stage, the architect leads; during construction, the builder leads. More

Découvrir l'architecture de notre paysage
Le Devoir
Fruit de près de 25 ans de recherche et de 9 ans d’écriture, le livre tant attendu de Ron Williams, Architecture du paysage du Canada, est maintenant sur les tablettes. Architecte, professeur retraité de l’École d’architecture du paysage de l’Université de Montréal, l’auteur est un érudit fascinant. Entrevue.More

Westmount recognized for going green
The Westmount Examiner
Westmount’s efforts to go green has paid off as it was awarded a five bloom rating, courtesy of the Communities in Bloom organization, and a honourable mention for its highly-efficient Westmount Recreation Centre (WRC) during the 2014 National Symposium and Awards ceremony in Charlottetown, P.E.I, earlier this month. The city was judged according to the overall contributions of municipal council and departments, industries, businesses and the private sector with respect to the following criteria: tidiness; environmental action; heritage conservation; urban forestry; landscape and floral displays.More

Architecture: quand Montréal rachète Toronto
La Presse
La nouvelle est passée « sous le radar » à son annonce jeudi soir, mais elle n’en demeure pas moins majeure dans le secteur québécois de l’architecture. Le groupe Lemay, de Montréal, rachète les trois filiales québécoises du groupe torontois IBI, soit DAA, Cardinal Hardy Architectes et Martin Marcotte /Architectes. Le montant de la transaction n’a pas été divulgué, mais on sait que la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec injectera 6 millions de dollars, sous forme de prêt.More

Why Frank Lloyd Wright's interior designs never go out of style
The Globe and Mail
A true visionary and idealistic iconoclast, Frank Lloyd Wright is universally recognized as one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Wright spoke frequently about “an architecture for democracy.” This had much to do with his belief that individuality was important and that because individuals were important they deserved spaces where their full potential would be encouraged to develop. It followed then that place making was an important ritual and that the quality of that place mattered a great deal. More

Vancouver head planner puts sustainability first
The Vancouver Sun
When the City of Vancouver named Brian Jackson as general manager of planning and development in August 2012, he quickly took aim at the city’s community amenity contributions (CACs) — a system through which the city demands extra money from developers to help pay for additional amenities such as parks, social housing and daycares. More

5 futuristic office buildings that already exist
Financial Post
There are few sectors where the move toward greater sustainability is being driven by the market itself. Commercial real estate is one of them. According to an industry survey by McGraw Hill Construction and the Canada Green Building Council, energy-efficient buildings cost more to make but less to operate — the latter typically offsetting former in eight years for new buildings and seven years for retrofits.More

World's tallest wooden building proposed in Canada
IHB
The University of British Columbia has expressed its interest to build a wood-based high-rise tower between 16 to 18 storeys at its Point Grey campus in Vancouver. At a height of 53 metres, it will be the world's tallest wooden building of its kind, vancitybuzz.com says. In this respect, the university has issued an Express of Interest to architectural companies for the design of the building. More

Moriyama RAIC Student Scholarships awarded to 3 students
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation have announced the three winners of the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize BMO Financial Group Scholarships. They are: Loïc Jasmin, Université de Montréal; Benny Kwok, Dalhousie University; and Shu Yin Wu, University of Waterloo. Each has won a $5,000 scholarship for writing an illustrated 1,000-word essay on the topic: Why Do I Want to be an Architect.More