News Clips/ Les manchettes
Oct. 11, 2013

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada welcomes project submissions for In-Context Video Series
Canadian Architect
Think your project tells a compelling story about contemporary Canadian architecture? Share it with the RAIC and it might get profiled on In-Context, a web-based video documentary series presented by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). More

Canada's new architecture school: Inspired by nature to fuel a northern spirit
The Globe and Mail
The intersection of Elm and Elgin streets in Sudbury is a historic midpoint for Canada. For most of the 20th century, the Edwardian building on one corner was a telegraph station and ticket office for CP Rail. Now it has a more creative and dignified role: It is home to faculty and 70 students in Laurentian University's new School of Architecture, a bilingual institution and the first new Canadian architecture school in 40 years. "We're quite exposed here — right in the middle of things," said the school's founding director, Terrance Galvin.More

MSDL architectes remporte le concours pour la nouvelle bibliothèque municipale Paul-Mercier
Kollectif
Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes a été retenu parmi les quatre finalistes pour la conception et la construction de la future bibliothèque municipale Paul-Mercier de Blainville. Le comité de sélection a ainsi recommandé le projet clé en main présenté par COSOLTEC inc., qui s'est classé en première position.More

La CMM réclame à nouveau un concours pour le pont Champlain
OAQ
Les 82 maires de la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) ont réitéré le 3 octobre leur demande au gouvernement fédéral de s'engager à lancer un concours international d'architecture pour le nouveau pont Champlain dans les plus brefs délais. Cette demande, à l'unanimité suivait celle du conseil municipal de Montréal, également à l'unanimité.More

Duchess Park Secondary School / HCMA
Arch Daily
Situated in the historic Crescents neighbourhood of Prince George, B.C., Canada, Duchess Park Secondary School is a state-of-the-art building designed expressly for its northern climate. The two-level school sustains a diverse educational community of nearly 1,000 individuals. The general environment of the school — that of a modern collegiate campus — maintains the school community's rich tradition of academic and athletic excellence while promoting inclusiveness to all of its students.More

Heritage advisors delay demolition approval of James Baptist in Hamilton
CBC News
Hamilton's heritage committee says it needs more information before offering its approval of a developer's request to demolish most of James Street Baptist Church. Hamilton's municipal heritage permit review subcommittee, which has only an advisory role, voted to hold off on the matter James Street Baptist is part of a historic group of buildings in the downtown core. More

Parc olympique de Montréal — Des étudiants de l'Université de Montréal élaborent des visions d'aménagement
Kollectif
Durant la session d'automne 2013, les étudiants de 4e année de l'École d'architecture de paysage de l'Université de Montréal élaboreront des visions d'aménagement des espaces publics extérieurs du Parc olympique. L'équipe du Parc olympique a chaudement accueilli cette initiative, proposée par messieurs Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec et Patrick Marmen, respectivement professeur titulaire et agent de recherche.More

Restoration architect urges town to take action to save Sackville United Church
Sackville Tribune-Post
One of Canada's leading experts in restoring heritage buildings is urging Sackville town council to help support the community's efforts to save a downtown landmark that has been a part of the local landscape for 135 years. Preservation architect Chris Borgal of Toronto paid a visit to Sackville to take a tour of the historic Sackville United Church, which is in a state of disrepair and under the threat of the wrecking ball.More

Premier: Ontario infrastructure needs further investment
Daily Commercial News
Increased investment is the cure to the province's ailing infrastructure, according to Ontario's Premier. "I'm 60 years old and my elbows are creaking, well so are some of those bridges and roads," said Premier Kathleen Wynne, in front of a large crowd of LIUNA (Labourers' International Union of North America) Local 183 members. More

Ground set to break on new Globe and Mail building
Daily Commercial News
Developer First Gulf is poised to break ground in October on the 500,000-square-foot Globe and Mail Centre, a 17-storey office tower set to transform Toronto's downtown east side. The building, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will be the new home of Canada's national newspaper and anchor the emerging St. Lawrence neighbourhood as a hub of urban activity and corporate offices.More

How much will it cost to start my own architecture firm?
Arch Daily
Starting your own firm is a daunting task, especially if you're not completely sure of what you're getting yourself into. Author Mark LePage, founder of Entrepreneur Architect knows this firsthand. This guide, originally published on Entrepreneur Architect, discusses the financial implications of starting your own firm and acts as a guide through the challenge, leading you to success. More

Gulf Islands Residence / RUFproject
Arch Daily
A conscious decision was made to root the design of the house in the regional, west coast vernacular pioneered by architects such as Ron Thom andArthur Erickson, beginning in the 1950s. The stylei s characterized by post-and beam-construction with exposed timber structural members, extensive glazing, open floor plans, interior-exterior links, wood finishes, flat roofs, orientation to views and a delicate balance with the natural setting.More

Chevalier Morales architectes en consortium avec DMA architectes remporte le concours de la bibliothèque de Pierrefonds
Kollectif
Le conseil de l'arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro a adopté une résolution entérinant le choix du jury qui a sélectionné le consortium Chevalier Morales architectes et DMA architectes parmi quatre équipes finalistes à l'issue de la deuxième étape du concours d'architecture pour la rénovation et l'agrandissement de la bibliothèque de Pierrefonds.More