Eliminating the Gap Between Theory and Practice

February 27, 2009

Adjacent to Vancouver International Airport and the Fraser River, located on an environmentally sensitive riverfront, the design brief for BCIT’s Aerospace Technology Campus featured numerous challenges, including proximity to highway frontage, its position on an…

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Designing a Landmark

February 1, 2009

The design of the Safeway store on the corner of Robson and Denman Streets in Vancouver, Canada provided the opportunity to create a landmark building on the site and serve as a catalyst for redevelopment in…

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Kasian to Lead $356M Rejuvenation Project

October 4, 2008

Edmonton – International design firm Kasian has been chosen by the provincial government to lead the $356-million rejuvenation project of the Federal Building. The restored building will include a new 650-stall underground parkade and will…

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Far More Than Child’s Play

September 1, 2008

In the spring of 2005, the University of Calgary (U of C) initiated a request for proposals (RFP) for its Child Development Centre (CDC). The intent was to build a highly sustainable centre for child…

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Going Green

August 1, 2008

Like surfboarders getting ready to catch the big wave at the right time, many of Alberta’s construction-industry players are paying attention to the massive wave of “sustainable construction” hitting the province’s construction market. “I think…

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Cultural Centre Contractors Announced

June 20, 2008

The official announcement of the selected proponent for the design/build project was made at a special regular meeting of city council June 20. “It’s going to hold a lot of people for some pretty exciting…

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Workplaces that Protect the Planet

April 19, 2008

The next generation of environmentally-friendly workplaces will not only have a carbon-neutral footprint and improve the health of workers, but could actually produce enough power of their own to add energy to the regional power…

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Canadian National Railway Office – Walker Office

April 1, 2008

With a lineage that can be traced back to the nineteenth century, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is an organization deeply steeped in tradition. After rolling with the punches of the Great Depression, transporting cargo…

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YVR Link Building

April 1, 2008

The ongoing build at the Vancouver International Airport has come with great challenges and great success.  The latest and perhaps most important step on the path, the $117-million, 200,000-square-foot Link Building, is a good example…

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Calgary Courts Centre

December 1, 2007

A new courthouse for Calgary has been on the books for more than 20 years but expansion needs, new technology and the aging infrastructure of a number of government buildings in the downtown core meant…

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