Three Major Projects for Montréal’s 375th Anniversary in 2017 The Montréal Space for Life, in keeping with their desire to meld art, science and emotion, announced the launch of an architecture competition of international scope, on February 10, 2014. The competition, inspired by the Space for Life mission, calls for designs for three major projects:… Read more
Post-Disaster Response Safety Assessment Program Committee is seeking new members. Architects and interns have expressed an interest in playing a key role in supporting government responses following any major disaster. AIBC has been invited to join other professional associations who are involved in municipal and provincial Disaster preparedness programs. The Post-Disaster Response Safety Assessment Program Committee… Read more
The BC Society of Landscape Architects will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year and are planning their Anniversary Gala which will be held on April 26, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. The Gala is an opportunity for BCSLA Members and Associates to recognize the good work that is being done around the… Read more
The Women of Distinction Awards is YWCA Metro Vancouver’s premier fundraising event. The Awards recognize outstanding women and workplaces and, since 1984, has honoured 247 award recipients and more than 1,450 nominees. In addition to recognizing the nominees, this event highlights and raises funds for the programs and services that help improve the lives of… Read more
Nate Berg in Los Angeles theguardian.com, Friday, 14 February, 2014 There’s a very special hole in the ground in downtown Los Angeles. It’s the site of the future Wilshire Grand, a 73-storey building filled with offices, retail and hotel rooms that will, when it opens in 2017, be the tallest building in the city, and… Read more
By ENR Staff Engineering News-Record, February 12, 2014 This $55-million renovation and modernization project kept intact the 100-plus-year-old King Street Station’s historic elements, including the original windows and doors, while performing a complete structural upgrade. During construction, the station, which serves about 10,000 people a day, remained operational. Highlights of the project included the rehabilitation… Read more
By Bruce Constantineau, Vancouver Sun, February 13, 2014 The City of Vancouver’s new chief housing officer, Mukhtar Latif, was hired four months ago to “identify, appraise and deliver more affordable housing in the city.” It’s a gargantuan task, but one the former Londoner is keen to take on. Latif most recently worked with U.K.-based international… Read more
In 1954, TRB was established as Toby & Russell Architects. As of February 5, 2014 they renamed their firm. TRB is now known as RATIO ARCHITECTURE. INTERIOR DESIGN. PLANNING.
TB14-01 Published: January, 2014 This guideline document was prepared to inform responsible parties abut the appropriate use and limitations of CSA A440S1-09, commonly known as the Canadian Supplement, for specifying fenestration performance grades. Click here here to view the full document.
Members are advised that AIBC Council has supported the principle of electronic voting (“e-voting”) for council elections and bylaw changes. At its January 21 meeting, council asked the Bylaw Review Committee to inform and seek feedback from members leading to a possible bylaw vote authorizing e-voting. Currently, council elections are conducted using paper ballots that… Read more