Canada's building design newsletter; Information and thought leadership to advance your architecture or engineering practice


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Canada's building design newsletter

Information and thought leadership to advance your architecture or engineering practice


By JOC News Service (Journal of Commerce)
Cities and communities in Ontario, Nunavut, Nova Scotia and Quebec are winners of the country's first-ever Smart Cities Challenge, and will receive prizes worth a total of $75 million to implement connected technology and data solutions in their communities over the next five years. Read more


By Patricia Williams (Daily Commercial News)
Lead designer Provencher_Roy envisions significant greening as well as the enhancement of heritage and historic characteristics for the heart of downtown Montreal. Read more



By Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)
The North Campus Infrastructure project at the British Columbia Institute of Technology has won an Envision Gold award for its sustainability efforts. The project’s electrical upgrades will “complement and enhance” the initiative to design and construct Canada’s first Smart Power Microgrid. Read more


PC Urban

PC Urban transforms 1920s building to revive stacked industrial

By Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)
IntraUrban Evolution is a new project in Vancouver aiming to revive the inner city vertical industrial concept that used to dominate major cities before industrial spaces were moved to modern industrial parks. Read more


Yallowega Belanger Salach Architecture + Moriyama & Teshima Architects

Construction set to start on Sudbury Place des Arts

By Patricia Williams (Daily Commercial News)
Designed by a consortium of Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture and Moriyama Teshima Architects, the four-storey multidisciplinary arts centre of excellence is a first of its kind in northern Ontario. Read more


By Mark Hutchinson (Daily Commercial News)
It’s a fact: Zero Carbon Buildings are not only good for the planet, but a good financial investment too. Read more


Province of B.C.

Bing Thom's eye-catching engineering landmark opens in Surrey

By JOC News Service (Journal of Commerce)
Simon Fraser University has opened its new $126M state-of-the-art facility for sustainable energy engineering, designed by the late architect Bing Thom. Read more


Vancouver tops Canada in construction costs

By Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)
According to a recent international survey of construction markets, Vancouver is the most expensive place to build in Canada – and the 14th priciest location globally. Read more


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