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M-Rad Inc.

By Matthew Rosenberg (Daily Commercial News)
Launched six years ago from an apartment, M-Rad studio now has 20 employees working on 24 active projects around the world. With less than 50 per cent of architecture firms surviving their first five years in business, which business development strategies actually work? Read more



Canadian architects sign credentials pact with Europeans

By Don Wall (Daily Commercial News)
Canadian and European architects have signed a new agreement that will offer reciprocal recognition of credentials and will have significant benefits for practitioners and the profession in Canada. Read more

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David Correa

Robots carved Wander Wood

By Warren Frey (Journal of Commerce)
Students at the University of British Columbia have used the oldest material available and the newest in robotics to create a temporary art installation on the campus. Read more

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Suzanne Lacasse

Influential engineer surprised by Order of Canada nod

By Don Wall (Daily Commercial News)
Quebec-born, Oslo-based geotechnical engineer Suzanne Lacasse was recently named an officer of the Order of Canada. Through her consulting, she has improved international practices and standards for slope stability and landslides, constructing offshore oil and wind platforms, and the integrity of dams. Read more


Government of Yukon

By Don Wall (Daily Commercial News)
Construction of the largest gold mine in Yukon's history has passed the halfway mark, as crews push through the cold northern winter. If all goes as planned, production of the first dore is expected in the second half of 2019. Read more


Coolearth Architecture and CS&P Architects

By Dan O'Reilly (Daily commercial News)
Perched in Toronto’s northwest quadrant, Mount Dennis is the city’s greenest community and it’s about to get even greener with the arrival of Toronto’s first net zero facility. The Mount Dennis Child Care Centre will also be the city’s largest daycare at 18,000 square feet. Read more


Ben Hayward

Athletic architect creates tiny home as master’s project

By Warren Frey (Journal of Commerce)
The interior of architect and Olympic-level kayaking athlete Ben Hayward’s tiny home is designed in clean lines that give a visual impression of a larger space than the structure’s actual size of 180 square feet. Read more


Architect reveals new buzzword in construction management

By Don Wall (Daily commercial News)
Architect and author Brian Palmquist has spent decades analyzing construction management efficiencies and devising processes to help designers and constructors work faster and better. Recently, he laid out one simple tenet to strive for: immediacy. Read more


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