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Willingdon Park - Phase 6

  • Veronica Owens of Light House Sustainable Building Centre
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4321 Still Creek Drive Burnaby, British Columbia

Built in 2001, Willingdon Park - Phase 6 is a 6-story office building in Burnaby BC. It has undertaken significant capital and operational upgrades to improve building performance, and is pursuing certification in the LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) program. READ MORE

VPD Tactical Training Centre and Forensic Storage Facility

2010 Glenn Drive Vancouver , BC

The Vancouver Police Department Compound at 2010 Glen in Vancouver, BC contains two buildings constructed at separate phases. The Tactical Training Centre (VPD-TTC) is a 4,400 square meter (47,361 sft) police training facility representing the first phase of construction on this site. The VPD-TTC is owned by the City of Vancouver and tenanted by the Vancouver Police Department. This facility is intended for the training of officers and includes simulation-training rooms, firing ranges, classrooms and other facilities. The second phase consists of the Forensic Storage Facility (VPD FSF), a 9,050 square meter (97,413 sft) Post Disaster-level designed facility. Its evidence storage component is designed to accommodate all types of evidence including firearms, drugs, DNA samples, etc., with freezer rooms and climatic controls to provide the proper conditions to prevent degradation of evidence. The project is registered with the Canada Green Building Council and is aiming for LEED-NC Gold certification. READ MORE

Vancouver Olympic/ Paralympic Village

  • Interview: Ian Smith - Manager of Development SEFC & Olympic Village, COV
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  • Interview: Ian Smith - Manager of Development SEFC & Olympic Village, COV
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  • Interview: Ian Smith - Manager of Development SEFC & Olympic Village, COV
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1702 Columbia Street Vancouver, British Columbia

The Olympic and Paralympic Village is part of the Southeast False Creek (SEFC) development. The SEFC site includes 32 hectares of formerly industrial lands which constituted the last remaining tract of undeveloped waterfront land in downtown Vancouver. The SEFC development has over 600,000 square meters of residential development, approximately 6,200 housing units, and an estimated total population ranging from 10,000 to 12,000 people. The first phase of the development, completed at the end of 2009, temporarily accommodated athletes of the 2010 Olympic/Paralympic Winter Games, after which it was converted into a high-density, mixed-use sustainable neighbourhood with approximately 1,100 housing units. READ MORE

Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre Expansion Project

  • Jacques Boudreault - Partner, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership
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1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Convention Centre West was completed in April 2009, and highlights the best of west coast green building design and operation. It features a 5 acre living roof, on-site wastewater treatment plant, locally harvested and manufactured wood finishes, and a high quality, energy efficient environment. Building operators have implemented a green housekeeping program, a comprehensive green building tour, and have innovative waste management practices. It is targeting a LEED Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council. READ MORE

UW North Campus Phase I - LTC & RIA - The Village at University Gates

  • Village at University Gates - Richard Hammond of Cornerstone Architecture and Brad Schlegel of Schlegel Villages
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250 Laurelwood Drive Waterloo, Ontario

This is the first phase of a continuum of care community for seniors developed by Schlegel Villages in conjunction with the University of Waterloo. Phase I consists of a 192-bed Long Term Care Facility connected with a Research Institute for Aging. READ MORE

UBC Renew Biological Sciences Complex

  • Interview with Mike Champion - Project Manager
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6270 University Boulevard Vancouver, British Columbia

The project consists of renovation and upgrades to two wings of the Biological Sciences complex at UBC Point Grey campus, resulting in increased functionality, improvements in energy and water efficiency and some landscape work replacing existing planting with adaptive species for improved stormwater managment.  Renovation rather than demolition and building new was specifically chosen to reduce environmental impact.  READ MORE

Trout Lake Rink

  • Interview: Walter Francl - Walter Francl Architects
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3350 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC

Completed in 2009, the replacement of Trout Lake Ice Rink at John Hendry Park in Vancouver was the first stage of revitalizing this important civic gathering place. The LEED-NC Silver certified rink and skater’s lounge provided necessary practice space for the 2010 Winter Olympics and now serves the public interest. In an effort to maximize use of the Park, the building was oriented perpendicularly to 19th Avenue, opening up sight lines and providing a more natural approach and pathway system. The use of wood culled from the Stanley Park windstorm is testimony to sustainability and a West Coast sensibility. READ MORE

The Mount Pleasant Community Centre

  • Interview with David Dove - Principal, Perkins+Will Canada
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  • Interview with David Dove - Principal, Perkins+Will Canada
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1 Kingsway Vancouver, BC

The Mount Pleasant Centre is a gleaming multi-service civic centre with virtually everything under the roof. The heart of the building is the new Community Centre, featuring a gym and climbing wall, a fitness centre, dancing studio, multi-purpose rooms and outdoor space. Mount Pleasant Centre also houses a new Vancouver Public Library, Child Development Centre, café and market value rental housing. READ MORE

The Kettle on Burrard

  • The Kettle on Burrard - Jay Burtwhistle, Recollective Consulting & Raphael McKitrick, Kettle Society
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1134 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia

The Kettle on Burrard at 1134 Burrard Street provides housing and support services for adult and at-risk youth tenants. The building is a 16-storey, 103,995 square feet, cast-in-place development, which integrates extensive amenity areas on the first three floors with its associated non-market 141 residential units, including thirty units for youth from ages 16 to 24. The Kettle Society acts as the building operator and manager while Family Services of Greater Vancouver operates Directions Youth Centre on the ground and second floors, providing peer support services; counseling support; medical services; and education and life skills programs. READ MORE

The HiVE

  • Interview with Jeremy Murphy (co-founder)
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128 West Hastings Vancouver, British Columbia

The HiVE is a 9,000-square-foot collaborative coworking and event space focusing on sustainability and creativity, located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown area. The space occupies the 2nd floor of two interconnected heritage buildings and was retrofitted to provide a comfortable and healthy open-concept work environment featuring brick walls, high ceilings and large windows. More info: www.hivevancouver.com READ MORE

The Budzey Building

  • Budzey Building - George Simpson, Raincity and Wanda Felt, NSDA Architects
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Vancouver, British Columbia

The Budzey Building is a 10 storey, 10,989 m2 multi-unit residential social housing development with ancillary support services and amenity spaces combined with secondary use leased spaces. The project is located on a site purchased by the City of Vancouver in 2007, which was identified as on one of the 12 City-owned sites to be reserved for social and supportive housing. Built as a home for women and women-led families who require supportive housing, the housing project is managed by RainCity Housing and Support Society. RainCity helps families address issues, which may include mental health concerns or substance abuse, through various programs and support services to build community and partnerships for tenants. In honour of a vibrant resident of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the building was bestowed with the name Budzey, after Lorna Budzey who died in 2000. Lorna stayed with RainCity due to the lack of supports and housing that recognized her unique experiences. She invited RainCity to take the time to listen and be aware of how to interact with and support individuals while challenging the organization to be inclusive and welcoming to everyone. READ MORE

Sunset Community Centre

  • Michael Heeney - Principal Design for Project, and Eileen Keenan - Green Guru at Bing Thom Architects
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6810 Main St Vancouver, BC

The new Sunset Community Centre is 30,000 square feet, over 20 percent larger than the existing centre. Major programmable space includes a full-sized gymnasium, two multipurpose rooms, a fitness centre, aerobics/dance room, arts and crafts room, youth room and two pre-schools. READ MORE

Station Street Community

  • 1005 Station St, Vancouver - Ken Wong and Larry Adams of NSDA Architects
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1005 Station Street, Vancouver, BC

Station Street Community at 1005 Station St. is a 41,172 sq. ft. six-storey multi-unit residential, LEED Gold Targeted building located in Vancouver's downtown eastside. The project is a partnership between the City of Vancouver and BC Housing, and will provide 80 self-contained 325 sq ft. studio apartments for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness due to physical or mental health, substance dependencies, or forensic history. READ MORE

Sorella Housing for Women

  • Interview with Jeremy Murphy, LEED consultant
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525 Abbott Street Vancouver, BC

BC Housing and the city of Vancouver teamed up to develop housing in Vancouver’s Crosstown neighbourhood for women who are marginalized and at risk. Under the operation of Atira and known as Sorella Housing for Women, 525 Abbott Street integrates support services with housing, providing women with an opportunity to become meaningfully involved in their communities and neighbourhoods.  READ MORE

Solo District Altus Office

  • Solo District Altus Office - Marc Swanton, Appia Group of Companies & Kevin Welsh, Integral Group
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2025 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC

Solo District Altus Office is the new destination office location in Burnaby, BC. Consisting of 12 levels of efficient 20,000 square foot floor plates, this 230,000 square foot class ‘A’ office space is encompassed within the 48-storey Altus tower which hosts a 2-level podium structure with 31,000ft2 of commercial retail and restaurant space, 35 levels of residential spaces in the upper stories, and five levels of underground parking. Located next to Brentwood Town Centre Shopping Centre, Altus is part of a larger 4-phase 1,800,000 square foot master planned urban community known as the SOLO (South of Lougheed) District development. The Solo District Altus Office is pursuing a Platinum level certification in the Canada Green Building Council’s LEED CS (core & shell) program to ensure the highest level of sustainability and environmental quality. READ MORE

Shelter Island Commerce Center

  • Veronica Owens of Light House Sustainable Building Centre
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6900 Graybar Road Richmond , British Columbia

Situated on the corner of Graybar and Dyke Road in East Richmond, Shelter Island Commerce Centre is a mixed-use three-story office and warehouse building located on a 13,269 m² site along the Fraser River. The 9,472 m² (101,963 square feet) building offers waterfront office, showroom, and warehouse space within industrial zoning. Located west of Annacis Island, north of Don and Lion Islands, and south of Highway #91, the location offers accessibility to Roberts Bank Super Port and Vancouver International Airport. The owner’s green building mandate for this project was to pursue a Silver rating in the certification in the LEED for New Construction program. READ MORE

SEFC Neighbourhood Energy Utility

  • Interview with Chris Baber - NEU Manager
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1890 Spyglass Place Vancouver, BC

The Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) is an environmentally-friendly community energy system that provides space heating and domestic hot water to all new buildings in Southeast False Creek (SEFC). READ MORE

SEFC Creekside Community Centre

  • Interview: Walter Francl - Walter Francl Architects
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1 Athletes Way Vancouver, British Columbia

The South East False Creek Community Centre is located on the False Creek waterfront, in the heart of the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Village. During the 2010 Winter Games the building was used as office space for the Olympic and Paralympic mayor, management staff and Four Host First Nations, and also hosted amenities for athletes. The facility will now be converted to a two-level, 4,227 square metre community centre including a child-care facility, a non-power boating centre, and space for a restaurant. It will be targeting LEED Platinum certification. READ MORE

Sanford Apartments

  • Ken Wong and Larry Adams of NSDA Architects
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1601 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, British Columbia

In November 2012, Sanford Apartments opened its doors at Fir and West 7th Avenue in Vancouver, British Columbia, celebrating the completion of the 7th supportive housing complex under the Provincial Homelessness Initiative. This City of Vancouver and BC Housing partnership, in collaboration with operators Sanford Housing Society and Motivation Power and Achievement Society, provides supportive housing and mental health services for residents and visiting clients. In addition to a commitment to social sustainability, Sanford Apartments was designed to achieve environmental sustainability and is actively seeking a LEED Gold Standard.  READ MORE

Salt (1308 Hornby)

  • Salt - Eesmyal Santos-Brault, Recollective and Jonathan Meads, Concert Properties
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1308 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC

The Salt project is a 163,800 sq. ft., thirty-one storey mixed-use residential tower, above grade with a five-storey underground parkade, located at 1308 Hornby Street. The project is targeting LEED-NC Gold certification, and is meeting the City of Vancouver EcoCity sustainability rezoning requirements. READ MORE

Rogers Arena - West Tower

  • Aquilini Centre West (Rogers Arena - West Tower) - Mark Mazzone and Kevin Hoffman, Aquilini Development and Construction
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150 Pacific Boulevard North Vancouver, British Columbia

Located on the property around Rogers Arena, the West Tower is part of an overall site strategy to accommodate a mix of uses, primarily residential-rental, in 3 distinct towers. These buildings are part of the planning and redevelopment process for Northeast False Creek. The sum of these projects will complete the development of the last of the Expo Lands and surrounding sites. The three new buildings on the Rogers Arena site add a diverse range of uses to this new neighbourhood. Rogers Arena West Tower, branded as the West Tower at Aquilini Centre, is a 26-storey mixed-used tower (exclusive of mechanical penthouse). Built at the southwest corner of Rogers Arena above the existing arena loading and servicing area, its total building area is 285,000 square feet. READ MORE

Rhoda Kaellis Residence

  • Interview with Christine Williams - Property Manager
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1105 Royal Ave. New Westminster, BC

The Rhoda Kaellis is a 4-storey, 1,591 m2 multi-unit residential building, built as part of BC Housing’s Homelessness initiative. The 24 units, operated and managed by the Lookout Society. READ MORE

Revelstoke Secondary School and Begbie View Elementary School

  • Audio Tour - Jason Packer, Recollective Consulting & Anne Cooper, School District 19
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1001 McKenzie Ave (Elementary School) and 1007 Vernon Ave (Secondary School) Revelstoke, British Columbia

The Revelstoke Schools project kicked off in 2009 in Revelstoke, a community in southeastern British Columbia. Revelstoke Secondary School, a 8,885 m2 school for 500 students, officially opened in October 2011, and Begbie View Elementary School (5,400 m2) opened in September 2012. READ MORE

Prelude

  • Julia Meyer-Macleod Sustainability Solutions Group
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6311 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC

Prelude City Homes project is one of the first mixed use developments to emerge from the City of Vancouver, BC’s highly anticipated Cambie Corridor Plan. This 6.5-storey development is located just steps from the Canada Line Langara 49th Skytrain Station at 6311 Cambie Street. The project is a concrete mid-rise development comprised of 52 strata residential and 4 strata commercial units. Two of the residential units are free-standing 3-bedroom laneway houses. Located in the established Oakridge neighbourhood, Prelude is within walking distance to schools, universities, parks, community centres, day cares, shopping centre and a golf course. READ MORE

Oceanic Plaza

  • Derek Page & Steve Partrick, Oxford Properties and Juan Monterrosa, MMM Group
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1066 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia

Oxford Properties’ Oceanic Plaza is a 403,000 sq/ft office building located at 1066 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC. Built in 1977 and renovated in 2005, the building has 26 floors providing office space to 1100 building occupants. In addition to its central location, tenant amenities and spectacular views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore mountains, Oceanic Plaza is pursuing excellence in energy efficiency. The project is seeking certification through the LEED Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance (EB:O&M) program, implementing myriad comprehensive improvements with measurable benefits. READ MORE

Northwest Redwater Partnership Control & Administration Building - NWR CAB

4924 47 St Redwater, Alberta

The Control Administration Building (CAB) at the North West Redwater Partnership Sturgeon Refinery is a one-storey 6000 m2 facility with two main functions: to control of the overall operations of the plant and to house the administrative staff. The building operates 24 hours a day, year round. The CAB was designed to be a barrier-free facility and to provide an inviting, healthy and functional work environment to attract and retain employees. With its prominent location on site, the Control Administration Building plays a focal point to visually represent a holistic approach for a greener industrial plant. The project prioritized a functional, practical, and effective layout for the CAB, with sufficient daylight, and sought to strike the right balance between energy efficiency and ventilation. These factors, fresh air, optimal space conditioning and natural light all create a healthy work environment to enhance the well being of the workforce. The project also wanted to showcase quality finishes and workmanship, particularly in publicly accessed spaces. READ MORE

MNP Tower - 1021 West Hastings

1021 W. Hastings Vancouver, British Columbia

MNP Tower at 1021 West Hastings Street is a 37-story ‘A’-class office tower by Oxford Properties. Located on West Cordova Street, MNP Tower stands immediately adjacent to the well-known Guinness Tower office building on the west and the iconic Marine Building to the east, with Oceanic Plaza across the street. This cluster of buildings comprises Oxford Plaza and are newly linked via an underground concourse with upgraded amenities. READ MORE

Mazda Building

  • Sustainability through better facility management
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800 Johnson Street Victoria, BC

The Mazda building is an 7,526 SM (81,009 SF), 6-storey office building located at 800 Johnson Street in downtown Victoria, BC. Built around 1990, the building has undergone numerous audits and upgrades to improve its energy and environmental performance, and has also been awarded BOMA BESt certification, as well as LEED Gold under LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. To view real time energy consumption for The Mazda Building, please visit the following link: http://client.pulseenergy.com/357689BCLtd/dashboard/ READ MORE

Marine Building

  • Derek Page & Steve Patrick, Oxford Properties and Juan Monterrosa, MMM Group
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355 Burrard Street Vancouver , British Columbia

The Marine Building is a 25-storey, 296,000 sq/ft iconic heritage office tower. Built in the Art Deco style in 1930, the Marine Building is centrally located in downtown Vancouver BC’s Coal Harbour. The building was renovated from 1982 to 1989 for stylistic, as well electrical, mechanical, air-conditioning system upgrades. In 2014, Oxford Properties committed to a capital improvement plan, complete with assessments and training through the LEED Canada Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance (EB:O&M) rating system. They worked with MMM Group consultants and targeted a high level of Silver certification. EB:O&M certification creates value by comparing actual performance to a three-month operations baseline period with a year of energy data. Projects re-certify every five years to ensure continuous improvements. READ MORE

Marguerite Ford Apartments - 215 West 2nd

  • Jay Burtwistle of Recollective and Matt Younger of AME Group
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215 West 2nd Ave Vancouver, British Columbia

Located at 215 West 2nd Avenue, Marguerite Ford Apartments is a social housing project in the growing South East False Creek Neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC. As part of the Provincial Homelessness Initiative, this non-market residential development project assists people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness so they can stabilize, regain independence and move into permanent housing. Named in honour of long-serving Sanford Housing Society board member and Vancouver City Councilor Marguerite Ford, this multi-unit residential building offers 147 units of housing in studio and one-bedroom apartments on 10 levels. It includes a single level of underground parking, with the main floor housing the new offices of the Sanford Housing Society and its supportive programming. READ MORE

Langara Science and Technology Building

  • Langara Science and Technology Building - Wendy Lannard, Facilities Director, Langara College & Kori Chan, partner architect at Proscenium Architecture + Interiors
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100 W 49th Ave Vancouver, BC

The Science & Technology Building features over 12,000 square metres of new campus space allocated over five storeys. On the west side, a dramatic 16-metre cantilevered portion incorporates a skylight window that allows natural daylight to penetrate through to the ground below. Registrar & Enrolment Services and food outlets anchor the main floor, with event space and meeting rooms on the second level. State-of-the-art chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, nursing, and computing science labs populate the upper three floors. There are also collaborative study spaces, a greenhouse for instructional purposes, and an observation deck on the roof. The new building is pursuing 3rd party certification via the Canada Green Building Council, aiming for a Gold level in their Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standard. The project has incorporated green building features such as a low emissivity roof, the use of local, sustainable building materials, an energy-efficient building envelope, and low-flow fume hoods with adjustable sashes. READ MORE

Kwayatsut - 675 East Broadway

  • Kwayatsut House - Larry Adams, NSDA Architects and Shelly Hill, Vancouver Native Housing Society
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2465 Fraser Street Vancouver, British Columbia

Kwayatsut is a multi-unit social housing development with ancillary support services and amenity spaces supporting youth at risk, combined with secondary use, commercial leased spaces. Constructed as part of BC Housing’s Provincial Homelessness Initiative (PHI) program. PHI was developed to provide long-term housing in the form of compact self-contained residential suites to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness move toward more secure housing, gain greater self-reliance, and achieve appropriate employment. The project is pursuing a Gold certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and is a participating project in the BC Hydro Power Smart New Construction Program. READ MORE

Karis Place - 1338 Seymour Street

  • Karis Place - Larry Adams and Anthony Milkovich of NSDA Architects
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1338 Seymour Street Vancouver, British Columbia

This project is operated by the Granville Mennonite Housing Society / More Than a Roof Housing Society seeks to 'Bring People Home', and help develop and manage affordable housing for those suffering from mental and physical health issues, in the recovery process, and those affected by low income or homelessness. In 2011, in partnership with the City of Vancouver and BC Housing, More Than a Roof unveiled a 5,709 square metre, eleven storey building in downtown Vancouver for those in need. READ MORE

Hillcrest Centre

  • Interview: Darryl Condon- Hughes Condon Marler
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4575 Clancy Loranger Way Vancouver, British Columbia

The Hillcrest Centre (formerly known as the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre at Hillcrest Park) is located in Vancouver’s Riley Park neighbourhood near Queen Elizabeth Park. It was the home of competition curling events during the 2010 Winter Games. The venue was converted to a community facility for the residents of Vancouver, housing a new community/fitness centre, Community Ice Arena, Curling club, library, preschool, field house, and offices, including the Queen Elizabeth Park District Offices, as well as an aquatic centre with indoor and outdoor pools. The entire complex is fully accessible. READ MORE

Guinness Tower

  • Guinness Tower - Derek Page & Steve Patrick, Oxford Properties and Juan Monterrosa, MMM Group
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1055 West Hastings Street Vancouver , BC

Guinness Tower is a 23-storey commercial office building with three levels of below ground parking. Originally built in 1969, this international style building of concrete, aluminum and curtain wall was renovated in 1993 and again in 2014. Recent upgrades include a new bike storage area, with foyer and landscape remodeling. Guinness Tower shares amenities with adjacent buildings, with a fitness center located in the Marine Building and conference rooms in the Oceanic Plaza. READ MORE

First Place Residence

  • Audio Tour - Jeremy Murphy, Sustainability Solutions Group & Christine Williams, Lookout Emergency Aid Society
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188 East 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC

First Place was designed with the intention of creating a welcoming building that tenants are proud to call home. Specifically designed to house individuals who were homeless and having few, if any housing options, the features included in First Place contributes significantly to people successfully ending their homelessness, and provides them a home for life. READ MORE

Dunbar Apartments

  • Dunbar Apartments - Colin Shrubb of DYS Architects and Erica Letchford of Recollective Consulting
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3595 West 17th Avenue Vancouver , British Columbia

In December 2011, the first tenants moved into Dunbar Apartments, one of fourteen sites designated by BC Housing and the City of Vancouver to provide safe and secure housing for those experiencing homelessness. This 51-unit, 4-storey newly constructed building is managed by Coast Mental Health for people with disabilities or mental health issues living or with origins in the West Point Grey, Dunbar, and Kitsilano ares. READ MORE

Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre

  • Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre - Jason Packer, Recollective Consulting
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4500 Oak Street Vancouver, British Columbia

The Djavad Mowafaghian Child Care Centre is located on the campus of the Children’s and Women’s Health Care Centre at 4500 Oak Street Vancouver. Funded through a generous donation by the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, the Centre provides space for 49 children infants, toddlers and preschoolers with indoor and outdoor play, quiet time, offices, a small kitchen, and a staff lounge. Leased to the YMCA as a third party operator, the Child Care Centre has direct access to outdoor play areas and drop-off staging areas for parents. The one-storey 684 m2 building is nestled into a grass covered berm on a previously developed site. The building has a number of sustainable features and is targeting LEED® Gold certification. READ MORE

Crossroads Mixed-use Development

  • Interview with David Dove - Principal, Perkins+Will Canada
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507 West Broadway Vancouver, BC

The Crossroads Mixed-use Development is located between 8th Avenue and Broadway along Cambie Street in Vancouver. Due to its size, street frontages, sloping topography and ready transit access, the site is ideally suited to a mix of uses. The project houses large-format food and drug stores, commercial retail units, rental office space, a bank, two restaurants, and market residential uses. READ MORE

Centre of Newton Phase II

  • Owen David with Value Property Group and Andre Belliveau of CAA Architects
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7327 137th Street Surrey, British Columbia

The Centre of Newton Phase 2 development is a four-storey, 45,000 sq ft. mixed-use office/retail building. Comprised of 11,603 sq ft (1,078 m2) office floor plates, this building is located on an existing surface parking lot at the existing Centre of Newton Shopping Centre. The building contains 12,000 sq ft. of retail, 23,000 sq ft. of office, (with opportunities available) and two levels of underground parking. In the interest of creating an “intelligent building” that was environmentally and socially responsible, Centre of Newton Phase 2 integrated comprehensive energy efficiencies through a whole building systems approach to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. READ MORE

Canada Post Corporation St. Albert Letter Carrier Depot

  • Canada Post St. Albert Letter Carrier Depot - Joanne Sawatzky, Light House
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230 Carleton Drive St. Albert, Alberta

Located in Campbell Business Park North in St. Albert, Alberta, this Canada Post project is a one-storey, 1,672 square metre (18,000 square feet) light industrial warehouse building containing the operations, administrative and support areas for the sorting and consolidation of large quantities of mail. READ MORE

Canada Post Corporation - Rosedale Letter Carrier Depot

  • Canada Post Rosedale Letter Carrier Depot - Joanne Sawatzky, Light House
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9325 62 Ave NW Edmonton , Alberta

The Canada Post Corporation’s Rosedale Letter Carrier Depot in Edmonton, Alberta was designed and constructed as part of Canada Post’s ‘transformation program’, modernizing postal facilities, equipment and processes in order to improve efficiency, productivity, and employee safety. The 2,657 square meter (28,600 square foot) light industrial office and warehouse in Edmonton’s Rosedale region is used as a sorting and consolidation center for large quantities of mail for delivery and distribution, and built to facilitate increased demands as one of the largest distribution centres in Edmonton. The project has targeted certification via the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. READ MORE

Cactus Club Cafe English Bay

  • Consultant David Martin & Project Manager Alison Mazurek
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1790 Beach Avenue Vancouver, BC

Cactus Club Café is a 576 m2 (6,200 sq. ft.), 2-storey restaurant set at 1790 Beach Avenue, near the corner of Denman and Davie Streets. Situated along Vancouver’s English Bay beachfront – the busiest beachfront in Vancouver – it is at the heart of the richly diverse West End district. The Café replaces the existing Park Board concession stand, and has been designed to target LEED Gold.      READ MORE

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence: Lassonde School of Engineering

  • Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence - York University Construction PM Irina Arsene & Paul Stevens of ZAS Architects
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11 Arboretum Lane Toronto, Ontario

York University has instituted a new Engineering Building in Toronto, Ontario. The $113 million Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence is the new home of the Lassonde School of Engineering, which aims to instil engineers with entrepreneurialism, social conscience and a sense of global citizenship. Located in the southwest quadrant of York University’s Keele campus, the 170,000 square foot (15,800 square metre) building consists of five stories to accommodate learning spaces for electrical, civil and mechanical engineering programs. The facility embraces 21st century learning by providing spaces that are flexible, bold, creative, and collaborative. READ MORE

Alexander Street Community - 111 Princess Ave

  • Jeff West, Portland Hotel Society and Jeremy Murphy, Sustainability Solutions Group - Alexander Street Community
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111 Princess Avenue Vancouver , BC

The project at 111 Princess Avenue is a 139-unit, mid-rise multi-unit residential located in Vancouver, BC. This supportive housing facility is run by the Portland Hotel Society (PHS) Community Services Society, who provides community residents of inner city neighbourhoods with programs, support and housing to help stabilize their lives. READ MORE

401 West Georgia

401 West Georgia Street Vancouver, British Columbia

401 West Georgia Street is a 22-storey office tower, with 3 below ground floors, and a gross floor area of 413,000 square feet. The building accommodates its 900 occupants with an on-site fitness facility, conference room, kitchen facilities and plaza green spaces. Built in 1985 and renovated in 1997, the latest renovation in 2014 saw an addition of three floors on both its podiums, and a remodelling of its foyer and hard and soft landscaping. The project is located in downtown Vancouver, BC READ MORE

1249 Howe Street project - McLaren Housing Society

  • 1249 HoweStreet - Alicia Costa, McLaren Housing Society & Jeremy Murphy, Sustainability Solutions Group
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1249 Howe Street Vancouver, British Columbia

The building at 1249 Howe Street is a 12-storey multi-tenant affordable housing complex in downtown Vancouver, containing 110 residential units of supportive housing with amenities and staff offices. The building is run by the McLaren Housing Society of British Columbia, whose mission is to provide safe and affordable housing to men, women and families living with HIV / AIDS who are in financial need. READ MORE