Sustainable Buildings & Beyond

  • The heart of office: The kitchen’s crucial role in workplace wellness and productivity

    The heart of office: The kitchen’s crucial role in workplace wellness and productivity

    How designing space for mindful eating can create lasting benefits for office culture and creativity

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  • The future of school design: Net Zero should be the norm

    The future of school design: Net Zero should be the norm

    Alberta students want to be energy literate, so why not deliver this curriculum through the “bricks and mortar” of the school itself?

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  • Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    Issue 03 | Technology Driving Change

    How technology is changing the way we communicate and think about design

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  • Don’t think big box stores can be trailblazers for sustainability? Think again.

    Don’t think big box stores can be trailblazers for sustainability? Think again.

    By taking a holistic approach to sustainable design, IKEA Halifax is optimizing environmental and financial benefits

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  • Creating Canada's first Net Zero institutional building in Varennes, Quebec

    Creating Canada's first Net Zero institutional building in Varennes, Quebec

    How our experts helped the city of Varennes, Quebec, overcome the challenges of building Canada’s first net-zero institutional building

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    From the Design Quarterly: Healthy neighbors

    Building reuse brings healthcare closer to the community

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  • Going beyond green: Sustainability for seniors

    Going beyond green: Sustainability for seniors

    Read Joe Geller's article in the American Institute of Architects Magazine.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    From the Design Quarterly: What happens when hospitals move out?

    What can our experience designing urban places tell us about planning for the next chapter of healthcare building reuse?

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  • Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years

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  • Published in The Military Engineer: Near Net Zero Ahead of Schedule

    Published in The Military Engineer: Near Net Zero Ahead of Schedule

    The California Military Department is constructing a new LEED Gold Consolidated Headquarters Complex that will lead the way in Net Zero energy implementation

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  • Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

    Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

    5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures

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  • Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    Climate change vs. existing buildings: 8 steps toward energy efficiency

    There’s a great business case for new green developments, but let’s not forget about investing to upgrade older buildings

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  • Issue 04 | Intersections

    Issue 04 | Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow.

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  • Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections

    Presenting Design Quarterly 04: Intersections

    When the silos break down, connections between people and place grow

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  • Published in Canadian Architect: Bringing Passive House into the Cold

    Published in Canadian Architect: Bringing Passive House into the Cold

    Andrea Frisque and Marc Trudeau write about passive strategies in the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) project

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Embracing new technology to improve design

    From the Design Quarterly: Embracing new technology to improve design

    Parametric design, virtual reality, and integrated 3D are changing the approach to design—and it’s resulting in better buildings

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  • Published in Seattle DJC: OSU football center opts for flexible lighting scheme

    Published in Seattle DJC: OSU football center opts for flexible lighting scheme

    Lighting design for college football facility focuses on flexibility, efficiency, and university branding

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the Design Quarterly: Bringing an urban campus together for the better

    From the client's perspective: How the new Cleveland Institute of Art reinvigorates a school, its staff, and a neighborhood

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  • World Architecture Day: How do people and places impact global design decisions?

    World Architecture Day: How do people and places impact global design decisions?

    Design has the power to transform lives, if we are truly committed to improving the local community

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  • Transformative design: Autonomy, agility, technology, and connectivity drive change

    Transformative design: Autonomy, agility, technology, and connectivity drive change

    Celebrating World Architecture Day by exploring how we can design a better world—and opportunity is everywhere

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