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06 March 2010

Green by design

The scent of lavender wafts into Dean Goodman and Janna Levitt’s cozy bedroom as early morning sunlight signals the start of a new day. Outside their second-floor window, birds sing and squirrels scamper...

06 March 2010

Vancouver Art Gallery plans hit roadblock

Vancouver can’t afford to let the Vancouver Art Gallery occupy its prime empty chunk of downtown land by itself – as gallery leaders are insisting they must – because that site has to...

05 March 2010

Gallery should stay put, advocates say

Moving the Vancouver Art Gallery would empty out the heart of the city, make no economic sense, and do nothing to improve the situation for art, say a chorus of advocates from arts...

05 March 2010

Renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal designs domed stadium for Regina

Celebrated Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal has designed a domed stadium inspired by the rolling-prairie landscape that would include a 500-room hotel and casino located in downtown Regina.Cardinal was approached by the Independent First...

02 March 2010

RAIC announces Bing Thom Architects Inc. as 2010 Architectural Firm

Founded in 1982 in Vancouver BC, Bing Thom Architects (BTA) has executed a wide spectrum of projects in North America and overseas, from single-family residences to the design of entire cities. Principals Bing...

28 February 2010

Getting its houses in order

Any city is a collection of people in search of homes to house their ideas. The ideas vary in complexity according to need: giving shelter to families, to culture, to sports and entertainment,...

24 February 2010

George Baird announced as recipient of the 2010 RAIC Gold Medal

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced George Baird, FRAIC, as the recipient of the 2010 RAIC Gold Medal. Baird is the former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and...

20 February 2010

When Buildings Fail

In 2005, just months after it opened, gym locker-sized pieces of glass started falling off Montreal’s shiny new Grande Bibliothèque, shattering on the street below. A building had failed. But at least no...

19 February 2010

Surrey, Vancouver’s “˜ugly sister,’ puts on a fresh face

It takes only 20 stops on the SkyTrain for the look of Vancouver to morph into that of Surrey. Heading east into the Fraser Valley, Vancouver’s preened and primped metrosexual face – think...