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Diamond + Schmitt at Ryerson University

TORONTO -- Toronto-based Diamond + Schmitt will design a new $8-million gallery and research centre at Ryerson University in Toronto. Diamond + Schmitt's design, which was selected from 11 other bidders, will add new gallery, research,…

Bridgepoint Health to be redeveloped

TORONTO -- The Bridgepoint Health hospital in Toronto is being redeveloped by Edmonton-based Stantec Architecture and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) of Toronto. The redevelopment plan calls for the building of a care and…

Richard Rogers: 2007 Pritzker Prize winner

LONDON, England -- Richard Rogers of the London-based firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been chosen as the 2007 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony will be held on June 4 in London where the 73-year-old…

New Wind Farm in Ontario

RIPLEY, Ontario -- The Canadian division of Spain-based sustainable development company Acciona and energy company Suncor Energy Products of Calgary have announced the start of construction on their $176-million, 76-megawatt (MW) wind power…

2007 RAIC Gold Medal recipient

OTTAWA -- The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded its Gold Medal for 2007 to Montreal architect Mario Saia of Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes."His buildings depart from the realm of the familiar, the…

The all-new Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO -- The city of Toronto has announced the winner of the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Competition. The winning team, chosen from 48 international proposals, is comprised of Toronto firms PLANT Architect and Shore Tilbe Irwin…

LEED Faces Growing Pains

Green building has taken off in Canada. Look no further than the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program as an example. Since its inception in December 2004, about 60 buildings have been…

Time is running out

Even skeptics who have for years dismissed warnings about climate change that will produce serious, if not disastrous consequences, must surely be taking the issue more seriously now.Apart from a growing body of credible, well-documented…