Posts Tagged ‘LEED Gold Certification’

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Creative facade wraps high-performance envelope

Located on a campus of 104 buildings and 10 million square feet, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has recently become York University’s first LEED Gold certified building. The facility provides a holistic platform to educate the next generation of ‘Renaissance Engineers’, creative problem solvers and entrepreneurial leaders with a social conscience.

By Paul Stevens


Advanced Research Complex

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Sleek lab and office meets exacting performance needs

The new Advanced Research Complex [ARC] at the University of Ottawa is the hub of cutting-edge Photonics and Geo-Sciences Research in Canada. Located on a tight urban site, the building houses two separate research programs – the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Advanced Photonics and the relocation of its Geo-Science department into state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to the laboratories, the facility includes academic and student offices together with associated administrative spaces serving personnel from both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering.

By COLE+Associates Architects Inc.


2016 - National Winner: JASPER PLACE LIBRARY - Edmonton, AB

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

JURY COMMENTS: The bold sculptural form makes this library an enchanting focal point in an otherwise visually unremarkable suburban community. The transparent facade and overhanging roof are part of a passive design strategy, while at the same time blurring the distinction between the interior and exterior of the building. The clear span concrete roof facilitates future reconfiguration of the program, while its undulating form serves to articulate interior spaces of differing character. Overall an engaging project that makes a vital contribution to the quality of community life.


Hillcrest Centre - Former Olympic venue transforms to engage the public

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

This project, which began life as the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Curling Centre, was designed from the outset to be converted to legacy use as a joint Aquatic Centre and Community Centre complex. This meant that the facility had to be designed to meet the Vancouver Organizing Committee’s requirements for staging the 2010 Winter Olympics curling events yet at the same time embody strategies for the long-term community use of the building.

By Darryl Condon


2012 SAB Awards Winning Project - Biological Sciences Building University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The mandate of the University of British Columbia Renew program is to modernize, rather than replace, out-dated and obsolete buildings. By rehabilitating old structures, substantial reductions in raw materials, energy inputs, and pollutants are achieved – more than any replacement ‘green’ building could accomplish.


PCL Centennial Learning Centre

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Major industry player takes a stand for sustainable design

Explicit expression of concrete, steel and glass in the south elevation illustrates the company’s primary focus on construction. The Centennial Learning Centre becomes the new front door to an existing campus of company buildings.
by Tom Sutherland

A corporate headquarters must be more than simply shelter from the storm. Ideally, it is a living, breathing advertisement conveying the image, values and philosophy of its owner to the world. (more…)