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As you know, RAIC delivers News Clips/Les manchettes direct to your inbox each Friday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the News Clips/Les manchettes news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.
Comme vous le savez, l'IRAC envoie Les manchettes directement dans votre boîte de réception chaque vendredi, pour vous tenir au courant des derniers développements de l'industrie qui ont un impact sur votre pratique. Nous sommes toutefois conscients du fait que vous êtes occupés et que vous avez peut-être manqué un ou deux articles importants. C'est pourquoi vous trouverez ici un récapitulatif mensuel des cinq principaux articles que vos pairs ont consultés ce mois-ci. Pour consulter plus d'articles, ou pour voir les tendances actuelles, visitez le portail des nouvelles Les manchettes. Pour vous désabonner de ce récapitulatif mensuel, cliquez ici.


Canadian team takes first in Tirana Architecture Week's 'Lost Architecture' Competition
Arch Daily
Presented by the Ministry of Culture of Albania and Tirana Architecture Week 2014, "Lost Architecture — [En]Visioning New City Squares" attracted international entries from students and practitioners under the age of forty alike. Designers were invited to submit proposals for the improvement of Pyramid Square in Albania's capital, Tirana, and tasked with reflecting the city's rich history and evolving identity.
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UBC's new pharmaceutical sciences building claims 6 awards: Has any recent building In B.C. won more?
OAA
For Nick Maile, the only thing better than having a building he helped plan and develop win a series of major architecture awards, is seeing the people who use the building truly enjoying it. The development manager for UBC Properties Trust believes the university's new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building is "architecturally pleasing, but any building, no matter how beautiful, if it doesn’t work for the students and faculty, it's not a success. This one, though, is incredibly lively — people like to be in it and they use every space."
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World's most admired architecture firms unveiled
Sourceable
In its ranking of its World Top 100 firms, United Kingdom-based architecture and construction publication Building Design said UK-based Foster & Partners had been ranked as the most admired architectural practice in the world with 17 per cent of the votes followed by Herzon & de Meuron (10 per cent) and Gensler and Renzo Piano Workshop (eight per cent each) and Bjarke Ingels Group rounding out the top five (5 per cent).
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Architecturally unique 26-storey origami Waterfront Station office tower deemed 'too tall'
Vancity Buzz
City of Vancouver planning officials have deemed a proposed 26-storey Waterfront Tower "too tall" for a site next to downtown Vancouver's Waterfront Station. The tower at 555 West Cordova Street is a project by Cadillac Fairview, which also owns and manages the historic 1912-built CPR Station, and designed by internationally renowned Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with input by local firm B+H Architecture.
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Samuel Oboh inducted as the 76th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Canadian Architect
Samuel (Sam) Óghale Oboh, FRAIC, was announced as the 76th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada at a recent formal 2015 President Investiture Ceremony. About 130 Canadian and international guests attended the ceremony at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, which featured a keynote address by John Ralston Saul, Canadian author, essayist and president of PEN International. Saul spoke of the need for architects and engineers to work for the improvement of First Nations communities in Canada.
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