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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.


Canada launches architecture prize to rival Pritzker
Dezeen
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and architect Raymond Moriyama have launched a $100,000 award to rival the Pritzker and Stirling Prizes, which will be awarded every two years through an open competition. The $100,000 prize will be one of the biggest in architecture and is open to architects and architectural partnerships from anywhere in the world.
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2014 Prix du XXe siècle awarded to Toronto City Hall and the Strutt House
Canadian Architect
Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT), in partnership with Architecture Canada | RAIC, is honouring Toronto City Hall and Civic Square and the Strutt House with the Prix du XXe siècle for their enduring excellence as nationally significant works of architecture. Designed by architects Viljo Revell and John B. Parkin Associates, Toronto City Hall and Civic Square is the result of an international competition, which introduced the influence of the Finnish architect Revell to Canada at a key moment in the city's development.
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IBI Group stock shows signs of life amid turnaround efforts
The Globe and Mail
It's a change in direction for IBI, which for years was an eager acquirer of engineering and architecture firms to fuel its growth. The company says it was hit hard by the latest global recession, including its exposure to the U.S. housing sector, as well as cuts to transportation and other infrastructure spending across North America and Europe. About 65 per cent of the company's business is in Canada and the rest is split between the United States and international spots such as Britain and Ireland.
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Campus renewal project in Ontario goes a step beyond lean
The Globe and Mail
Architects, construction companies and their clients normally exist in silos, waiting for the other to finish their work. Yet there's a design process that allows the three to work together, but it requires them in a sense to work in reverse. Called integrated project delivery (IPD), it has a growing number of converts, at least judging from the palpable enthusiasm at one design meeting for a new 360-room student residence and academic building at St. Jerome's University.
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Williamson Chong Architects named recipient of RAIC's 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the Toronto firm of Williamson Chong as recipient of its 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award. "The firm is consistently producing innovative projects that contain quality detailing and craftsmanship including a focus on the use of wood," said the jury.
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