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RAIC Alberta Chapter launches first annual architectural photo competition
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Alberta Chapter has announced its first annual architectural photo competition aimed at revealing the hidden beauty of Alberta architecture and its role in sustaining Canada's most westerly prairie province as a world-class travel destination.
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Appel de présentations : Festival d'architecture IRAC /MAA 2014
IRAC
La Manitoba Association of Architects et l'IRAC sollicitent des propositions d'activités de formation continue pour le Festival d'architecture 2014 qui se tiendra Winnipeg (Manitoba) du 28 au 31 mai 2014, sur le thème Les 100 prochaines années | À fond de train!
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Call for presenters for RAIC | MAA Festival of Architecture 2014
Canadian Architect
Architecture Canada | RAIC and the Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) invite proposals for the presentation of professional development sessions during the Festival of Architecture to be held May 28-31, 2014 in Winnipeg, MB. The 2014 MAA | RAIC Festival of Architecture will be a celebration of the past, present and future of architecture within the prairie landscape.
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Construction d'une école primaire à l'Île des Soeurs
Kollectif
Nous rendons public le rapport de la consultation tenue au début de l'été sur un projet de construction d'une école primaire à l'Île des Sœurs, dans l'arrondissement de Verdun. Plusieurs centaines de personnes se sont présentées aux séances d'information organisées par l'Office de consultation publique de Montréal et plus de 200 mémoires et opinions ont été reçus.
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Curvaceous Canadian towers secure top Emporis Skyscraper Award
Sourceable
Absolute World Towers are a pair of curvaceous residential buildings that were selected for their "unmistakable design" by an international jury of experts, ranking ahead of the more than 300 other skyscrapers that stood at least 100 metres tall and were completed in 2012. The towers, which rise 158 metres and 176 metres high, are part of an urban development that includes five towers.
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Bord-du-Lac House / Henri Cleinge
ArchDaily
Approached to renovate a 200-year-old Quebec stone house and to design a significant addition, we were challenged to define a clear conceptual approach which would reconcile a contemporary architectural language to the ancestral home. The original structure once belonged to the Hudson Bay Company and had the main entrance facing the river, where the old road was situated.
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President of the Ontario Association of Architects: Architecture students will get jobs
Northern Life
When the first class graduates from the Laurentian University School of Architecture six years from now, they likely won't have much trouble finding jobs, according to the president of the Ontario Association of Architects. The federal government has identified a shortage of architects in the country, said Bill Birdsell. "The shortage will get more acute as time goes on," he said.
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L'UdeM sur le point de renier sa propre expertise?
Kollectif
L'Université de Montréal (UdeM) fera-t-elle la sourde d'oreille face aux recommandations de ses propres experts pour le design de son futur campus d'Outremont? Ironiquement, tout semble pointer dans cette direction. Rappelons tout d'abord les faits. Le gouvernement Marois confirmait la semaine dernière son appui financier pour la construction du nouveau campus d'Outremont, un méga chantier estimé à 350 m$.
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Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto opens new research tower
Canadian Architect
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning recently opened at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, bringing under one roof 2,000 researchers, trainees and staff previously dispersed throughout six buildings. At 778,000 square feet, the 21-storey laboratory designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects is believed to be the largest child health research tower in the world and among the largest laboratories in high-rise form.
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New law and architecture schools open in northern Ontario
Toronto Star
Canada has its first new law school and architecture school in nearly half a century — and both are in northern Ontario. Premier Kathleen Wynne cut the ribbon at the new law school at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and the new architecture school at Laurentian University in Sudbury.

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Thunder Bay architects win award for Gathering Circle
CBC News
The architects behind a unique structure at Thunder Bay's marina have been recognized with an international award. The Gathering Circle, an outdoor pavilion in the Spirit Garden at the city's waterfront, was designed by Ojibway architect Ryan Gorrie and the Brook McIIroy Architectural Firm in Thunder Bay.

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Winnipeg Art Gallery Architectural Tour
Canadian Architect
Built in 1971, the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 300 Memorial Boulevard is regarded as one of the finest late-Modernist buildings in the country. Soon, you can join the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation for an in-depth tour and learn about the architect, the design, and the history of this important structure.

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Hudson's Bay opened 100 years ago, launching a new era in Calgary
Calgary Herald
Brimming with the excitement and optimism that permeated their burgeoning city at the turn of the century, nearly 8,000 Calgarians lined Stephen Avenue that summer's day, gloved ladies spinning parasols, top-hatted gentlemen checking pocket watches. The Hudson's Bay downtown opened to great fanfare on Aug. 18, 1913 — marching bands, horses and more than 30 police officers standing by to keep the peace.
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Manitoba couple builds eco-friendly 'earthship' house from old tires, pop cans
CTV News
A Manitoba couple is building one of the first-ever "earthships" on the Prairies. It's an eco-friendly house constructed with old tires, pop cans and glass bottles. Kris Plantz and Nicole Bennett are putting the finishing touches on their house which, once complete, will be made primarily of earth, concrete and recycled materials.
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