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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.


Architecture firm chosen for new Emily Carr University in Vancouver
Metro News
The architecture firm behind Canada's first purpose-built opera house has been chosen as the designer for the new $134 million facility for Emily Carr University, the B.C. government announced. Diamond Schmitt Architects — which designed the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts opera house in Toronto — working with Vancouver-based Chernoff Thompson Architects, is part of the design team selected as the preferred proponent to enter into final negotiations to build a new facility for Emily Carr University of Art + Design, which has outgrown its current Granville Island campus.
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10 lost Toronto buildings we wish we could bring back
BlogTO
For every preserved historic building in Toronto there have been many more lost to short-sighted planning or indifference. The mindset has changed in recent years — high-profile architects like Frank Gehry must bend their designs to incorporate protected structures and beloved neighbourhood edifices (sometimes) get gentrified--but there are still egregious losses and cases of unfortunate neglect (see Walnut Hall, George St. in general).
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Frank Gehry: A prodigal son looks to leave his mark in Toronto
The Globe and Mail
For architects, place matters deeply. And Frank Gehry, the world's most prominent architect, has his home base and crucible in Los Angeles. He's lived there since 1947; his work has been shaped by Southern California's cultural and physical surroundings. But when I recently asked Mr. Gehry a question about Toronto, the place where he was born, he responded with an outpouring of thoughts and memories.
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Built to last: Generations-old buildings that stand tall across Canada
Huffington Post
Even though Canada is poised to celebrate its 150th birthday in 2017, it's still a baby compared to other countries. We just don't have the same bounty of historic buildings as, say, Europe, but Canada does boast some stellar examples featuring savvy design and strong roots to our past. Here are a few highlights of this country's finest historic buildings still standing tall and worth a visit.
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Sketches of George Lucas Museum look like they belong in outer space
Huffington Post
The sketches of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Chicago museum show a flowing white building topped with a hovering ring. The newly unveiled architectural designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art were drawing a range of reactions, from snide comments to forthright admiration. "It looks like a palace for Jabba the Hutt. I was wondering what planet we are on," Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti, who's challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the mayor's race next year, told the Chicago Sun-Times.
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