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Phyllis Lambert steps down as chair of Canadian Centre for Architecture
CBC News
Respected Montreal architect Phyllis Lambert is stepping down from her position as chairwoman of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, an organization she founded almost 35 years ago. Known to some as Joan of Architecture, Lambert, 86, started the architecture research and exhibition centre in 1979.
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Pavillon de science Anne-Marie Edward par Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Kollectif
Le nouveau Pavillon des Sciences est implanté au cœur du campus du Collège John Abbott, accueillant les idées nouvelles et les innovateurs de demain. Ce bâtiment deviendra le chef de file en ce qui a trait aux nouveaux standards à suivre pour les bâtiments à vocation institutionnels à travers le Canada. Le Pavillon a été développé de façon à créer des espaces permettant l'échange d'idées, l'interaction intellectuelle et sociale entre les étudiants et aussi avec leurs professeurs.
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Anne-Marie Edward Science Building at John Abbott College / Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Arch Daily
Located on a campus designed along Lac St-Louis in the first decade of the twentieth century, John Abbott College is home to more than 5000 post-secondary students, faculty and staff members. Its new Science Building, designed by Saucier + Perrotte architectes, is a state-of-the-art facility intended to foster the interdisciplinary nature of science, collaborative study and experiments, and the need for formal and informal learning.
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Pont Champlain: un concours pour réduire les délais
OAQ
Dans un communiqué, l'Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) propose au ministre Lebel d'inclure la réduction des délais de construction du pont Champlain comme un des critères principaux d'un concours international d'architecture et d'ingénierie. Ces derniers jours, devant l'apparition de nouvelles fissures et l'installation d'une «super-poutre» pour consolider la structure, les pressions se sont multipliées sur le gouvernement fédéral afin qu'il débute au plus vite les travaux de remplacement du pont.
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Heritage experts object to Bank of Canada's plans to change 'iconic' building
Ottawa Citizen
Completed in 1979, the Bank of Canada head office was immediately hailed as an architectural gem. Symmetrical glass towers flank the grey-granite building which had established the Bank's presence on Wellington Street since the 1930s. Where the original building communicates permanence and weight, the 1970s structure by architect Arthur Erickson is light and welcoming.
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La Bibliothèque Laure-Conan récompensée
OAQ
Le Congrès des milieux documentaires du Québec a accordé récemment le prix Architecture 2013 de bibliothèques et de centre d'archives du Québec à la bibliothèque Laure-Conan de La Malbaie. Conçu par le consortium formé par Bisson associés architectes, ACDF et Normand Desgagnés architecte, ce bâtiment complété en 2011 abrite également l'hôtel de ville de cette municipalité de Charlevoix.
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Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre / KPMB Architects
Arch Daily
The Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) at the University of Waterloo is the first research facility of its kind in the world to bring together the disciplines of quantum com­puting and nanotechnology in one building. It was conceived to generate synergies between the respective fields of quantum computing and nanotechnology for ground­breaking research leading to innovative solutions and commercialization.
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Architecture rises to our globe's challenges
Toronto Star
Architecture in Toronto, indeed throughout the world's cities, has never loomed so large. Literally and figuratively, it is the form — if not function — of the world we inhabit. We live in buildings, we work in them, and spend the rest of our time moving between the two.
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The history of the world's tallest skyscrapers
Sourceable
Modular technology is increasing the speed to market for some of the world's tallest buildings, facilitating an abundance of soaring skyscraper projects either proposed or under construction. Architects the world over have long pursued new heights in architecture, and now Emporis, the international provider of building data, has looked back over more than 100 years of skyscraper history to show the history of the coveted title of World's Tallest Building.
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Long-term infrastructure act locks in commitment
Daily Commercial News
Long-term infrastructure planning could become law, if the Ontario government's proposal gets passed. The proposed Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act would require the province to regularly table a long-term infrastructure plan in the legislature covering a period of at least 10 years.

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Teeple Architects leads transformation of Shaw Street School into Artscape Youngplace
Canadian Architect
Artscape Youngplace officially launched in the former Shaw Street School, located in Toronto's West Queen West neighbourhood. Artscape has blazed trails in the adaptive reuse of schools — projects that present rich opportunities for communities across the country. Artscape Youngplace is the organization's latest project, and serves as a superb example of the vast potential that repurposed schools represent.

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Masonry of 5 heritage buildings in Hamilton honoured
Daily Commercial News
Five heritage buildings in the city of Hamilton were recently selected by an industry panel as the finest examples of masonry design in the area. "Heritage buildings made of brick, block or stone are the longest lasting and most architecturally significant designs in any community," says Jack Prazeres, president of MasonryWorx, the provincial trade association of brick, block and stone masonry professionals.

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P3s put a jolt in electricity infrastructure
Daily Commercial News
From the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project in B.C. to Alberta transmission line projects, public-private partnerships (P3s) are delivering electricity infrastructure to push more power into the grid. But according to the message conveyed at the recent 21st Annual National Conference of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships in Toronto, P3s have the potential to break new ground as distribution utilities contemplate producing their own power on a large scale.
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