Here Melissa Hayes, Senior Interior Designer at Stantec, and Shawn Lamb, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Stantec, discuss “LEEDing by Example in the Education Sector.”
FEATURED WESTERN CANADA COVERAGE
This September students walking into Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia, will walk into a brand-new space designed to empower ideas and learning. The $122 million campus will accommodate 1,800 students and features three atriums with sweeping views of the mountains, two auditoriums, a theatre that can transform into a ballroom or cinema, and a pedestrian spine that runs the length of the building.
A blueprint for the future of affordable housing, Edmonton, Alberta’s Londonderry project is a new model that is likely to be replicated across the country. The $72-million development is designed to allow residents to grow in place, even as financial situations change; a concept which led to unanimous approval from the city.
Students at the new École Connaught Community School, located in Regina, Saskatchewan, walked through the front doors for the first time this fall. The students may not know it, but this $22-million building is state of the art, featuring spaces filled with cutting-edge technology, flexible learning spaces and throwbacks to the building’s predecessor, a 100-year-old red brick building that has been upcycled into the new building.
Winnipeg, Manitoba’s new LEED® Silver Certified, $20.5 million fieldhouse has added 60,000 square feet of recreational and multi-use space to the Dakota Community Centre. Construction wrapped up in September, and locals are already taking advantage of an indoor field, athletics track, three full size basketball courts, and seating for 2,000 spectators.
This article will discusses the industry’s brand new Zero Carbon Building Standard, which is focused on reducing carbon emissions in commercial, institutional and multi‐family buildings.
ON THE SAFE SIDE
This article makes the case for pre‐cast concrete and how its durability is a major selling point in a time where natural disasters and wildfires seem to be growing in frequency and strength.
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