Peter Milczyn, The Man With The Plan

By Christopher Hume, Toronto Star

Wednesday, December 15

Perhaps it’s not surprising that Peter Milczyn, trained architect and city councillor, should have designs on Toronto. And now that Mayor Rob Ford has appointed him chair of the city’s planning and growth management committee and TTC vice-chair, Milczyn’s moment has finally come. More …–hume-peter-milczyn-the-man-with-the-plan.

Attention: 2011 Courses and Registration

The course schedule and on-line course registration process for 2011 is now up and running (Click here) . You are encouraged to register early to be sure of getting into the sessions you want, and to do so on line for even quicker results (instantaneous confirmation notice and receipt).


Legislative Change in Washington State

The State of Washington is in the process of introducing new legislation to govern the practice of architecture. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5529, signed into law last March, will come into effect in three stages over the next two years. Amongst the many changes are specific provisions related to business licensing, mandatory continuing education, cross-jurisdictional recognition, and updated language regarding exceptions. As a result of the new legislation, the Washington State Board of Architects is also introducing changes to its Washington Administrative Code, and is currently seeking feedback from its members on the draft rule proposal. For more information, visit


Is Green Branding a Thing of The Past?

By Marc Stoiber, BC Business

December 9, 2010


Customers are growing weary of green branding, so how will green go forth? As a staple, not a perk. We are witnessing an explosion of green products in the North American market. By some measures, launches tripled between 2008 and 2009, and show no sign of slowing down. More …