CICA Award for Boddy

Local architecture writer/critic Trevor Boddy is the recipient of a Bruno Zevi Book Award commendation, awarded by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) as part of its 2011 Book, Exhibition Catalogue & Journalism Awards. Boddy was singled out by an international jury for his essay “Mega and Micro: Canada, Invention at the Extremes”, included in Architectures of the 21st Century America.

Government Establishes Urban Design Protocol for Australian Cities

Architecture & Design
October 2011

An urban design protocol of Australian Cities was released yesterday, along with the Federal Government’s State of Australian Cities 2011 report, its aim to encourage world-class urban design. The State of Australian Cities 2011 report rates the performance of the nation’s 18 biggest cities. It shows that compared to last year, residents are using less electricity, using public transport more, producing less household waste and children are staying at home until an older age. More …

New Associate at DA

Michael Canak MAIBC is now an associate at DA Architects + Planners. Canak has been a project architect DA since 2002, having joined the firm after working on a wide range of projects throughout British Columbia and Europe.

Building & Remediation on the West Coast

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association invites you to attend Building & Remediation on the West Coast, an industry presentation featuring renowned building science expert Dr. Joseph Lstiburek P.Eng. This full-day seminar will examine principals of building science, providing the latest research on construction on the “wet coast” and discussing anticipated changes to the BC Building Code as well as issues of mould remediation and deep energy retrofits. Also presenting on the topic of building envelope issues will be Pierre-Michel Busque P.Eng. of Busque Engineering. The seminar will be held Tuesday, November 1, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. Early bird pricing is available until October 12. Visit for for additional information and to register.

Heritage Conservation Award for BC Architect

The Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals has recognized architect Jonathan Yardley MAIBC MRAIC RIBA CAHP MCAHP with its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, given for outstanding contribution and dedication to the field of heritage conservation. Over the past four decades, he has worked on numerous heritage projects including the Abbotsford Sikh Temple, Vancouver’s Salt Building, and the Woodward’s redevelopment, while also promoting the cause of heritage preservation. Yardley, who is based on Salt Spring island, received his honour at the recent CAHP Conference held in Victoria.

In Montreal, a Museum Addition That’s a Marvel of Both Innovation and Common Sense

By Benjamin Genocchio, Artinfo
October 6, 2011

As far as museum expansions go, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art is not much to look at. But herein lies its charm. Seeing the way this discreet, generally unassuming addition fits seamlessly into the museum’s existing campus on Sherbrooke Street, you’d swear the new building had been here for years. More …