Presentation House Gala & Auction

Presentation House Gallery will hold its annual gala and benefit auction on Saturday, November 23, 2013. This year’s event will showcases the creative talent of leading Vancouver visual artists, designers and architects, who have been invited to interpret Italian designer Enzo Mari’s iconic Sedia 1 chair. Their responses to this unique challenge will then be auctioned in support of the gallery. The event, which takes place at Secret Location at 1 Water Street in Gastown, will conclude with a seated dinner. During the evening, Presentation House Gallery will also be unveiling designs for its spectacular new purpose-built facility on the North Vancouver waterfront. Tickets are $250 each, tables of eight for $1,750. Contact the gallery directly at (604) 986-1351. Click here for more details.

Has Architecture Lost Touch With the People?

By Kaid Benfield, The Atlantic Cities
October 28, 2013

I’ve been mulling this one for a few days. I seem to know a lot of people who do a lot of complaining about the architecture profession, particularly its alleged preoccupation with making artistic statements rather than, the charge goes, serving people. I think it’s a fair point to a degree, but for a lot of reasons I’ll try to work through here, I’m having a hard time figuring out to what degree, exactly. A related issue is the extent to which architects should, and do, listen to the people their buildings and places are supposedly serving. More …

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Lighting the Spatial Envelope

SLS Group Industries, Light Resource and Litecontrol are pleased to present “Lighting the Spatial Envelope”, the first seminar in a seasonal series that will address the importance of perimeter lighting. Today’s ever-tightening energy standards can place an unhealthy emphasis on horizontal footcandles, making it increasingly difficult to effectively light perimeter surfaces. Guest speaker Jeff Schoepf, director of corporate accounts for Litecontrol, will explore the possibilities for achieving successful low-energy perimeter lighting solutions using new technologies and creative design techniques. This takes place Wednesday, November 13 at the Georgian Court Hotel, 773 Beatty Street, Vancouver. Both a breakfast session (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.) and a lunch session (12”00 – 1:00 p.m.) will be held. Space is limited. Please r.s.v.p.  by contacting Joyce Wong at (604) 874-2226 or

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