Safety By Design Symposium

The Association of Canadian Ergonomists and WorkSafe BC invite you to join this one day symposium that will bring together a diverse group of international and local experts to share their knowledge, experience, challenges and successes on safety/prevention by design in construction, healthcare, utilities, forestry and decision making.

The symposium will take place on May 22, 2014 frm 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver).  The cost is $100 (before April 4th) and $30.00 for fulltime students.  Click here for more information & to register.

Urban Racks

Bike Parking 101

This hour-long course will cover some of the specifics surrounding best practices based on bicycle parking with the goal of helping to create better bike parking facilities. By providing better facilities we will be able to meet the needs of the growing cycling community, promote sustainable transportation options and promote better health in our communities. As these lunch ‘n learns are held by appointment only, please contact Jason Alcott at for further information.

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DORMA Canada

Glass Wall Systems

DORMA Interior Glass Wall Systems bring the benefits of glass to the workplace – transparency, daylighting, versatility, efficiency, space saving and low cost of ownership. The wall systems come in a range of sleek but rugged minimalist designs and configurations so you can select the system that best matches your project’s functional and aesthetic requirements.

This one hour course will cover fixed and moveable glass walls and topics such as Types & Applications, Design Options, and Specifications. This Lunch ‘n Learn is free of charge, taking place on April 09, 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (registration starting at 11:30 am), located at Suite 1300, 1500 West Georgia. For registration please contact Lida Mosadegh at  or (778) 919 – 3987.

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The Architecture of Daniel Evan White

The Museum of Vancouver invites architects and architectural aficionados to a special evening celebrating the work of Daniel Evan White Architect AIBC.  The event will take place on March 13, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity to take in a survey of Daniel Evan White’s academic and professional career, including original drawings, models, photographs, computer reconstructions, with additional commentary and discussion by curators Greg Johnson and Martin Lewis, colleagues and students.  This informal gathering will provide an opportunity to discuss the exhibition and the impact of White’s work over his 50 year career on the west coast. Click here for more information.

The Daniel Evan White exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver will be closing its six month run on March 23, 2014.  Regular admission rates apply.

AIBC Gallery Exhibit: 2014 Wood Design Awards

March 12 – April 25, 2014 

Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal of supporting innovation and providing leadership on the use of wood and wood products. The annual Wood Design Awards of BC recognize excellence, leadership and innovation in wood-based projects. The awards also serve as an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and encourage continued excellence in the building and design community and in the forest industry. This exhibit features the most recent award-winning projects from 2014. The AIBC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. It is located at #100 – 440 Cambie Steet, Vancouver, BC  V6B 2N5.  Click here, for more information about the AIBC Gallery.

2014 Wood Works! BC Awards Celebration

The architectural community was well represented at the 10th Annual Wood WORKS! BC Wood Design Awards Gala, held Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This awards program recognizes leadership and innovation in wood use. This year’s awards program embraced 113 nominations in 12 categories. Among the evening’s honourees were:

Residential Wood Design Award:
David Hewitt Architect AIBC, Hewitt + Company Architecture – Silver Lake House, Silver Lake, WA

Multi-Unit Residential Wood Design Award:
Andreas Kaminski Architect AIBC, aka architecture + design inc. – Red Sky Townhomes, Whistler, B.C.

Commercial Wood Design Award:
Mike Mammone Architect AIBC, Ratio Architecture – Interior Design – Planning – Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union – Uptown Branch, Salmon Arm, B.C.

Interior Beauty Design Award:
James Tuer Architect AIBC, JWT Architecture and Planning – Forest House, Bowen Island, B.C.

Institutional Wood Design – Small Award:
Dave McIntyre Architect AIBC, David Nairne + Associates Ltd. – Yunesit’in Health Centre, Hanceville, B.C.

Institutional Wood Design – Large Award:
Jennifer Marshall Architect AIBC, Urban Arts Architecture – T’it’q’et Community Hall + Health Centre, Lillooet, B.C.

Western Red Cedar Award:
Alfred Waugh Architect AIBC, Formline Architecture + Urbanism – Liard River Hot Springs Facility, Liard River, B.C.

Wood Champion Award:
Peter Busby Architect AIBC, Perkins + Will – Earth Sciences Building and Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver; the Brentwood; Gilmore Skytrain Stations; Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge.

Engineer Award:
Gerald Epp P.Eng., Fast + Epp Structural Engineers – Bow River Bridge, Banff, Alberta.

The Architect Award:
Mike Mammone Architect AIBC, Ratio Architecture – Interior Design – Planning – Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union – Uptown Branch, Salmon Arm, B.C.

The Wood Innovation Award:
Gord Macdonald, Macdonald & Lawrence Timber Framing – WildPlay, in Kelowna, B.C.

Environmental Performance Award:
John Wall Architect AIBC, PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication – Centennial Beach Boundary Bay Regional Park Pavilion in Delta, B.C.

There were also two honourable mentions:

  • Peter Busby Architect AIBC, Robert Drew Architect AIBC, Perkins + Will – Samuel Brighouse Elementary School, Richmond, B.C.
  • Karen Marler Architect AIBC, Hughes Condon Marler Architects – UniverCity Childcare Centre, Burnaby, B.C.

Wood WORKS! is a national industry-led initiative of the Canadian Wood Council, with a goal to support innovation and provide leadership on the use of wood and wood products.