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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre – Toronto, Canada

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Building: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
Location: Toronto, Canada
Completed: 2015
Architect: Snøhetta, Zeidler Partnership Architects
MEP Engineer: Crossey Engineering LTD.
Construction Manager: Ellis Don
Lighting Designer: Consullux Lighting Consultants

AE Interest: glass skin creates varying light intensities within the building, LEED silver, half of the roof is dedicated to urban green space

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Written by Kendall Williams

September 8, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Posted in Built

Vancouver House – Vancouver, Canada

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Building: Vancouver House
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Architect: Bjarke Ingeles
Structural Engineers: Goltman Simpson Consulting Engineers and Buro Happold
MEP Engineers: Integral Group
Status: Completion in 2018
Height: 497 feet
Stories above Ground: 59 stories

AE Interest: LEED platinum certification, 10 story glass podium base, triangular base that evolves to a rectangle at the top, lattice style balconies.

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Written by Kendall Williams

September 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm

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1500 West Georgia – Vancouver, Canada

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Building: 1500 West Georgia
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Design Architect: Buro Ole Scheeren
Structural Engineering: Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Nemetz & Associates 
Construction: MMM Group
Status: Commission – February 2015
Height: 48 residential floors above 2 ground levels, 6 basement floors

AE Interest: aspires to LEED platinum, horizontal rotation of modular elements projects outward to maximize views, rooftop sustainability feature

Written by Kendall Williams

September 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Posted in Built

Vancouver Convention Centre West – Vancouver, Canada

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Building: Vancouver Convention Center West
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Completed: 2009
Architects: LMN, DA Architects & Planners, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCM)
Project Manager: Stantec Consulting
Structural Engineer: Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Stantec Consulting
Contractor: PCL Construction Enterprises

AE Interest: LEED Canada Platinum (first Convention Center to gain this recognition), 6 acre living roof, sea water heat pump, structural glass skin.

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Written by Kendall Williams

September 3, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Posted in Built