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Zibi Carbon Neutral Development, Ottawa

The Windmill Development vision is to create one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally conscious communities on the planet. To accomplish this, Zibi follows an ambitious One Planet Action Plan, which is a model based on ten simple principles to make sustainable living easy and affordable for all. This model will help Zibi live and breathe within a fair share of the planet’s resources.

Kathryn Findlay

I was privileged to work with Kathryn Findlay when she returned from Japan in 1999. She was the first architect that I worked with who savoured a deep understanding of the environment and who would then interpret these factors into her unique, breathtaking designs. An absolute one-off, and a pleasure to have known and worked with, you will be missed, thank you for living your vision. http://www.dezeen.com/2014/01/13/kathryn-findlay-1953-2014/

Lieutenant Governor's Design Awards for Architecture

The Seaport Farmers Market was awarded the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor's Design Awards for Architecture. The award winning team led by Keith Tufts, Partner at Lydon Lynch Architects (centre), with from L-R, Michel Comeau, Denis Morris, Mark Atwood and Trevor Butler. The Seaport Farmers’ Market uses 75% less power and water than required by the National Model Energy Code. Harvesting free natural resources and responding to the seasons, the Market is one of the most sustainably designed, low energy buildings in North America.

New Book

Around and About Stock Orchard Street, edited by Sarah Wigglesworth is a "ten year on" review of the Straw Baled House and Office in London, where Sarah's architectural practice is based. Trevor Butler was a contributing author to two of the chapters, on "what do we mean by green", and "from innovation to common place"; both themes clear in his work and practice. The launch of the book took place at the RIBA, with Kevin McCloud whose TV show [more...]

La Petite Rivière update

We are delighted to be collaborating with the client and design team on this unique sustainable development in Montreal.

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Pictou Landing Health Centre wins 2010 International Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum 2010 International Award for Architecture goes to Pictou Landing First Nations Health Centre, Nova Scotia Canada. The building uses 100% FSC timber from local managed forests and incorporates passive solar design principles in it's shape and form. Archineers provided thermal modeling and systems engineering design to the client and architects, Richard Kroeker of Piskwepaq Design Inc.