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Zibi - One Planet Community

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.

All buildings and structures at Zibi are carbon neutral; powered and heated by a combination []

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.

British architect Kathryn Findlay dies aged 60

Vineyard Marina Project – Kelowna

Vineyard Marina Project – Kelowna, BC (2008-14)


The Project

The project is centered on a winery and marina in West Kelowna, British Columbia. Located on picturesque Okanagan Lake, this comprehensive development will include a world-class vineyard, winery, boutique hotel, marina, boardwalk, yacht club and several restaurants.

The Brief

The goal of the project is to develop a destination in the Okanagan that provides a world-class example of true sustainable development in the agro-tourism sector. Sustainability has been a key driver from the project inception and throughout the process. In order []


Blatchford – Edmonton, AB, Canada (2010-2013)


The Project


The City of Edmonton held an International Design Competition inviting designs for the transformation of the downtown airport into a new sustainable community.

The Brief


The ECCA lands will be home to 30,000 Edmontonians living, working and learning in a sustainable community that is carbon neutral, using 100% renewable energy and served by North America’s greenest utility infrastructure. Perkins+Will invited Archineers to join their master planning team to work on the district []

UNDP – Mauritius

UNDP – Mauritius (2011-2012)


The Project

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) requested proposals for the Preparation of standard designs for low and middle-income housing, schools, and other building needs in Mauritius.

The Brief

The project “Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in buildings in Mauritius” required development of Standard designs for low and middle-income housing (new and major renovations); and development of Standard designs for targeted non-residential building use (new and major renovations).

The overarching objective in the above endeavour is []

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Seaport Farmers’ Market – Halifax, NS, Canada (2010)


A new home for the Farmers’ Market in the disused Pier 22 building on the Seawall in Halifax.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Completion: 2010

Project value: $12 Million

Size: 55,000 sq ft

The existing heritage building has been sensitively re-insulated to reduce heating energy whilst allowing the strong Nova Scotian sun to provide some free heat and plentiful daylight. The energy and water systems include solar tubes linked with ground-sourced heat pumps, heat recovery systems, in-floor heating, roof mounted wind turbines and gravity-fed rainwater harvesting. []

Lieutenent Governor Award

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 []


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 ]

La Petite Rivière

La Petite Rivière update

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

For more information, visit the Project Website

Pictou Landing First Nations

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.

Full details of the awards here.