In the News: Walper Hotel Checks all the Boxes

BNKC Principal, Elie Newman, led Architourist, Dave LeBlanc through the award winning Walper Hotel to show him how our heritage renovation brought new life to a piece of Kitchener’s history.   Read the full article here.   Next Steps: Want to learn more about The Walper Hotel? Click here. The Walper Hotel recently won the…

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COVID-19 Update: How we’re preparing for these uncertain times

As Canada responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts are with the people affected and those working to help our most vulnerable. At BNKC, we’re working to do our part to ensure the safety of our community by closely monitoring the situation. We’re in the process of moving to a virtual office environment. To…

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BNKC Newsletter – March 2020

    Award Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation The Walper Hotel has won the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. BNKC was at Queen’s Park to proudly accept the award from Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Congratulations to the entire team! The Walper Hotel was originally built in 1893…

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Culture: Giving Space to Open Discussion

Our bi-weekly design meetings are a chance for our entire team to come together over snacks and beverages for a friendly design pin-up. In advance of International Women’s Day, we deviated from our usual format and shook things up with a moderated discussion to explore the issues women face through the lens of architecture and…

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In the News: 77 Wade on Sustainable Biz

“In designing 77 Wade, we demonstrated an ‘alternate design approach’ which allowed us to meet or exceed the authorities’ requirements and expose up to 78 per cent of the mass timber in the project.” In this article, Kelly Roche writes about the changes to the building code and, despite it’s increase to 12-storeys for wood…

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Speaker Spotlight: Elie Newman at CAIS National Leaders Conference

The CAIS National Leaders Conference in Vancouver, where BNKC Principal Elie Newman was speaking, has been cancelled due to COVID-19. More information at the link: https://www.cais.ca/updates   The Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) was established in 1981 as a national network for member schools supporting collaborative initiatives in leadership, education, management and governance. BNKC’s…

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Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan King at the Mass Timber Conference

The International Mass Timber conference in Portland, Oregon where BNKC Principal Jonathan King was speaking has been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. More information at the link: https://masstimberconference.com/coronavirus-update/   The Mass Timber Conference is the largest gathering of cross-laminated timber and mass timber experts in the world. BNKC’s Jonathan King will be sharing lessons…

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Project Spotlight: 77 Wade Avenue

77 Wade Avenue will be Canada’s tallest timber office building when it’s complete. Let’s take a closer look at how BNKC’s design is raising the bar for future commercial tall-wood structures.       Buzz Worthy! Follow 77 Wade on social media @junctionaccordingtowade and download the 77 Wade app to virtually walk through the project…

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Award: The Walper Hotel wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

The Walper Hotel has won the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. BNKC was at Queen’s Park to proudly accept the award from Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Congratulations to the entire team! The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities for their exceptional contributions to heritage conservation – cultural…

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