Collaboration with George Brown College helps students gain real-world experience

BNKC is undertaking an exciting collaboration with George Brown College to help students in the Angelo Delzotto School of Construction Management gain some real-world experience. Instructors in the program reached out to ask if we could share CAD drawings from a recent project. Students will take those original drawings and work in teams to transform…

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In the News: Architects Pondering Post-COVID Designs

Daily Commercial News reporter Don Wall interviewed Jonathan King to learn why few of our projects have been adversely affected by the pandemic. King specifically points out that work at 5509 Dundas and 2720 Danforth in Toronto, and East City Condos in Peterborough are all moving along on schedule and hypothesizes why the residential sector…

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In the News: Post-Pandemic Design

Novae Res Urbis (NRU) reporter, Rob Jowett interviewed Jonathan King to learn how COVID-19 will impact the design of spaces. It’s a complex and relevant issue. King says clients have already been requesting design changes to aspects of their planned projects because of the impact of the pandemic.   Read the full article in NRU’s…

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BNKC Newsletter – May 2020

    Project Introduction North Oakville Mixed-Use Community (NOMiC) The wide-open streets of North Oakville aren’t yet known for their pedestrian scale and cozy neighbourhood feel, but a new mixed-use community from Mattamy Homes, designed by BNKC, is aiming to change people’s perceptions about just that. With a thoughtfully completed master plan, and design nearing…

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BNKC Newsletter – April 2020

  In the News Walper Hotel Checks all the Boxes Architourist, Dave LeBlanc recently joined BNKC principal Elie Newman for a tour of the award-winning Walper Hotel. His article shares how this thoughful heritage renovation brought new life to a piece of Kitchener’s history. Read the full article here. Project Feature LiUNA Local 506 Training Centre…

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People: David Cloutier

Have you been lucky enough to work with Project Manager, David Cloutier? For more than 30 years, David’s been offering impeccable customer service to a select group of our industrial, commercial, and retail clients. Involved at every project phase – from initial proposal to contract admin – David is the point person for his clients,…

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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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