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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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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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In the News: 77 Wade on Think Wood

Think Wood is an initiative that unites those with a passion in wood and the forests they come from. Their goal is to educate about the use of wood in buildings. To that end, they’ve published an in-depth look at 77 Wade. Check out the full story here.

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In the News: St. Joseph’s Hospital Development – Novae Res Urbis

Not ones to shy away from a challenge, we used a hospital typology to design a mid-rise condo that compliments the 1922 patient wing we’re converting into purpose-built rental. Rob Jowett explores the St. Joseph’s Hospital Development in this Novae Res Urbis article.   Read the full article here.   Next Steps: Want to learn…

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In the News: 77 Wade – Pushing the Limits of Mass-Timber

We’ve gained a lot of experience with 77 Wade – some of the most valuable was guiding the project through the Alternative Solution Process with the City. We’re proud to be advancing the understanding of tall-timber potential in Toronto and will continue to push the envelope for our clients and their projects. In this article,…

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In the News: East City Condos on Treehugger

Jargon watch: “Hipsturbia” by Lloyd Alter on Treehugger – January 31, 2020 What does it take to become hipsturbia? Read how East City Condos are providing young families and aging boomers with hip-factor in Peterborough. Read here.

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BNKC Newsletter – February 2020

    We’ve jumped head-first into the new decade feeling inspired and ready to take on the year. Without delay, here’s a peek into what’s on our minds these days. Project Feature Bringing Density to Danforth Avenue 2720 Danforth Avenue is a smartly-designed, purpose-built rental building in an area of Toronto that is only now…

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