February 16, 2007
by Canadian Architect
The Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA), which was incorporated in 1932, is pleased to announce its 75th anniversary. To celebrate this important milestone, the NSAA is planning a number of festivities that will honour the professions contributions of the past, its prosperity in the present, and its aspirations for the future. All events will be open to the public and will take place at the new Seawall district along the Halifax waterfront. Events will include a public lecture series that will provide an exceptional array of speakers, as well as a variety of exhibits and special events. The NSAA is honoured to have reached this milestone and acknowledges the contributions of its members, affiliates and companions that have helped us to attain our successes over the years.
7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 1 at Pier 21 Heritage Hall
Mr. Ray Anderson
Since founding Interface Flooring in 1973, Ray Anderson has built one of the worlds largest carpet and floor covering companies. He has embarked on a mission to make Interface a sustainable corporation by leading a worldwide war on waste and pioneering the processes of sustainable development. His goal to make Interface into a Zero Footprint company by 2020 has resulted in him being called the “Greenest Chief Executive in America.” By combining environmentalism with dedication to his company’s success, Anderson has proven that being green can also be profitable for business. He is also the author of Mid-Course Correction, Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: the Interface Model.
7:00 pm, Thursday, May 10 at Pier 21 Exhibition Space
Lieutenant Governor Awards in Architecture
Join the Honourable Mayann Francis as she presents awards for the best architectural projects in Nova Scotia for 2005 and 2006. As part of the ceremony, an exhibition will be on display to celebrate the past 20 years of the Lieutenant Governor Awards in Nova Scotia. The retrospective will provide an overview of some of our provinces most accomplished buildings.
7:00 pm, Thursday, May 17 at Pier 21 Heritage Hall
Mr. Raymond Moriyama
Raymond Moriyama is one of Canadas most respected architects. Among his award-winning projects are the Ontario Science Centre, Science North in Sudbury, Canadian Embassy in Tokyo,Bata Shoe Museum; the Saudi Arabian National Museum in Riyadh; and more recently, the newCanadian War Museum in Ottawa. Since founding his firm in 1958 he has received many personal honours including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal; the International Fellowship of Royal Institute of British Architects; the Honourary Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects; Macleans Honour Roll as a Canadian Who Made the Difference; and ten honourary doctorates. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts (England) and Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and has received the Order of Ontario and the Order of Rising Sun Gold Rays with Rosette, Japan.