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Immobile Home

Two resourceful designers convert an eclectic mobile home into a permanent oceanside residence.

Taller Wood Buildings

Mid-rise wood buildings are now permitted in several provinces, and the next push could be to go even taller. British Columbia architect Michael Green lays out the case for building up to 30 storeys in wood.


An enlightened and impassioned client guides the sensitive conversion of a historically significant heritage building in Vancouver's Chinatown into offices and a gallery to display his impressive collection of contemporary art.

Insuring the future

Without significant reform, the current crisis in personal liability insurance for architects could be devastating to the future of the construction industry.

LEED: A Primer

An overview of sustainable design issues in the LEED context.