Issue 16 - March | April 2009


Glengarda Child and Family Services Reno                                        view spreads

Sustainable design begins with building upgrade, re-use

In 2005, Passa Associates Inc., Architect was presented with the opportunity to design and implement the renovation of an existing former industrial hospital linen building into a sustainable and energy efficient new home for Glengarda Child & Family Services of Windsor, Ontario. » Read more

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Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre  

New building based on traditions, and modern application of LEED principles

Completed in 2008, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a showcase for the cultures of the two First nations whose  » Read more

Paints and Coatings

Product advances promise improved indoor air quality

The industry has revolutionized painting and coating products during the past 20 years and even more so recently. The move away from oil-based finishes to » Read more



Joggins Fossil centre                                                                               

The Carbon Question: through both ends of the telescope

Carbon is suddenly the word on everybody’s lips: carbon dioxide, carbon footprint, carbon offsets, carbon sequestration, carbon tax. The accumulated effects of two centuries of burning fossil fuels on a huge scale have made human activities, including those associated with the built environment, a significant contributor to the rate at which the planet’s climate is changing.  » Read more


NOW House™ revival - view spreads

Resource conservation, affordability mark new life for a Canadian mainstay

The Now House is one of the 15 net-zero energy healthy housing projects selected from across Canada to be part of the  » Read more


41° to 66° at the Venice Biennale of Architecture

41° to 66°: Architecture in Canada – Region, Culture, Tectonics was on exhibit at the Venice Biennale for Architecture from Sept. 14 to Nov. 23, 2008.  » Read more