MEC Vancouver wins CaGBC Award for New Construction
We are so pleased to receive the 2021 Canadian Green Building Award for New Construction for MEC Vancouver! Thank you to Canada Green Building Council for recognizing the project.
Hugh Cochlin will be giving a presentation on the building’s many green features along with Roland Charneux next week, September 28th at 9am PST.
CaGBC Awards Lunch ‘n’ Learn: New Construction
Tuesday, September 28th; 9-10 am Pacific, 12
Meet Rachel, our Communications Coordinator
Where were you born?
Good old North Vancouver!
How did you get into marketing/communications?
Strictly speaking, sideways? I come from a writing and dance background, but I often find myself in marketing.
What class in school has proven to be the least useful?
African Dancing and drumming. Though it was an easy credit!
What is the best building of all time?
I feel somewhat underqualified to answer this one. I have a habit of entering every old church I pass when I’m travelling. I’d say one of my absolute favourites is Sacre-Coeur in Paris.
Best brunch spot in Vancouver is…
Somehow I never brunch?
You never leave home without…
Your Great Escape would be to…
What single piece of technology makes your life easier?
What is your spirit animal?
Probably a cat. I’ve been known to stretch…
What word do you have trouble saying?
I can’t seem to get “bagel” right.
2020 Excellence in Commercial Wood Design
We are thrilled to receive this award for MEC Edmonton Brewery District in Edmonton!
WOOD WORKS! Alberta / the Canadian Wood Council jury provided these comments on the building:
“Wood was used for structural and accent finishing pieces and the jury felt that this choice makes the project stand out. It is going above and beyond in a retail experience when customers are allowed to approach and interact with the wood. The entry canopy is impressive, the proportions of wood make a nice warm entry to the building, especially the wood doors. A wide variety of materials were used: glulam columns, timber clad canopies, CLT changing rooms. The structure is thoughtfully oriented to the south and will get the natural light bouncing off the wood surfaces.”
It is great to add this new award to our office and we look forward to submitting future projects.
Lt. Governor Merit Award: Langara College Science & Technology Building
We are honoured to have received one of three Lt. Governor Merit Awards for The Langara College Science and Technology Building. The $54-million building is a gateway to the college’s main campus that cantilevers out 16 metres over the 49th Avenue entrance.
Proscenium Architecture and Interiors Inc in association with Teeple Architects Inc
MEC Head Office news & award
In November 2017 Canada Green Building Council certified The MEC Head Office LEED Canada Platinum, the highest level of distinction for a sustainable building!
In January 2018, ASHRAE awarded Pageau Morel 1st Place Technology Award in the New Commercial Buildings category for the construction of the Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office.