2016 Doors Open Winnipeg May 28-29

2016 marks the 13th annual Doors Open Winnipeg, a free event put on by Heritage Winnipeg that opens up build­ings of histor­ical and archi­tec­tural interest to the public. Dozens of build­ings and sites are avail­able May 28-29. Volunteers offer a variety of tours. Many of the build­ings remain “working” build­ings rather than museums. This year’s offer­ings include the Burton Cummings Theatre, Mariaggi […]

Extreme Buildings: Tall Timber at UBC

The world’s tallest wooden building is under construction on the UBC campus in Vancouver. Brock Commons Student Residence will be 18 storeys or 174 feet high.  The $51.5 million project is slated to provide housing for 404 students. It will have a hybrid structural system with a one-storey concrete podium, two concrete cores and 17 […]