The MEC Head Office located in Vancouver, BC, received the Award of Excellence at the Canadian Consulting Engineers Award gala on October 23, 2015. The 110,000 sq. ft. facility was recognized for its ability to meet code requirements using predominately NLT throughout. Firm Associate Tanya Luthi was on hand to accept the award along with Proscenium Architecture whom Fast + Epp partnered with on the project.
Fast + Epp has partnered with Acton Ostry Architects to design the new UBC Student residence building in Vancouver, BC. Considered to be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world at 53 metres tall, the 157,000 sq. ft. structure comprises a mass timber superstructure atop a concrete base. Construction of the project will commence in the fall of 2015 and is scheduled to open in September 2017.
Constructed of exposed composite glulam/concrete deck and cast-in-place insulated concrete walls, the Cloister House features a unique, playful element: an indoor slide. The single family residence was designed in collaboration with Measured Architecture and is a featured story in Dezeen Magazine. Click here to view the article.
Fast + Epp partnered with OMB in order to convert the UBC Bookstore from a bleak concrete building into a striking, resplendent structure. The renovation included a 5,500 sq. ft. expansion in order to make room for retail space, a convenience store and a renovated café. The 2-storey space features expressive prefabricated wood-steel panels which contain mechanical and electrical services. For more details on the project, read the recently published article in Azure magazine.
Three Fast + Epp projects were recently granted SAB awards for their design based on criteria of sustainable design, architectural excellence, and technical innovation.
The new Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office is a green building built to reflect the corporation’s culture of promoting an active outdoor lifestyle as well as environmental awareness.
St. Mary’s Hospital features operable windows, natural light, and the integration of culture and community through artwork. All of which are elements that speak to how clinical environments can be improved upon.
Kwayatsut is an environmentally responsible urban building targeting LEED Gold that incorporates multiple green features within a tight budget.
For more detailed information on these award-winning projects, click here.
The Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta won an Award of Excellence on April 16, 2015. The gala event celebrated the 10th anniversary of steel design and honored six projects all showcasing the innovative use of steel. The material played an important role in the Mosaic Centre by supporting the roof and in the finely detailed wood-steel stairs and bridges that are featured in the atrium.
On Friday April 10, 2015, the 26th annual Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia award gala was held in Vancouver, BC. Kin Centre Complex was the recipient of the Award of Excellence, an honor that recognizes innovation and technical excellence in engineering. Designed as the focal point of the 2015 Canada Winter Games, the Complex features an expressive wood roof supported by gently curving steel beams.
The Centre for Interactive Research at the University of British Columbia will be the recipient of the 2015 RAIC Green Building Award. The award will be presented in Calgary at the RAIC Festival of Architecture that takes place from June 3-6, 2015. The 5,675 sq. m. structure is one of the few buildings worldwide that is considered regenerative. It achieves net-positive energy, net-zero water, and net-zero carbon in construction and operations. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in buildings that are environmentally responsible and promote the health and well-being of users.