CIRS to receive the 2015 RAIC Green Building Award


CIRSThe 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.

Philip J. Currie Museum recipient of multiple Awards


DinoMuseumOn March 17, 2015, the Philip J. Currie Museum was the recipient of three awards at the Prairie Wood Design Awards.  Recognized for its innovative use of timber, the museum was honored with the Commercial/Wood Design Award, the Wood Advocate Award as well as the Engineer Wood Advocate Award. Constructed in collaboration with StructureCraft, the building was designed as a metaphorical reference to the dinosaur bones that are featured within the museum.

National Arts Centre Renovation


NACFast + Epp together with Diamond Schmitt Architects is set to take on a significant project: the renovation of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. After nearly four years of planning, work is scheduled to begin in early summer. The renovation will expand space within the building, reorient the direction it faces and enhance the patron experience. The most notable visual change will be the glass wrap around on a portion of the building with a multiple storey tower as the focal point.

Fast + Epp awarded UBC Tall Wood Project

Fast + Epp has been awarded an exciting new job with the University of British Columbia Properties Trust; a 16-18 storey wood-based Student Residence Building. The building, anticipated to be the tallest building on campus will have a height of 53m and a gross floor plan of approx. 157,000 square feet.  Construction is scheduled to begin November 2015.

Jasper Place Library featured in Structure Magazine


JPL structureJasper Place Library is the featured Spotlight article in the January 2015 edition of Structure Magazine, and is also showcased on the front cover. The Library was an Outstanding Award Winner in the 2014 NCSEA Annual Excellence Award in Structural Engineering awards program. The article highlights the project from design to completion, and features key details regarding the distinctive ‘floating’ roof. Click here to read the article.

Concept App hits record download!

iPhones-side-by-sideConcept, an iPhone app that Fast + Epp introduced in October 2013 has hit the 10,000th download mark. The app allows architects to explore the aesthetics of wood, concrete and steel, and determine each material’s feasibility and depth. This is an exciting milestone for all who were involved in the design and development of the app. For more information on the Concept App, click here.

New Fast + Epp Project Breaks Ground

On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, politicians, community leaders and supporters gathered in Richmond BC for the groundbreaking of the Pacific Autism Family Centre. This three-storey 58,000 sq. ft. facility will provide the necessary resources, support and information to families living with autism.

Mosaic Centre wins Sustainability Award


1 MosaicRendering creditMI webThe Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta won the 2014 Top Project Sustainability Award from Alberta Construction Magazine for its green-building features. The building is targeting LEED Platinum, net-zero energy use and is the first building in Alberta targeting Living Building Challenge.

Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects celebrate the construction industry's accomplishments throughout the year.


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