Thinkspace is delighted to be working with Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) to define the “vision and needs” of the new “hub” building.
The design team (Ray Wolfe, Len Rodrigues and Andrea Ewanchyna) from Thinkspace completed workshop #1.
Thanks to Brent Elliot, Planning and Development, KPU and Alan Nicholson, Make Projects for participating in workshop #1.
Ray Wolfe and Nick Bevilacqua from Fast + Epp, will be presenting at the Wood Solutions Conference taking place in Vancouver next week. The conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber.
Though timber construction offers a viable option for three and four-storey school buildings, code constraints have limited timber schools to a maximum of two-storeys while also imposing overall floor area limitations. Ray and Nick’s presentation, “Design Options for Three- and Four-Storey Wood Buildings in British Columbia,” will discuss the range of possible timber construction approaches for school buildings up to four-stories in height within a seismic region.
The conference takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre – East in Vancouver, BC on November 5, 2019. The full WSC Presentation Outline can be viewed here.
We are excited to share an article that was published in the August 2019 edition of Award Magazine. Earning the cover of such a prestigious magazine was a real honour for the entire team at Thinkspace. This article gave us an opportunity to talk about what drives our design process and celebrate some of the amazing spaces we’ve been given the opportunity to create. Our thanks go out to Natalie Bruckner for writing such an engaging article, and the entire team at Award.
Thinkspace staff can now rely on in-house advice from two architects who have passed the Certified Professional course offered through the Engineers and Geoscientists BC and AIBC. Wentao Zhou and Andrei Filip have successfully demonstrated competence in code knowledge and familiarity with the procedures as outlined in the CP Manual, earning their CP designations. As architects with a strong knowledge of Canadian building codes and experience in the building construction industry, Wentao and Andrei are a great resource to Thinkspace staff on provisions of the BC Building Code and the Vancouver Building By-law.