“The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Design Cites” presented by Peter Ladner, Author, The Urban Food Revolution & Business in Vancouver.
When we are faced with an ever increasing demand on the global food supply (increase in 70% needed by 2050), decreasing farmland, and localised droughts, urban farming provides a potentially substantial, alternative local source of produce for cities. Peter Ladner provided an engaging presentation of several alternative models for urban food production from community gardens and supermarket rooftops, to Kelowna’s own success story: cycling backyard farmer, Curtis Stone.
Thinkspace is pleased to announce that Todd Dust and Henk Kampman have become partners in the firm along with Mark Mathiasen and Ron Hoffart.
University Highlands Elementary School in Burnaby has achieved 42 points, the Gold certification level, with the Canadian Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. LEED is an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the project!
For more information about University Highlands Elementary School, click here for the full project details.
Belmont Secondary School is now 50% clad. It is also weathertight with the exception of Block D. Current activities include installing millwork, flooring and finishing painting in Blocks A and B, while drywall is being completed in Block D. The school is scheduled to open September 2015.
- Atrium Level 3 - Looking East
- Atrium Roof Structure
- Atrium Walkways and Bridges
- Block A - East Elevation
- Block D - West Elevation with Covered Work Area
- Blocks A & B - South Wall Clad in Copper Penny
- Interior Learning Commons - Looking North
- Learning Commons & Main Entry - Exterior Elevation
- Learning Commons Ceiling & Catwalks
- North Sloped Truss Wall Clad
- Stair 2 - Exterior North Elevation