Since 2015, The Architect’s Newspaper’s Friday Facades+ Newsletter has kept our readers abreast of cutting-edge building envelope designs. Each week, a building case study appears in the newsletter and as a web article on archpaper.com featuring projects from around the world. The newsletter complements our successful Facades+ conference series, which is the leading in-person event for AEC professionals interested in learning more about envelope design.
At the end of this year, AN plans to expand on this winning format, introducing a Facades+ newsletter with a specific focus on projects in Canada. Facades+ Canada will appear bi-weekly, structured in the same format. We encourage you to subscribe now whether you live in Canada or simply would like to know about the country’s latest facade-forward projects. You can find more information about the newsletter, and subscribe here.
In 2023 we covered a number of important Canadian projects which—no pun intended—pushed the envelope in high-performance facade design. These projects include the B+H Architects’ Gatineau archival facility, DIALOG’s MacKimmie Complex for the University of Calgary, as well as MJMA’s Churchill Meadows Community Center.
The new newsletter corresponds to AN’s increased physical presence in Canada. In 2024 the Facades+ conference series will add Vancouver to its roster of cities for the very first time. Facades+ will also return to Toronto, which has been a mainstay of the conference schedule since 2019.