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In Layman’s Terms (A Non-Architect’s Point of View) A Blog by Miranda Paquette I learned a new word today. I’m the second oldest person in our office so sometimes I feel like I’ve plateaued compared to my peers. But not today because I just learned about a woonerf. For those of you also learning today, …

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Statistics and Building Science

This blog post is not actually about statistics. It’s about the way building science uses statistics to help design. Building Science is the bundled fields of architecture and engineering whose goal is to calculate and respond to how the building works in its environment. By this I mean how the building reacts to the environment: …

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Social media or architecture business?

Social media is all around us. On a personal level, Twitter keeps us informed on the latest news, Facebook with our friends and family’s lives, and LinkedIn for professional networking. You may be wondering, why do businesses use social media? More specifically, why would an architecture firm use social media? Recently I have had discussions …

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Architects talking to everyone, not just architects

Whenever architects get together, we have lots of things to say to each other. We talk about fees, who won which project, where we traveled, what we learned and what engineers we recently worked with, or didn’t. Like many industries, we talk to each other. While that’s all very good, it limits us because we …

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Back to Work

It’s that time of year again, the new year has arrived and everyone is eager to start it off on the right foot. For most people, the holidays are a time of excitement with an underlying note of stress. Whether the stress was aimed at having to pack up the family for holiday travels, getting …

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An Architectural Experience of a Lifetime

Last year, I had the experience of a lifetime when my best friend and I drove and camped out across Canada and the United States. After spending two weeks as rural as it gets in Wyoming, where deer casually walk across the residential front lawns of their small towns, the feeling of driving into Chicago …

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Ontario Association of Architects Council: Toon Signing Off

The old adage says that when one door closes, another one opens. This is very true today as it marks the last Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Council meeting I will be attending. For six years, I’ve had the honour of serving the architecture profession’s regulatory council. Elected by the members of Eastern Ontario, it …

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