Archives: 2010

Reimagine on CBC Radio

Published 7 years ago

Shafraaz Kaba of Manasc Isaac and John Woelfling of Dattner Architects speak with Russell Bowers of CBC Radio on the topic of building renewal. 

Listen to their discussion at the link below (midway through the podcast)

 

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/daybreakab_20101107_40793.mp3

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See Magazine

Published 7 years ago

"John Woelfling of New York's Dattner Architects, presented his method of renovating a building in a one time fix solution to "Manasc Isaac's" fourth Reimagine tower renewal summit..."

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Greener Horizons: Developing and implementing corporate sustainability plans

Published 7 years ago

In November 2010, Bullfrog Power invited communications and sustainability executives from various Canadian organizations to participate in a panel discussion on strategies for developing and implementing a sustainability plan within your organization. Panellists included: Vivian Manasc, Principal, Manasc Isaac Architects; Laura Franceschini, Sustainability Consultant, Stantec; and Ross McEwen, Managing Partner, ION Print Solutions. Please see the article for key learnings from the sessions.

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Construction with a Conscience

Published 7 years ago

The AMCHAM forum and the Korean government's support for green industries are a step in the right direction for the country. Vivian Manasc spoke at the forum this October about the innovative ideas Manasc Isaac Architects has been using to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings we design and build. For more information on the AMCHAM forum in Korea, please see the attached article published in Invest Korea Journal.

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Reimagine: Achieving a Sustainable Building Stock in Edmonton

Published 7 years ago

Read local social media guru Mack Male's take on the last Reimagine summit here: 

http://blog.mastermaq.ca/2010/12/02/reimagine-achieving-a-sustainable-building-stock-in-edmonton/

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Renewal strategy urged for aging Calgary buildings

Published 7 years ago

Time to reimagine downtown towers

BY MARIO TONEGUZZI, CALGARY HERALDNOVEMBER 10, 2010

The Peter W. Rodino Federal Office Building in Newark, New Jersey, is an example of a re-skinning renewal strategy.

Photograph by: courtesy of Dattner Architects

CALGARY - With a number of Calgary's highrise towers aging, it's time to reimagine these skyscrapers for the next 50 years - particularly now that vacancy rates continue to increase in these older office buildings.

As newer office structures in the downtown have been completed in the past few years or are nearing completion, there has been a 'flight-to-quality' in Calgary's office market.

"As those old buildings sort of reach the end of their life they really need to be re-capitalized and dare I say reimagined," said Vivian Manasc, principal architect with Manasc Isaac Architects. "These buildings need to be given a new lease on life. And it's a shame to tear them down when they're still perfectly good buildings.

 

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City's skyline could use new skin

Published 7 years ago

Todd Babiak of the Edmonton Journal talks with Shafraaz Kaba of Manasc Isaac Architects about re-skinning aging facades.  Read it here!

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Next reimagine summit November 9th and 10th, 2010

Published 7 years ago

Coming from New York's Dattner Architects..our next speaker brings the Rodino Federal Building's reimagine project to Edmonton and Calgary.

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Reimagine & Sara Beardsley in Alberta Venture: 'Plenty of opportunity for Alberta's big-city buildings to become modern and efficient'

Published 7 years ago

Architect and Reimagine Series speaker Sara Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill speaks to Alberta Venture about the potential of green urban strategies, LEED in northern climates, reimagining the Willis Tower, and the need for policy change.

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Article from Edmontonians May 2010

Published 7 years ago

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Sears Tower Renovation Architect To Speak At Reimagine Summit 3

Published 7 years ago

Sara Beardsley, Architect of the greening of the Sears Tower will be speaking at the third Reimagine Tower Renewal Summit in Calgary, at the Water Centre, April 21, 2010 and in Edmonton at the hotel MacDonald on April 22, 2010. In this pair of luncheons, Beardsley will present some of the strategies being implemented in the new Willis Tower project that aim to reduce heating energy consumption by up to 50% and earn the building LEED® Gold certification.

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Strong Forecasts for Green Business and Building in 2010

Published 7 years ago

Leanne Tobias provides "Strong Forecasts for Green Business and Building in 2010."  Read the full story on the Greener Buildings website here.

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