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November 1, 2019

Vignettes YEG 2019: Showcasing Albertan Interior Design

A unique project that encourages visitors to question how non-physical materials can be used to bring beauty and form to an existing space, Lemay+Toker’s submission in the 2019 Vignettes YEG festival exemplifies how algorithmic and parametric architecture can create an inviting and innovative space. The use of parametric design technologies is becoming increasingly prevalent as computer algorithms allow designers to develop complex shapes and spaces in digital environments.

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May 31, 2019

Lemay + Escobar inaugurates giant new screens at One Times Square

Lemay + Escobar Founding Partner and Design Principal, Andres Escobar provided artistic direction and programming for one of New York's most iconic buildings—One Times Square—collaborating with celebrated French design institution Le3. This experiential display forms an installation 100-meters-high—and acts to enhance brand and contribute to the artistic landscape of this tourist and entertainment destination that welcomes 400.000 people each day.

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May 25, 2019

Brick by Brick : Lemay + Toker’s Heritage Team Get Their Hands Dirty

Does the name Sandstone City ring a bell? For a long time, Calgary was named after the prolific amounts of sandstone its quarries produced. These stones can be found all over the city, in places such as Historic City Hall and a number of downtown's most iconic buildings. As part of a city-wide knowledge share on masonry and heritage conservation-focused architecture, Lemay + Toker’s Heritage Architecture Team recently attended a hands-on masonry workshop organized by fellow heritage architect Patricia Glanville. Lemay + Toker’s own Mark Chambers, Jurgen Hartloper, Ellen Odegaard, and Chris Zahaluk were on the scene to deepen their understanding of one of heritage architecture’s most important building blocks.

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May 24, 2019

‘9-Minute Villages’ : Mark Cooper Leads Lemay + Toker to Award-Winning Green Line Idea

Lemay + Toker team members brought non-traditional thinking and resilience to their approach when local think-tank and non-profit d.talks put out a call for submissions for its latest theme—Movement: Improving the Human Aspect of Mobility. The theme explores transforming mobility, sustainability, economic, inclusive and accessible options for urban living.

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April 30, 2019

Nature Knows Best: The Benefits of Biophilic Design

Biophilic design has become one of contemporary architecture’s most exciting and intriguing principles. Since we’ve uncovered more and more of the effects of cubicle society on our health, it’s understandable that we’re starting to bring the benefits of nature indoors.

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April 24, 2019

Fostering Good Health and Good Business

We've had a lot of success rolling out Fitwel strategies and recommendations—designed to enhance employee experience through wellness initiatives and physical environment. Check out we're doing and learn more about our recent Fitwel achievement.

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December 12, 2018

Inside the Planetarium's Transformation

One of Calgary's best examples of Brutalist architecture—the Calgary Centennial Planetarium—has been brought back to its original intention and expression with its recent renovation.

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November 9, 2018

Time Capsule Unearthed

The rehabilitation of Calgary's Historic City Hall was a great undertaking for us and our partner EVOQ architecture. Nearly every piece of the 15,522 pieces of sandstone covering the exterior were "touched" in some way. Including unearthing a time capsule placed in 1908.

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October 30, 2018

Shortlisted for 2018 REX Awards

Lemay + Toker is honoured to announce our Telus Park project as a finalist for Industrial Lease of the Year at NAIOP’s 2nd Annual REX—Real Estate Excellence—Awards Competition recognizing leadership and innovation.

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October 2, 2018

Welcome Yan Paquin

We are pleased to announce Yan Paquin, Senior Architect, has joined our team. Yan brings a depth of experience and will support major transportation projects, including the Reseau Express Metropolitain (REM) project in Montreal.

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