By Aaron Pollock, Architect
Now more than ever, we are hesitant to touch public surfaces. Whatever your new technique might be; like using your elbow to say hello, a disinfectant wipe to clean your grocery cart, or pulling your sleeve over your hand to open a door – we’re all guilty of doing something that just three weeks ago others would look at admonishingly.
By Erns Wall, Interior Designer
As an Interior Designer, I rely on information provided by manufacturers and third-party certification agencies to make decisions about the furniture, equipment, fixtures and finishes I specify for projects. Some types of information are standardised across the industry, such as fire ratings for products and assemblies, or the coefficient of friction on a floor tile. Other types of information like data specifically related to environmental sustainability can be more difficult to source.
By Heather Anderson
Heather is a senior Professional Interior Designer and Hospitality & Entertainment Studio Lead at Number TEN Architectural Group. She recently added ‘Mom’ to her list of credentials when her son William was born in April 2018.
After 16 months away from the office on maternity leave with my son William, I’ve spent the last few weeks back at Number TEN refamiliarizing myself with professional life and adjusting to my new role as a working parent. While I’ve been pleased to find that my skills as a designer have returned ‘just like riding a bike’, I’ve found that motherhood has altered my perception of the built environment in many ways. Over the last year-and-a-half, I’ve learned to navigate building and landscape features with a baby (and now toddler) in tow and I’ve come across design solutions that both facilitate and hinder everyday activities.
Brent Bellamy is an architect, creative director, urbanist and columnist with the Winnipeg Free Press. Among his many notable accomplishments is his recent selection as this year’s winner of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Advocate for Architecture Award. We sat down with Brent to ask him about his approach to design, where he gets inspiration from and what motivates him to publicly share his views on architecture, design and urbanism.
By Greg Hasiuk, Number TEN Partner and Practice Leader
As a business person, it's sometimes easy to forget what a huge influence your work environment has on the productivity, morale and overall well-being of your staff and clients alike.
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