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Ayla ManningBy Ayla Manning, Marketing Content Producer

Number TEN Architectural Group, Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. and RRC Polytech were awarded an Institutional Conservation Award for their collaboration to sensitively rehabilitate the historic Scott Fruit Company building and maintain its character and integrity while creating dynamic spaces for RRC Polytech students at Manitou a bii Bi daziigae.

RRC Polytech NTAG Heritage Award 2022
Frank Koreman (Akman Construction), Maria Mendes (RRC Polytech), and Doug Hanna (Number TEN Architectural Group) at the 36th Annual Preservation Awards.

Ayla ManningBy Ayla Manning, Marketing Content Producer

 Wood: Pride of the Past and An Incentive for the Future

The World Interiors Day 2022 guiding theme is “Pride of the Past and An Incentive for the Future.” What better subject than wood, an ancient material with enduring popularity, which represents hope for a better future, and provides a tangible connection to the natural world?

Wood is beautiful and versatile in its utility and has been used as a building material for as long as humans have built. Wood is culturally significant: it is the material we turn to when we want to connect more closely to the natural world. Sometimes wood choices are symbolic; sometimes they are based on technical characteristics.

Wood insulates and absorbs sound. It is flexible, lightweight, renewable, and beautiful. We love to see, touch, and use it. Despite the many new and innovative products and materials available to designers, wood has remained perennially popular.

On an individual scale, each piece of wood displays its history in its grain. Environmental conditions and tree variety contribute to the unique grain of each piece. On a broad scale, the use of wood connects us to the past, either through reclaiming techniques or reclaiming materials.

Palace Grand Theatre

Where the Klondike and Yukon Rivers meet, Dawson City became a boomtown of fortune-seekers in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1900 the muddy tent city had transformed into a prosperous outpost. The Palace Grand Theatre opened in gala style in July 1899. The theatre was a combination of a luxurious European opera house and boomtown dance hall. It was built by "Arizona Charlie Meadows"; a Wild West showman who came to Dawson City during the Klondike Gold Rush. With the gold strike in Nome, Alaska in the latter part of 1899, the excitement in Dawson City died as quickly as it rose. Over the next few years, Dawson City made the transition from gold rush boomtown to a smaller mining community. With the steady decline in population, Meadows sold the Palace Grand Theatre in 1901 for $17,000, less than a third of the initial cost, and the building was neglected over time.

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By Erin Riediger, Interior Designer
Republished with permission courtesy of Tourism Winnipeg’s Only In The Peg blog.

If you hurried inside to warm your toes after skating Winnipeg’s river trail this winter, you may have noticed changes taking place at The Forks Market. Throughout the winter season, temporary walls have covered much of the central atrium, but now that spring has arrived, the public is finally getting a chance to see behind these walls as a new vision for The Forks Market is taking shape.

In the Spring of 2014 Number TEN Architectural Group was approached by The Forks to revitalize The Forks Market by transforming the central atrium in to a food hall. The food hall concept allows visitors to experience diverse local cuisine in a casual environment. Menu items can be selected from a variety of kiosks and paired with beer and wine.

Winnipeg's Forks is a major source of pride for architects from Number TEN involved in their build.

By Barry Cosgrave, Partner - Victoria Office

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Affordable housing must involve strong a Canadian architect. Number TEN is able to provide this valuable service.Image: The Sawyer heritage building redevelopment features modern, low-cost suites that range in size from 280-310 sq. ft.

Demand for micro unit housing is increasing in downtown Victoria as emphasis on urbanization, population growth, affordability and energy efficiency continues to grow. Number TEN was recently engaged in the development of the Sawyer Project, a collection of smart-design rental micro units located just steps from restaurants, groceries, theatres, cafes and everything else downtown Victoria has to offer.

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Number TEN Inspired! captures the knowledge, passion and ideas of our award winning architects, interior designers and supporting staff, as they navigate through the complexities of the modern design landscape. We are creative problem solvers, advocates for better ways of doing things, and observers of all that is interesting and noteworthy in our field. This blog is our effort to share our knowledge and ideas in a way that resonates with everyone. Whether you work in the industry as an architect, interior designer, building manager, property developer, or are just someone with an interest in creativity and new ways of doing things, this blog has something for you.