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Category: Architectural Design


Building & Engineering Technology Industry Night

By Tara Bohune on June 2nd, 2017 in Architectural Design, AutoCAD, Careers, Civil Infrastructure Design, Construction, Employment Tips, Events, Industry Insight, Industry Nights, Local News | Leave a comment

After weeks of creating excitement for our Engineering Industry Event, I felt proud and relieved as everything fell into place and I was able to join the students to listen to the guest speakers. As someone from an arts background, engineering is something I am unfamiliar with and I was as eager to learn more about the industry as the students.

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Vancouver Architecture

100 Years of Amazing Architecture in Vancouver [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Brighton College on August 10th, 2016 in Architectural Design, Infographics | Leave a comment

To this date, Vancouver is home to some of the most iconic landmarks with famous architects such Arthur Erickson and Bjarke Ingels cementing their footprints in the city. …Continue Reading


Computer Aided Design

Confused about AutoCAD Careers? Here’s a Look into Canada’s Drafting Industry

By Brighton College on February 8th, 2013 in Architectural Design, Civil Infrastructure Design, Local News, School, Technology | 2 Comments

What is AutoCAD?

While many people in the industry know how essential knowledge of AutoCAD is, the rest of us have no idea what training in AutoCAD leads to, what AutoCAD employment entails or even, what AutoCAD is. AutoCAD is a software application for Computer Aided Design. Designers and Drafters use it to make the intangible tangible. With this software, 2D and 3D images are conjured up with careful precision. …Continue Reading


The World’s Greenest City 2020 – Vancouver’s Changing Industry Demands

By Brighton College on July 6th, 2012 in Architectural Design, Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design, Construction | Leave a comment

Vancouver as the world's greenest cityIn 2009, the city of Vancouver set out on a mission to become the world’s greenest city by the year 2020, setting 10 ambitious goals under the ‘Greenest City 2020 Action Plan’ (GCAP) to help achieve its new name. With buildings accounting for 55% of Vancouver’s greenhouse gas emissions, the city has taken serious action to improve the environmental performance of its buildings through sustainable architecture and green design.  Vancouver will soon align regulations and bylaws that support the design and construction of green buildings, assuring that all buildings constructed from 2020 onwards will be carbon-neutral in operations. …Continue Reading


Vancouver’s Biggest Improvements & Architectural Buildings

By Brighton College on April 9th, 2012 in Architectural Design, Local News | 1 Comment

If you’ve ever compared Vancouver to one of our sister cities, like Seattle, you will have noticed a stark contrast in the architecture between the two. Vancouver has come a long way in the past 20 years, with large scale city wide improvement projects happening to buildings, landmarks, even roadways and bridges. Being a leading city in Canada and a growing one in North America, Vancouver recognizes the need to continuously provide advancements in infrastructure and architectural beauty in order to keep up.

Vancouver's Biggest Improvements and Architectural Buildings

Let’s explore some of the city’s biggest improvements and landmarks in recent history:

The Marine Building at 355 Burrard Street:

In the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Marine Building is a city landmark and an architectural icon. It was built during the depression and still contains most of its original structure, both on the exterior and interior of the building. …Continue Reading