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    K'alemi Dene School | N'Dilo
    Pin/Taylor Architects

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    Piqqusilirivvik: Inuit Cultural Learning Centre | Nunavut
    Stantec Architecture Ltd.

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    Legislative Assembly | Yellowknife
    Pin/Taylor Architects

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    Greenstone Building | Yellowknife
    Manasc Issac Architects

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    Princess Alexandria School | Hay River
    PSAV Architects Ltd.

...architecture is not simply a question of proportion and beauty,
but rather of establishment of a direct connection with the human heart...

Fariburz Sahba (Switzerland, September 1992)


"Subarctic Architecture" Public Event

OCT 10, 2017

NWTAA is pleased to host this exciting public presentation:

Subarctic Architecture: A symposium on modern cold climate design
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 7:00pm
The Black Knight Pub, 2nd Floor (Yellowknife, NT)
Admission: Free (donations accepted)

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Presentations by a selection of expert architects, engineers, builders and professionals.  Their talks will explore how building design in our extreme northern climate has had to adapt, and how to make the built environment here meaningful and functional.  They will expose what works and what doesn’t.

Speakers include Simon Taylor (Taylor Architecture Group), Wayne Guy (Guy Architects), Warren Mcleod (Stantec), Kayhan Nadji (Nadji Architects), Brian George (Williams Engineering), Randy Jacobs (GNWT Infrastructure), Wade Carpenter (GNWT Infrastructure), Chris Clarke (GNWT Health), and Avalanche Kid (Joel Maillet, Snowking Winter Festival).

2017 Conference

OCT 2, 2017

Changing Climate, Changing Buildings

An architectural discourse on the effects our built environment has inflicted on the natural environment, and the solutions required to reverse them north of Canada’s 60th Parallel.

Friday, November 24, 2017 [8:30am - 4:30pm]
Explorer Hotel - Yellowknife, NT


ExAC 2017 Registration Now Open

JUN 1, 2017

Registration for the 2017 sitting of the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC) is now open!  Interns who have or will have completed 2800 hours or more by the registration deadline are eligible to register.  Registration is open until July 14.  The examination is held on November 6th and 7th, 2017.  For more information about ExAC, please visit www.exac.ca.

Understanding Changes to the National Building Code

APR 14, 2017

May 31, 2017 (8:30-4:30)
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre


NWTAA is pleased to welcome the National Research Council (NRC) to Yellowknife for an overview of changes to the 2015 National Building Code, adopted in November 2016 by the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

Four presenters from NRC will present on various parts of the NBC, including parts 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9, as well as the National Fire Code, National Plumbing Code, and National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB).  Topics include Hazardous Materials and Activities, Energy, Accessibility, Stairs, Fire Alarms and Security, Seismic Design, Structural Design, Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS), Apparent Sound Transmission Class (ASTC), Roofing, Windows and Curtain Walls, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Plumbing, Envelope & Structure, Fire Protection, and Mid-rise Wood. 

All registrants will have an opportunity for questions with the presenters and other NRC staff, and a detailed "2015 Changes" handbook will be provided to all registrants.

This full-day event will be held on May 31, 2017, at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. 

To register, complete and submit the form below by May 29:

Registration Form - Understanding Changes to the National Building Code - May 31, 2017


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