Batoche in DETAIL

Batoche in DETAIL

DETAIL magazine is an issue based publication devoted to a specific constructional theme and provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject. For many professionals, DETAIL is one of the world's most influential architectural publications. Imagine our excitement when we were asked to contribute our work for Batoche to the online database.

Batoche: 2017 AZ Awards finalist

Batoche: 2017 AZ Awards finalist

We are thrilled to announce that our work for Batoche National Historic Site has been selected as a finalist in the Experiential Graphic Design category of AZURE magazine’s 2017 AZ Awards. The project is among the 70 finalists chosen from over 800 entries arriving from 41 countries. This is an accomplishment we are most proud of.

The following is a link to the People’s Choice Awards [http://azm.ag/AZPeoplesChoice]. Take a look at our work for Batoche, as well as another Nova Scotia designer, Omar Ghandi.

We look forward to meeting the other finalists at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto on Friday, June 23, at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works. This year, Architect Massimiliano Fuksas as the 2017 AZ Awards will be the guest of honour, and will speak about his work, inspiration and process.

Storyboard on the landscape

Storyboard on the landscape

Our architecture and landscape project at Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan continues to receive attention, this time from the influential [ArchDaily] web site. 

Just in time for the Canada 150 celebrations, our work at Batoche tells the story of the Métis, one of Canada's indigenous cultures. Batoche is the heartland of the Métis nation; the physical, cultural, and political home of the Métis people. 

 

AZURE writes about Batoche

AZURE writes about Batoche

Recently, AZURE Magazine wrote an article about an interactive, outdoor interpretive interpretive environment developed for Batoche National Historic Site (Parks Canada), in Saskatchewan, Canada. For Form:Media and sister company Ekistics Planning & Design, this project is an example of the seamless collaborative effort of interpretive planners, architects, landscape architects, and graphic designers working together to interpret an important cultural landscape.

Ekistics and Form:Media in Landscapes/Paysage

Ekistics and Form:Media in Landscapes/Paysage

Ekistics and Form:Media were well represented in the Fall 2016 issue of Landscapes-Paysages, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects’ (CSLA) quarterly publication. The theme of this issue was ‘Time’—a matter that informs all of our projects, whether we’re investigating and interpreting a site’s history; considering the physical effects of time on the landscape; programming a site and understanding how a space will be perceived at different times of day or over the course of the year.

Rob LeBlanc, John DeWolf and Sandra Cooke have each contributed an article to the issue, which can be viewed here.

Fort Anne—from plan through execution

Fort Anne—from plan through execution

Earlier this year, Chris Crawford and the Ekistics architecture team were awarded a contract to renovate Fort Anne's administrative quarters, to make improvements to the overall site, and design a new facilities structure. This project is an outcome of Form:Media’s Interpretive Action and Investment Plan for Fort Anne National Historic Site.

Welcome Sandra Cooke

Sandra brings nearly 10 years of experience inexperience in public, private, and academic sectors, having worked for the award-winning Toronto landscape architecture firm,  and for federal Crown corporations. Sandra holds Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Architectural Studies (University of Toronto), and a Master of Landscape Architecture, (University of Toronto). We are excited to have  Sandra join our team.

Fort Needham park masterplan

Fort Needham park masterplan

2017 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the day in 1917 when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was the scene of one of the largest pre-nuclear explosions the world had ever seen. Over 2,000 people died and 9,000 were injured in the blast, the fires and the devastation wrought by the force of two ships—one an explosives vessel—colliding in the harbour. Ekistics Planning and Design has recently completed a master plan to honour the lives forever changed as a result of the Halifax Explosion.

Review

Review

Re:view Journal is a collaboration of the work and creative skills of Ekistics Planning & Design and Form:Media—highlighting the year in review and capturing all that makes our work enjoyable and meaningful. Re:view Journal is published once a year, and is distributed to select clients, consultants, and vendors.