Aware of the high number of kilometers that we travel every week to attend meetings and carry out construction reviews MCROBIE joined a car-sharing plan a few years ago. Membership in the plan allows a number of employees to walk, bike or take public transit to our downtown office location and to borrow a car as needed for daily business trips in Ottawa and out of the city. Employees report great satisfaction with these arrangements since they do not feel the need to own a second family car to use for work purposes. In addition, we love having access to the 100% electric Nissan Leaf vehicle available at the World Exchange Plaza and use it often.
Our country is an immensely diverse place, both in its people and landscapes. Leading up to Canada’s celebration of 150 years since confederation, we asked the team at MCROBIE to share their favourite photos of Canada. Take at look at our Facebook page for new images daily: https://www.facebook.com/McRobie-Architects-Interior-Designers-480235058699299/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE. Image by Ian Willson.
Day three of the Festival of Architecture opened with an insightful presentation on the need for carbon neutral buildings by Edward Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030. Equally as compelling was “Architecture by Us Not Without Us”, a panel discussion on Indigenous Architecture with perspectives from Australia, New Zealand, The United States of America and Canada.