Bunting Coady Architects Merges with B+H

New Division Offers Global Leadership in Sustainable Design

TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - B+H announced today that Bunting Coady Architects [Bunting Coady], a top ten architectural practice in British Columbia and a North American leader in the practice of sustainable design, has merged with B+H. The practice will be known as B+H BuntingCoady and will be located at 200-1132 Alberni Street, which will now also house B+H CHIL Design.  

Bunting Coady offers a full suite of architecture, planning and interior design services to corporate, commercial, retail, industrial and institutional clients. Widely recognized for its work, Bunting Coady has received over 50 international awards for design excellence and is the only architectural practice to have won the BOMA Earth award on four separate occasions. In 2002, Bunting Coady designed the first LEED® Gold building in Canada and has gone on to complete almost 2 million square feet of LEED® Gold- and Platinum-certified buildings.

"We are very pleased to welcome Bunting Coady to B+H. Their position of leadership in British Columbia strengthens our presence on the West Coast and reinforces our standing as a leading force in Canadian design," said Bill Nankivell, Chief Executive Officer, B+H. "We also recognized a synergy between our firms, as we both have been at the forefront of sustainable design."

Bunting Coady's Co-Founder and CEO, Teresa Coady, is recognized as a pioneer in the area of sustainability and energy-efficient design. Her vision, to create 'living breathing buildings'™ is behind the firm's development of landmark projects including the award-winning Vancouver Port Authority Head Office, the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale Campus.

Teresa has served on the British Columbia provincial government's Climate Action Team and acted as an advisor to the British Columbia Energy Code and the National Energy Code. In 2008, she received an RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award.

"We are focused on building a leading architectural practice with global recognition," said Dan McAlister, Chairman, B+H. "With Teresa and her talented team, we can enhance our ability to deliver innovative and energy-efficient solutions to clients around the world."

Bunting Coady uses a groundbreaking Integrated Design Process - an 8-step process that enables the smooth delivery of complex projects that require high-performance and cost-effective designs. With this process, the firm can create buildings that consume less than half the energy of typical constructions. Bunting Coady's sustainable practices give clients healthy, attractive, economical and comfortable environments in which to live and work.

"We are delighted to join B+H," said Teresa Coady, CEO, Bunting Coady. "This union will enable us to work on larger and more complex projects in new sectors and global markets. Like B+H, we strive to provide exceptional service and value to our clients through the design and delivery of innovative buildings based on the most advanced standards of sustainable design. We are excited about the opportunities before us and look forward to collaborating with our new colleagues around the world!"

About B+H
With a fifty-seven year legacy of achievement in the built environment, B+H [www.bharchitects.com] is an award-winning full-service architecture and design firm recognized for the delivery of sustainable design, problem-solving and construction administration skills to large-scale, technically complex projects around the world. A global practice with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, China, India, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, the work of B+H spans all sectors - office towers, commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, institutional, residential, mixed-use, renewal/renovation, interiors, urban design, planning, transportation and infrastructure.

About B+H BuntingCoady
B+H BuntingCoady [www.bhbuntingcoady.com], is an innovative, full service, architectural practice based in Vancouver, Canada. With a reputation for designing high performance buildings and sustainable architecture, 'We create Living Breathing Buildings®'. This practice designed the first LEED® Gold building in Canada and has since completed almost 2 million square footage of LEED® NC Gold- and Platinum-certified institutional and commercial projects. B+H Bunting Coady has received international recognition as the only firm to have won the BOMA Earth Award on 4 separate occasions.

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For further information or to arrange an interview contact:

Johanna Hoffmann - B+H Architects • T. 416-343-5147 • E. Johanna.Hoffmann@bharchitects.com

Teresa Coady - B+H BuntingCoady • T. 604-685-9913  • E. Teresa.Coady@bhbuntingcoady.com