New Division Offers Global Leadership in Sustainable Design
TORONTO, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - December 13, 2010 - 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
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
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