UBC to Host LafargeHolcim Awards Jury
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA'S
In June 2017 the jury will review all North American entries in Main and Next Generation (under age 30) categories and will consider the merits of each for awards based on five target issues for sustainable construction:
The competition is open to projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape architecture and urban design. There is no fee to enter. Further information about the competition is found here: https://www.lafargeholcim-foundation.org/AwardApplication/lafargeholcim-awards-2016-2017/overview
ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.
Lafarge is Canada's largest provider of diversified construction materials and a member of the global group,
LafargeHolcim. With more than 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the community's infrastructure benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and road construction.
Through LafargeHolcim's 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.
ABOUT THE LAFARGEHOLCIM FOUNDATION
Created in 2003, the LafargeHolcim Foundation raises awareness of the important role that architecture, engineering,urban planning and construction have in achieving a more sustainable future. The Foundation is supported by LafargeHolcim, the world leader in the building materials industry, but remains independent of commercial interests.
The international LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition for sustainable design and recognizes projects that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence and enhanced quality of life beyond technical solutions. The competition is now open for registration until March 21, 2017 at www.lafargeholcimawards.org/intro
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
SALA is a distinctive, highly ranked design school within a Faculty of Applied Science on the Vancouver campus of a large comprehensive research university consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world and a global leader in sustainable planning, design and construction. SALA offers professional graduate programs in architecture and landscape architecture, a post-professional program in urban design and an undergraduate honours program in environmental design. SALA's academic programs, faculty and students are deeply committed to the transciplinary knowledge, research, education and practice crucial to the design of a sustainable built and natural environment. For more information: https://sala.ubc.ca