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Marvin Architects Challenge Winner

The 2018 Marvin Architects Challenge Best Transitional Award was announced and Acre’s Rosecoast Residence was chosen by the jury! The best Transitional Style Award recognizes work that mixes contemporary and traditional into one vision to create something that can feel both new and old at the same time.

The Rosecoast Residence displays a combination of contemporary architecture with cultural elements while blending in with the surrounding environment. From the judges: “Simplicity complemented the power of the architecture, relying on openings to create purposeful connections throughout the home.” We are proud to show this coastal New Brunswick structure at the upcoming AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York next week.

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2 Acre Projects Recognized in First Ever Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards

Rothesay’s Unbridled Path and Saint John’s Port City Royal both received a 2018 Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Award at the RAIC / AANB Festival of Architecture President’s Dinner and Awards Gala here in Saint John.

These two projects speak to the different contexts from which their ideas were created, and we’re proud of our team in the acceptance of the first ever Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards! This award recognizes outstanding architectural design excellence by architects for projects completed in the Maritime Provinces.  We are what we create.

Thank you to the three associations that came together to create this award in the East!

 

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Women of the Round Table

In partnership with Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick (AANB) is pleased to announce our own Atlantic Canada initiative which will launch mentoring events and networking opportunities for women in the architectural profession. Through this initiative we hope to leverage an opportunity for men, women, students and practitioners to connect with women leaders and mentors in our profession.

We will be marking the official launch of BEA Atlantic with ‘Women of the Round Table‘ on Thursday, May 31st from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM as part of the 2018 RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture in Saint John, NB.
We hope to see you there!

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Jill’s Art Show

“As an Architect I am drawn to landscape painting for the freedom of the stroke and the release from my daily structure. I use it for a creative relaxation. I usually steer clear of depicting architecture in my paintings. With the excitement of having the RAIC Festival of Architecture here in our city at the end of May I was inspired to do a show on the beautiful architecture of our city.” -Jill Higgins

DATE: MAY 31
TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
12 KING STREET, SAINT JOHN

 

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Morning Mess

As part of the RAIC Festival of Architecture, RAIC EP will be holding an intimate event with Stephan Chevalier and Sergio Morales of Chevalier Morales Architects – winner of the 2018 RAIC Emerging Architectural Practice Award – for a discussion on their professional path and the values and inspirations that inform their work. The talk will offer Emerging Practitioners the opportunity to ask questions and network in a casual setting at Acre Architect’s studio in Saint John. The event is a part of the Acre’s ‘Morning Mess’ series, and is open to EPs attending Festival, as well as the public.

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POP // CAN // CRIT 2017

We’re excited for next week! Monica Adair will be part of a panel discussion in the upcoming POP // CAN // CRIT 2017 at Toronto’s Design Exchange on October 27th. POPCANCRIT brings together some of the leading voices  in architecture, design and activism for a national conversation on the issues, current state and future of marketing and promotion of architecture in Canada.

#popcancrit, #popcancrit2017

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HOTEL SARDINIA

Read Re-Imagining shared spaces in Saturday’s edition of Salon of the Telegraph Journal by Karen Pinchin. 

Set in a fictitious time and place, HOTEL SARDINIA, The Next Progression, is a manifestation of our collective memory, an otherworldly experience, a palace of abundance. See you the night of Friday August 18th at City Hall for THIRD SHIFT. 

#HotelSardinia #THIRDSHIFTSJ

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MOOSEHEAD ASKS ACRE TO IMAGINE CANADA IN THE NEXT 150 YEARS

Partnering with Moosehead as a pioneer for their 150th anniversary, Acre Architects’ Monica Adair is asked to imagine Canada in the next 150 years. This is her story.

Moosehead Breweries shares a milestone birthday with Canada. At 111 years older than I am, we were born in the same place – Saint John, New Brunswick is our home. Moosehead “green” carries a powerful nostalgia for me. My father worked for Moosehead back in the day, and I loved being a Moosehead rep in my undergrad days at UNB. There is something about the green that reminds me of home when I see it wherever I am in the world. It also reminds me that you can create great things that make you proud of where you call home. WE ARE WHAT WE CREATE. . . .

@desbiens #Moosehead150 #Canada150 #Outlast #Moosehead #SaintJohn #Lager #MooseheadGreen #NewBrunswick #Home #AcreArchitects #WeAreWhatWeCreate #partner @moosehead

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PERISCOPE CONTAINER SHORTLISTED FOR AREA 506 DESIGN COMPETITION

Join us this weekend to vote for your favourite Cargo Container at Area 506 Festival. 

Geof Ramsay and Alex Palmer, along with our very own, Kale Harper, have been shortlisted for the Cargo-tecture design competition presented in partnership with Canada 150. 

Reminiscent of DIY milk-carton periscopes of our childhoods and an inversion of a lighthouse, the cargo container stands on one end at 20 foot tall. The Periscope Container offers a new perspective of Saint John cityscape along the Bay of Fundy coast. 

Saturday / Sunday 2pm to midnight. 

Big thanks to Jason Martin for for fabrication and site assembly!

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ACRE ARCHITECTS SELECTED IN ANNUAL ROUNDUP OF EMERGING TALENT IN CANADIAN ARCHITECTS MAGAZINE

“Launching a design firm is, in itself, a design exercise… It takes a great deal of talent and persistence, and a sprinkling of luck.” — Canadian Architect Magazine

Celebrating Emerging Talent, Canadian Architecture Magazine highlights top young designers “that are making it happen” in this summer’s publication. Sarah Brown discusses The Acre’s latest endeavours including collaborations with the mayor of Grand Falls, teaming up with comedian Shaun Majumder in Newfoundland and research projects including a submission for the 2018 Venice Biennale. 

Read about Stephen and Monica’s return to Saint John, and in doing so, how it has given rise to the freedom to explore without constraints HERE.

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