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Blog TO: Lebel & Bouliane to design New Sidewalk Labs Toronto HQ
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Lebel & Bouliane was featured in a Blog TO article about the Sidewalk Labs Quayside development and the new Sidewalk Toronto HQ (designed by Lebel & Bouliane). Sidewalk Labs will be hosting its next Public Round Table Meeting on May 3rd, 2018, we encourage everyone to go and be part of the conversation around this exciting new opportunity for Toronto! 

From Blog TO :

"There was also talk about Google leasing a waterfront office to showcase some of said technologies, but now we are learning more about where that office will be (near Lake Shore and Parliament) and how it could function.

"Sidewalk Toronto will open an office on Quayside this summer, at 307 Lake Shore Boulevard East," reads the summary report. "The office will double as a living laboratory for many of our innovation concepts and will be open to public visitors."

This is the site of Sidewalk Toronto's new base for project development prior to any renovations. Toronto-based architecture firm Lebel & Bouliane Inc. has been selected to design the new Sidewalk Labs Toronto HQ, which it says will house offices and public engagements starting this summer. Previous to this, the space was occupied by some Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment properties, including NBA TV Canada. It's all part of Sidewalk Toronto's "core planning work," which includes pilot ideas and prototypes like the recently-launched Old Toronto historical photo mapping tool and others that "remain in development."

Toronto Life: Lebel and Bouliane’s Trade Secrets
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Lebel & Bouliane principals Luc and Natasha were recently featured in Toronto Life.

Luc Bouliane and Natasha Lebel are a one-stop architecture shop: their portfolio includes libraries, ad agencies and cultural spaces, along with modest (and not so modest) homes. They’re known for their sculptural interiors, which are often influenced by the couple’s obsession with geology. The formation of geodes, for example, inspired their much-lauded Relmar House: the clever, ultra-modernist semi maximizes natural light by pulling rays in through an angled skylight, and then bouncing the beams off a reflective limestone wall. The house’s stone- and brick-clad exterior and airy interior complete the geode illusion. Other rocky formations, like shale and drumlins, often help shape the geometry of their projects and how their designs relate to the landscape.

Read More: 

https://torontolife.com/style/architect-label-boulianes-trade-secrets/

Luc Bouliane selected as the Recipient of the 2018 RAIC Young Architect Award
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Lebel & Bouliane is very proud to announce that one of our founding principals, Luc Bouliane has been selected as the recipient of this years RAIC Young Architect award! Thank you to our collaborators and clients for your dedication, trust and hard work, without you this would not have been possible. 

The RAIC Young Architect Award recognizes architects 40 years or younger for excellence in design, leadership, and service to the profession. The award is intended to inspire other young architects to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work.

“Great design and work,” said the five-member selection jury. “He’s on a different trajectory for a young office. He has pursued larger public work from the very beginning, including commercial work, which is unusual. His work has strong sculptural qualities. The spaces are dynamic in terms of composition, shapes, and forms, and the level of detail.”

The award will be presented at the RAIC/AANB Festival of Architecture which takes place in Saint John, NB from May 30 to June 2.

More information can be found on the RAIC website

Lebel & Bouliane to Design New Distillery District Offices for Stack
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Lebel & Bouliane is excited to announce that we will be designing STACK's new offices in Toronto's Distillery District. "STACK is a fee-free mobile app for personal money management [...] STACK provides a simple way for our members to understand and improve their financial health, creating a positive, sustainable relationship with their money, without the stress associated with most financial products or transactions". Project coming soon!