• Hossack & Associates Architects Supports the Halton Industry Educational Council (HIEC)

    Halton Industry Educational Council (HIEC) is a joint venture between industry, educational and community partners in the Halton Region.  With a variety of programs, this not-for-profit organization has one goal in mind – “to enhance career education and create the best opportunities for youth”.

    Hossack & Associates Architect’s Principal and Co-Owner, Priscilla Ladouceur volunteers her time to HIEC’s Women as Career Coaches program.  She encourages young women to follow their passions and welcome the opportunity to work in professions of the Skills Trades.

    Featured the HIEC booklet, Priscilla highlights her experience with the Skills Ontario Competition and her affiliation with the HIEC.

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  • Project Profile: DSBN Adventure Campus

    In 2016, Hossack  & Associates Architects partnered with District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) in the design and construction of the DSBN Adventure Campus located in Fonthill, ON.  The project involved the rehabilitation of a former two classroom school house into an Outdoor Education Campus for the School Board.

  • Associate Announcement

    Hossack & Associates Architects is pleased to announce the appointment of our newest Associates.  Each are company shareholders and long-time employees of Hossack & Associates Architects (HAA) and have played instrumental roles in the growth and success of the firm.  Collectively they bring a depth of design experience and diverse project management proficiency to the firm to provide the highest standard of client service, project management and technical skill.

    We extend our congratulations and look forward to their continued success!

    10 Chris

    Chris Telfer
    B.Arch.Sci., M.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
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    5 ChristineChristine Clark
    Dipl.Arch.Tech., Lic.Tech.OAA., C.Tech., OAAAS, OACETT
    Click here for Christine’s Bio

     

     

    6 BrandonBrandon Martin
    Dipl.Arch.Tech., Lic.Tech.OAA., C.Tech., OAAAS, OACETT
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  • Improving Energy Use & Building Performance

    Energy Use Intensity (EUI) targets.  EUI expresses a building’s energy use as a function of its size.  A building’s EUI is typically expressed in ekWh/sqft units.  Although energy use targets are established with Building Owners and Engineers, and monitored via the energy model during the building design phase,  it is important to collect the ‘actual’ energy use data from the Owner or operator (ie. utility bills) over an entire year of real-life use to see how the building is actually performing compared to its design targets.  We are very pleased at the actual performance of several of our recently completed projects.

    Nelson Mandela Public School in Brampton ON, which opened its doors to 800 students September 2015, is performing at 9.86 ekWh/sqft, the School Board’s best performing building for lowest energy use per square foot.

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    Nelson Mandela Public School

    We are also pleased at the performance of King George Public School (500 pupils) and John Galt Public School (400 pupils), in Guelph ON

    King George Public School is performing at 11.38 ekWh/sqft.

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    King George Public School (above and below)

    King George - 1

    John Galt Public School is performing at 11.50 ekWh/sqft.

    John Galt Public School

    John Galt Public School

    We attribute this efficiency partially to building’s utilization of thermal mass strategies for heating and cooling.

    We continue to educate ourselves, consultants and our clients on ways on cost effective to reduce energy use in buildings.

  • Welcome to our Newest Shareholder!

    Chris Telfer joins our current shareholders, all of whom are company employees. Chris is a licensed architect who studied Master of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University.

    “Chris is a leader at HAA, and we are proud to recognize his efforts.” said Priscilla Ladouceur. “His commitment to project success and mentorship to our intern architects is greatly valued in our firm’s culture.”

    At Hossack & Associates Architects, we understand the importance of each project to our client’s business plan. We support that with a team of dedicated individuals who are vested in the company.

  • City of Mississauga goes for GOLD….LEED GOLD Certification!!

    We, at Hossack and Associates Architects, are thrilled to announce that our recent design and development of Mississauga’s Fire Station #119 is on its way to becoming the first City of Mississauga-owned facility to achieve LEED Gold!

    In this article published by Daily Commercial News on April 29, 2016, the features and benefits of this environmental milestone are highlighted.

    Mississauga fire station an environmental milestone!

    by DAN O’REILLY Apr 29, 2016

    Although providing fire and emergency service is the number one priority, a recently opened fire station near Pearson International Airport also showcases environmental design and construction.

    Designed by Hossack & Associates Architects and constructed by Everstrong Construction, Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services Station 119 may soon have the distinction of being the first City of Mississauga-owned facility to achieve LEED Gold.

    Click here to read full article…

    exterior-stichedSource: www.dailycommercialnews.com

  • Happy New Year!

    20th-anniversary-copy Happy New Year! We here at HAA are extremely excited about 2016. We are very proud to say that we now have 20 YEARS under our belts! That’s TWENTY YEARS of providing a high standard of architectural service to our valued clients. It was January 1995 that Peter Hossack set up shop across the street from our current location after his ten years with Stafford Haensli Architects (that’s right…our strong roots have kept us very local…one of our many ways of staying…green).

    I remember the day I walked into Peter Hossack Architect as a co-op student from the University of Waterloo – School of Architecture. I remember it like it was yesterday. It was not yesterday.

    Our company has grown over the years. Our families have grown over the years. Growing is good. Change is good. We have great memories of days gone by, and much to look forward to.

    We are so grateful for all the wonderful clients and consultants that we have worked with over the past twenty years. We are grateful for the dedicated staff of our close knit office family. We’ve all worked our posteriors off to provide the best service we can to our clients and look forward to continuing to do so in the years to come.

    Cheers to 2016!

    Priscilla – January 2016