Lapointe Architects Featured in International Book
Lapointe Architects is one of only three North American architects (and the only Canadian architect) featured in an international book focusing on industrial buildings titled Factory Design published by German publisher Braun. The book will be available in your local book store in a few months. #Awards #architecture #InternationalNews #greenarchitecture #FifthTownPavilion #FifthTownCheese #FifthTown #Press #Media #Publish #FactoryDesign
Centennial College Selected to Teach LEED Course
Centennial College is one of only seven post-secondary institutions across Canada selected by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to participate in the pilot delivery of the LEED course Building Green with LEED: LEED Canada for New Construction 1.0. Colleges and Universities competing to teach the course had to demonstrate that sustainability was a guiding principal of the institution and that they had the qualified faculty to teach the course. The course will be taught
Construction Begins on Sustainable Pavilion
Excavation has begun on Fifth Town's new sustainable pavilion. Work this weekend included assessing the quantity of material available, marking trees on the adjoining woodlot and excavation for the foundation system. Stay tuned for weekly updates. #ReSourcePavilion #greenarchitecture #OurProject #FifthTown #FifthTownCheese #FifthTownPavilion #architecture
Fifth Town - Part Two !!
The owners of the LEED Platinum Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Factory in Picton has asked us to design and build a new pavilion on their property. The Client has confirmed that the popularity of the project and product means that at times, especially on the weekends, the facility is busting at the seams with visitors. But this time, instead of a high-tech building we are proposing a low tech organic structure, constructed from materials left over from the factory (such as Duris
Fifth Town is a Platinum LEEDer!
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) today confirmed that after a rigorous audit process, the Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Factory has been awarded the difficult to achieve LEED Platinum designation. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a sustainable building rating system who's goal is to promote the construction of buildings that are designed following a series of environmentally-sound design criteria ranging from sustainable site development to water e
Three County Projects Receive a Building Permit
Lapointe Architects is proud to announce that three of our projects have recently been granted a building permit by the Building Department in Prince Edward County. The three residential projects are all situated on ecologically distinct sites, but share one common feature...a view to Lake Ontario. The first site, located just west of Wellington, is set on an 18 ft high limestone cliff containing fossils and overlooking Sandbanks Provincial Park. The second site, a 22 acre