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  • Halifax Central Library Wins Mayor's Prize in Architecture

    The Halifax Central Library has won the 2017 Mayor's Prize in Architecture. His worship Mayor Michael Savage presented the award to George Cotaras at the Halifax City Hall this past fall during Architecture Week. George accepted the award on behalf of FBM Architecture and Interior Design and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. The award celebrates local architectural excellence and is an example of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects' continued initiative to better connect the public with architecture. 


    Featured Project:

    Halifax Central Library

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  • FBM Holiday Extravaganza

    Our office celebrated the holiday season with family and friends this past Friday at our annual FBM Christmas Party. There were gift wars, fancy cocktails, and festive munchies—a celebration our office looks forward to all year long! 

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  • FBM Represented at Autodesk University Convention in Las Vegas

    Last month, our colleague Carl Hicks, BIM Manager, had the opportunity to attend the Autodesk University Convention in Las Vegas.

    Autodesk University provides an, “opportunity for over 10,000 professionals from the architecture, design, manufacturing and media industries to come together for three days of learning, inspiration and in-depth skills development.”

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  • The House that Family Built: The Scotch Cove Residence

    The design is grounded in family connections, healthy living and responds to the needs of aging in place.

    "Our clients really wanted a home that integrates seamlessly with this spectacular landscape," said Susan Fitzgerald, lead architect on this project and Partner at FBM. "Family time is important to them as well as the quiet moments on their own – and home works well for multiple activities."

    Featured Project:

    House in Scotch Cove

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  • It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

    This year we took to the forest to pick the perfect FBM 100-year Christmas tree. We hung ornaments and drank cider with glee! This 40-year old tradition fills our office with holiday spirit and the smell of pine, and if you're passing by 1660 Hollis street you too can enjoy the tree as a spectacle glimmering in our window. Feel free to snap and share pictures using the hashtag #FBMChristmasTree! 

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  • FBM Talent Receives Passive House Certification

    Two of our colleagues have recently been designated as "Passive House Certified" after completing courses through Passive House Canada.

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  • FBM Celebrates Latest Feat with Opening of Bible Hill Elementary School

    In planning the design for the new school, which is located within the agrarian landscape of Bible Hill, FBM wanted to hear directly from the people who would be benefiting from a new space to better understand what they needed from the physical building to support all styles of learning. 

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  • Miawpukek First Nation School Opens its Doors

    This past September approximately 180 students walked through the doors of The Miawpukek First Nation K-12 grade school for the very first time.

    Located in Conne River, Bay D’Espoir, Newfoundland, directly adjacent to the community's Powwow grounds, the design build project for Se't A'newey Kina'matino'kuom (St. Anne's School) was led by Bird Construction, with FBM Architects + Interior Design and Gibbons and Snow serving as the co-architect consultants.

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  • Charlie Fowler comes to visit

    Last week we were lucky enough to have Charles A. E. Fowler come to visit our office space in downtown Halifax. Not only is Charlie the son of our firm's founder, Charles Allison Dewitt Fowler, he himself served as president of FBM between 1950 and 1980.

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  • First Day of Fall

    Some FBM staff took to the ocean this past Friday for a sunset kayaking excursion in Terrance Bay, Nova Scotia!

    What better way to celebrate the first day of fall? 

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  • Nikki Steele to take helm of FBM’s Interior Design Division

    FBM has had a lot to celebrate this month. In addition to hosting their 100th Anniversary event earlier this month, the firm has brought on Nikki Steele who will join D’Arcy Dennehy in leading up their interior design division.

    “We felt strongly early on in our recruiting process that Nikki was the right fit to join the FBM team,” says George Cotaras, President of FBM Architecture and Interior Design. “Obviously her experience in the industry and her leadership roles impressed us, but more importantly we needed to find the right person who would wholeheartedly embrace our vision of people driven design; that was Nikki.”

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  • Party of the Century!

    FBM’s 100th Anniversary event at the Halifax Central Library Friday evening was a fantastic success. Thank you to all that came out to celebrate with us! 

    Featured Project:

    Halifax Central Library

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  • FBM marks 100 years in business

    On September 8th, FBM will host clients, partners and community leaders to celebrate 100 years of people driven design. 

    “It’s remarkable to think of the impact the firm has had in Atlantic Canada, and even outside of our region, over the last century,” said George Cotaras, President of FBM. “When we look at the various projects that have been designed and executed across the decades you can absolutely see how our firm has evolved – but one thread remains consistent throughout – we have, and we will continue to, design spaces that feel good and strive to build and strengthen communities.” 

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