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  • FBM Wins Two Lieutenant Governor's Awards in Architecture

    FBM awarded two Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Architecture. 

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  • FBM Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    For the second year in a row FBM took home one of the Mayor's Prizes in Architecture - this time the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

    The event, hosted by Mayor Mike Savage and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, was held on Monday, November 19th at the Lord Nelson Hotel.

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  • FBM brings home four prizes at Inaugural Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards

    FBM won big at the first ever Maritime Architectural Design Excellence Awards held on Friday, June 1 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The awards were presented by the Architect Association of Prince Edward Island, the Architects’ Association of New Brunswick, and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.

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  • Dalhousie University Officially opens Fitness Centre

    On Friday, May 25th, Dalhousie University officially opened the doors to its new Fitness Centre at an event attended by about 200 people.

    FBM designed the new facility in association with  MJMA Architects in Toronto.

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  • FBM Takes Home Two Urban Design Awards

    FBM was presented with two Urban Design Awards at an event Friday night at the Halifax Central Library – coincidentally one of the locations for which FBM was being celebrated.  The 2018 Halifax Urban Design Awards honoured excellence in the field and included categories for Urban Design Plans, Urban Architecture, Civic Design Projects, Urban Elements and Community Connections & Initiatives.  FBM took home the prize for Excellence in Urban Architecture and shared the award for Community Connections & Initiatives with the Hope Blooms project.

    Featured Project:

    Halifax Central Library

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  • FBM Receives Two Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Nominations

    The College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology established the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) to recognize the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents. FBM Architecture and Interior Design's Bible Hill Consolidated Elementary School and House in Scotch Cove are among the 2016-2017 nominees. A dossier of each nominated project will be part of a visual exhibit held at Mies Crown Hall in Chicago, Illinois. 

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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 connect the public with architecture. 

    Featured Project:

    Halifax Central Library

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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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  • 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

    On November 14th The Bible Hill Elementary School celebrated its official opening, with students being welcomed a few months earlier at the start of the school year in September.

    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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  • 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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