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NSAA E-Bulletin
Issue 7 · August 2016

News · Events · Employment Opportunities
Professional Development · Committee Updates

Dear Members:

During his term as President, Ron LeLievre recognized the importance of both a Strategic Plan and new governance infrastructure that has laid the foundation for this new chapter for the NSAA as obtainable goals. The Council, committees, and subcommittees of the NSAA are currently working on the development of action plans and implementation of tasks brought forward from this Strategic Plan and the Member Roundtable at this year’s Spring Forum. Ron, who already deserves our gratitude for his insight and perseverance with respect to the Strategic Plan and new governance infrastructure, continues as our Past President to work tirelessly on this initiative.     

Many of the NSAA’s previous committees have been reorganized as subcommittees or task forces and sorted into the four main Standing Committees of Governance, Membership, Practice Services, and Community Outreach to increase our efficiency and effectiveness as a regulator and promoter of the services of an architect. To date there are 90 members representing every class of our membership volunteering on our subcommittees and task forces, which is a very impressive percentage of our membership. These individuals give their time for the betterment of the NSAA. Many of these individuals double and triple their volunteer commitment to the NSAA.

Over the next few months, the NSAA will be circulating various volunteer opportunities and encouraging you to take part. Your involvement will ensure the successful implementation of our 2015-2020 strategic plan.

On behalf of the membership, I want to thank Rayleen Hill for her work on the Stoddard House display windows upgrade. The windows provide us an opportunity to raise the profile of the services that architects provide. The public is taking notice! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve witnessed people stopping and engaging in dialogue while studying the current displays. The window display submission outline is below and all members are encouraged to make a submission.  

I look forward to working with you and for you over the next two years.

Yours very truly,

Gregory MacNeil, NSAA, RAIC
Nova Scotia Association of Architects

News & Events

Emerging Talent: Abbott Brown Architects
From Canadian Architect
“Life’s a little slower here, and that means we can allow ourselves more time to think about process,” Jane Abbott says, explaining why she and her partner Alec Brown have based Abbott Brown Architects in Halifax. “You’ve heard of the slow food movement; we’ve got the slow architecture movement.” Read more...

NSAA Seeking Volunteers for Premises Subcommittee

The NSAA is seeking volunteers from the membership to sit on the NSAA Premises Subcommittee. This subcommittee discusses and addresses issues related to the NSAA office and meeting spaces, including coordinating the new rotating front-window displays and the wall-hanging display system. Please forward your expression of interest to Margo Dauphinee, Executive Director, at prior to 12pm on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.

Call-out for Window Display Submissions

Our Barrington Street windows have been getting a lot of attention since the addition of architectural displays by our members, and it is time to refresh and show off more amazing material by our members. Deadline for expressions of interest to submit is August 19th, 2016. Click here for more information.

NSAA Seeking Speakers

The NSAA is generating a Speakers' Bureau of Licensed Architects who have experience presenting on the subject of architecture at conferences and in public. If interested, please forward your name, past experience / presentation content to by August 31st, 2016.

NSAA Seeking Volunteers to sit on CACB Board

The NSAA is seeking expressions of interest from licensed architects interested in serving on the Board of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) as either a Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority (CALA) representative or a joint CALA/CCUSA representative for a three-year term starting in November 2016. Please forward your expression of interest along with a brief resume to Margo Dauphinee, Executive Director, at prior to 12pm on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016.  Click here for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity
Working Group's Report on Building Official Education

The Office of the Fire Marshal is coordinating the implementation of the
“Working Group’s Report on Building Official Education”.
A Working Group is now being formed to:
  • Set up a syllabus for each level Determine the amount of questions required for each test;
  • Validate the questions received from Ontario for use in this province;
  • Create and validate questions that are applicable to NS only;
  • How to deal with those in the existing system.  
They are seeking volunteers from the executive and/or the organizations they represent (the NSAA included), and are asking for any expressions of interest to be submitted by end of day today (July 19th) to Joe Rogers, P.Eng., at or 902-424-8046. Please contact Mr. Rogers with any questions on the volunteer opportunity as well.
Emerging Talent: Luc Bouliane
From Canadian Architect
Geology, geography and business plans inform the work of Toronto-based Architects Luc Bouliane (former NSAA Licensed Architect). Raised in ruggedly rocky Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Luc Bouliane, MRAIC, 38, cites natural forms such as geodes and drumlins as sources of inspiration. Read more...

Call for Presenters - RAIC Festival of Architecture 2017

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) invite submissions for continuing education presentations for the 2017 Festival of Architecture, from May 24th-27th in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme is Architecture 150. The deadline for proposals is September 8, 2016. Read more...

DTIR Interim Standing Offer

Please click here for an Interim Standing Offer from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) for Consulting Services in Building Design until
March 31, 2017. The deadline for responding to this Standing Offer is August 16th, 2016. Any inquiries should be directed to Greg McGrath, Acting Manager of Building Design, at (902) 424-6150.


Nicholas Fudge Architects Inc. seeking Intern Architect

Nicholas Fudge Architects is seeking a talented intern architect for September 2016. They are a small, busy firm with a modern esthetic. Their projects are mainly residential and commercial with an emphasis on prefab construction. The successful applicant will work closely with the principal architect on all aspects of projects, with a focus on design, construction drawings, and contract administration.
Deadline for applications is August 19th, 2016.

5468796 Architecture seeking Project Architect in Winnipeg

5468796 is looking for an artistically talented and technically knowledgeable project architect for a full-time permanent position.
Deadline for applications is September 1st, 2016.

Nova Scotia Heritage Conference
September 21st - 23rd

Adaptation and Opportunities is the theme for this year’s annual Nova Scotia Heritage Conference, entitled Harvesting Local Heritage. Click here for official news release. This three-day conference, focusing on built and cultural heritage, takes place in different regions across Nova Scotia each year. The conference will be held this year at the Municipal Complex in Kentville and the Old Orchard Inn on September 21st to 23rd. Excellent speakers have agreed to participate and the field trips promise to be both educational and energizing. Registration and further information on the program is available at
Roxul Energy Design Centre Con Ed Conference
October 4th

This 5-hour workshop delivers a comprehensive framework for the design of better building enclosures, and covers topics that are presented within the context of the Atlantic coastal climate. Read more...
The Buildings Show
November 30th - December 2nd

The Buildings Show is home to Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada, and together they create the largest North American exposition for the entire industry. More than 30,000 trade professionals attend the show annually to source the latest tools, products, solutions and technologies from more than 1,600 Canadian and international exhibitors. The Show also features an Innovation Demo Centre, where attendees can watch 30 minute demonstrations on leading-edge technological solutions, state-of-the-art products, and modern green practices on the Show floor. Read more...


Dalhousie Press Catalogue 2016

Dalhousie Architecture Press has a new brochure, listing current and upcoming publications for 2016 (including NSAA Licensed Architect, Steve Mannell). For more information, please contact Susanne Marshall, Publications Manager, at or (902) 494-3925. Read more...
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