Designing for invisible disabilities

Designing for Invisible Disabilities

A lot of our projects here at Avid involve working with community groups who have very specific needs.  Needs that most often do not fit into the typical mold.  It is our goal as designers to carefully understand these needs in order to translate them into the built space in a more meaningful way.  Lara Pinchbeck is a designer who …

Connected Layers

What’s Really Missing in the “Missing Middle”

by Shafraaz Kaba (https://www.afab.world/) and Chelsey Jersak (https://situateinc.ca/) We know exactly why there is a missing middle – price point. The cost of land and construction is high, and a building is more likely to get built – and more affordable for the end consumer – if these costs are split between a high number of housing units. We also …

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Infill Development

There has been much talk lately about pursuing greener initiatives, especially as we see and experience the devastating effects of climate change. We are starting to put focus on developing solutions such as driving electric cars or installing solar panels in our homes. However, one solution that perhaps doesn’t get enough attention is the construction of infill homes and buildings …

Winner of Trophy Design Competition

CISC Alberta held a trophy design competition for this year’s Alberta Steel Design Awards and AVID Architecture was one of four architectural firms who submitted a design. The design criteria we had to meet were that the trophy would have to be light to carry, small enough to handle, and must use steel. Our winning design was brought to life …