program: The Mosaic Centre: Emotionally Sustainable Design



Program Details:
Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 1 Hour Program
Units: 1 AIA LU/HSW
Program Fee:
- AIA Member Price: $25
- Non-AIA Member Price: $35
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Designing a Healthy & Vibrant Workspace

The Mosaic Centre reinvents the office, offering a design solution that will improve the quality of life and health of its occupants. Located at the threshold of a commercial strip and the emerging Edmonton community of Summerside, the building will house the Mosaic Family of Companies, providing its staff not only an office, but amenities including a child-care facility, wellness centre, lounge areas and game rooms, and a restaurant. Every detail of the building will work together to promote a healthy collaborative work environment that resonates with the unique ethos of its occupants and resonates as a healthy, vibrant workplace.

This session will explore how The Mosaic Centre is aiming to be Canadais first triple bottom line (TBL) commercial building. TBL incorporates three dimensions of an organizationís performance: social, environmental and financial. TBL captures the essence of sustainability by measuring the impact of an organizationís activities on the world including both its profitability and shareholder values and its social, human and environmental capital.The Mosaic Centre

The Centre is also pursuing Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum certifications. Total budget for the project is $10.5 million. It is Albertaís first commercial building designed and constructed using a full Integrated Project Delivery Process.

One of the goals of the Mosaic Centre is to inspire others in a better way by design. From the very beginning, the Mosaic team has been documenting lessons learned and sharing its lessons with the green building community and the greater public through its website (


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Vedran Skopac

Vedran Skopac
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The Company:
Manasc Isaac Architects
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The Mosaic Centre

Vedran is passionate about people and finding ways to make human spirit flourish. He believes in a better world by way of design. Working 11 years in offices across Europe and Canada: Njiric+ Arhitekti and Manasc Isaac, and his own practice MORE Arhitekture; his work delivered award wining projects and recognition on international level. His publications include: MARK (Netherlands); 2G, Peripheral Moment/ACTAR and A+V Monografias (Spain); Domus (Italy); Deutsche Bauzeitung (Germany); Architektur (Austria); and A+U (Japan). His current academic activities include: RAIC Syllabus (Edmonton), Faculty of Environmental Design (Calgary) and John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture (Toronto).


About the Speaker:

In This Session You Will

  • Explore architecture beyond sustainability to uncover how contemporary architecture responds to the social and emotional needs of the human environment.
  • Examine a Living Building as a (certified) healthy environment for occupants.
  • Uncover how a building can aspire us and unlock our talents.
  • Identify the impact of architectural typologies on wellbeing.

Program Schedule

DESIGN [realized] offers building professionals the opportunity to participate in Continuing Education programs throughout the year. Presentations by leading industry experts are webcast to groups and individual attendees across the country.

Mountain Central Eastern
 Welcome / Introductions 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
 Presentation 12:05 PM 1:05 PM 2:05 PM 3:05 PM
 Q&A 12:50 PM 1:50 PM 2:50 PM 3:50 PM
 Adjourn 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
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