COVID-19 & Long Term Care COVID-19 & Long Term Care May 2020 Our CEO, Benjie Nycum, sat down with the Chronicle Herald’s Nebal Snan to discuss issues surrounding the impact of the current Coronavirus pandemic on Nursing Homes and Long Term Care facilities in Nova Scotia.... View post → COVID-19 & Architecture COVID-19 & Architecture May 2020 We always love the energy and ideas brought to our team by our co-op students, and this year is no exception. Our current masters-level co-op student from Dalhousie University, Hadrian Laing, has penned a... View post → Dialysis Renovation Starts Dialysis Renovation Starts Jul 2019 A project we designed to renovate space within the existing Glace Bay Hospital started construction work in earnest this month. We are excited to see this important healthcare space for people in Cape Breton... View post → Villa Acadienne Replacement Announced Villa Acadienne Replacement Announced Jul 2019 We have been working with Villa Acadienne, in Metghan, since early 2017 to evaluate the feasibility of replacing their existing long-term care facility with a new building to serve the area. Our work has... View post → Hospice Construction Starts Hospice Construction Starts Oct 2018 We celebrated an important milestone with one of our clients when we marked the official groundbreaking for the new Valley Hospice, in Kentville, NS. This project is designed like a bird, nestled in the... View post → Emergency Department Change Readiness Featured in Canadian Healthcare Facilities Emergency Department Change Readiness Featured in Canadian Healthcare Facilities Oct 2018 When the Aberdeen Hospital Emergency Department in New Glasgow was faced with the task of relocating their team to a new space four times larger than its replacement, they knew they would need a... View post → Nycum Featured in Dalhousie’s 52 Originals Nycum Featured in Dalhousie’s 52 Originals Oct 2018 In celebration of Dalhousie’s 200 years of educating excellence, 52 outstanding individuals from Dalhousie’s community have been profiled for their impactful and pioneering actions. Among these 52 is Nycum CEO Benjie Nycum. Benjie was... View post → Hospice Construction Tender Issued Hospice Construction Tender Issued Aug 2018 A critical milestone was reached this month as the construction tender was issued for a new hospice serving the Annapolis Valley. Links Kings County News Article, August 24, 2018 NovaNewsNow Article, February 24, 2018... View post → Dialysis Addition Construction Starts Dialysis Addition Construction Starts Aug 2018 A 12-station dialysis unit we designed officially started construction this month with a ground-breaking ceremony at Valley Regional Hospital, in Kentville, NS. This new healthcare facility is replacing an existing and smaller unit in... View post → Nycum Joins Canadian Museum for Human Rights Board of Trustees Nycum Joins Canadian Museum for Human Rights Board of Trustees Mar 2018 Canada’s Minister for Canadian Heritage, Honorable Mélanie Joly, has appointed Nycum CEO Benjie Nycum to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for a four year term starting April 1,... View post → Nycum Presents at the 2018 Silver Economy Summit Nycum Presents at the 2018 Silver Economy Summit Mar 2018 At the 2018 Silver Economy Summit held in Halifax on March 6th & 7th, Nycum CEO Benjie Nycum presented “Where Do You Want to Die?” – an in depth exploration of the places and... View post → Nycum on Building Science Panel Nycum on Building Science Panel Nov 2017 As part of The Design & Construction Institute (DCI) 2017 Education Day – Building Science “An Atlantic Perspective” on November 7, 2017 Nycum CEO Benjie Nycum presented on the Atlantic Perspectives Panel. The day... View post → STFX Breaks Ground on Mulroney Institute of Government STFX Breaks Ground on Mulroney Institute of Government Sep 2017 Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, broke ground for the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government and the Xaverian Commons, a $100 million transformative project heralding a new era for StFX. Mulroney hall... View post → Next Step in Improving Healthcare for Nova Scotians Next Step in Improving Healthcare for Nova Scotians Jul 2017 Our project to introduce a new Operating Room in existing space at Hants Community hospital, in Windsor, NS, took its next important step with the award of the construction contract to PCL. This important... View post → Hybrid Construction Award Hybrid Construction Award Nov 2016 Nov 8, 2016: our Simpson Landing project was chosen as the recipient of this year’s Hybrid Construction Award in the 2016 Atlantic Wood Design Awards program. Simpson Landing provides transitional mental health services for... View post → Jury’s Choice Award Jury’s Choice Award Nov 8, 2016: We’re happy to be recipients of this year’s Jury’s Choice Award in the 2016 Atlantic Wood Design Awards program. The St. John Ambulance Headquarters building is a hybrid one story building... View post → M. Brian Mulroney Hall Project Hits Major Milestone M. Brian Mulroney Hall Project Hits Major Milestone Oct 2016 Our project with St. Francis Xavier University reached a major milestone yesterday, when the Right Honourable M. Brian Mulroney announced the Brian Mulroney Institute of Government to be housed at the university in the... View post → RAIC Syllabus Program in full swing in Halifax RAIC Syllabus Program in full swing in Halifax Dec 2015 Benjie Nycum has been teaching alongside TEAL’s Tom Emodi in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Syllabus program since the beginning of 2015. Now in his second term teaching, he reflects on the... View post → Taloyoak Health Centre Opens Taloyoak Health Centre Opens Sep 2015 We are thrilled to share that the Taloyoak Health Centre officially opened on September 3rd, 2015. The $30m facility is a key component in the delivery of primary care, urgent care medical services (including... View post → Back in PEI! Back in PEI! Aug 2015 We are delighted to be engaged, along with W.D. Lawrence Architecture Inc., to design a new Nursing Home facility in Tyne Valley, PEI. We’re providing healthcare design and planning expertise to the project’s design... View post → Corporate Lobby Renovation Corporate Lobby Renovation Jul 2015 Work is underway on one of our interior renovation projects. We’re designing renovations for the main lobby space for one of our clients, an aerospace company, bringing the finishes up to date and in... View post → Arctic Circle Construction Arctic Circle Construction Jun 2015 Another beautiful site for one of our projects: Arctic Bay, NU. Construction work has started on our latest community health centre in the far north. Piles are going into the permafrost and we’re excited... View post → Dartmouth General Hospital Renovations Start Construction Dartmouth General Hospital Renovations Start Construction May 2015 New team centres at the heart of the patient wing will enable better work and material flow, protect patient confidentiality and enable the hospital’s innovative Bullet Rounds. The new team centres are located in... View post → Mind Architecture: Utopian Parallels in Architecture and Psychiatry Mind Architecture: Utopian Parallels in Architecture and Psychiatry Sep 2014 On September 11, 2014, Benjie Nycum presented the R.O. Jones Memorial Lecture at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual conference in Toronto. Here is a bit from the original abstract: In recent decades, the debate... View post → Our Northwood Project is LEED™ Certified Our Northwood Project is LEED™ Certified Jan 2014 We started off the new year with some excellent news about one of our projects: Ivany Place: Northwood at the Parks, a 156-bed Long Term Care facility with adult day care and residential care... View post → Nycum Nursing Homes Receive LEED™ Certification Nycum Nursing Homes Receive LEED™ Certification Oct 2013 We believe that architecture is responsible to the future as well as the present. As such, ecologically sensitive and environmentally responsible design should be a strong part of all our work. It’s always nice... View post → New Hospice and Hemodialysis Project New Hospice and Hemodialysis Project Sep 2013 Hospice is a really exciting project type. By placing the people who need specific services for the dying process in the appropriate environment, rather than a traditional hospital bed, burden on the rest of... View post → We Present on Combining Programming and Design Phases Effectively We Present on Combining Programming and Design Phases Effectively Aug 2013 This year’s International Union of Architects Public Health Group Forum will be held in Toronto as part of IIDEX. Noah and Mark will be presenting the outcomes of a recent project we were engaged... View post → We Present Design Standards at International Healthcare Architecture Forum We Present Design Standards at International Healthcare Architecture Forum This year’s International Union of Architects Public Health Group Forum will be held in Toronto as part of IIDEX. We will be presenting our analysis of how innovation and design standards converged in a... View post → Citation, 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Architecture Citation, 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Architecture Jul 2013 We were the proud recipient of a NS Lieutenant Governor’s Citation Award for Brigadoon Village at a ceremony at Government House, in Halifax, today. Brigadoon is a special place and we feel pretty special... View post → Our Mental Health Pilot Project wins Award Our Mental Health Pilot Project wins Award Jun 2013 Capital Health’s annual Quality Summit took place June 6, 2013 selecting our project as a winner of the “Quality Award” in an online vote. This annual event celebrates and recognizes Capital Health’s commitment to... View post → Breast Health Centre Phase I Opens Breast Health Centre Phase I Opens In a joint effort to improve access to care and maximize the use of resources across the health care system, breast surgery and supporting services moved from Capital Health facilities to the IWK Health... View post → Advocacy for Health in Architecture Advocacy for Health in Architecture Jan 2013 As part of Professional Practice Week at the School of Architecture, Benjie Nycum will be presenting a lecture called Advocacy for Health in Architecture on January 22nd at 10 am. Student and public lectures... View post → Student Workshops with Dalhousie University Student Workshops with Dalhousie University Aug 2012 Every year, students from Dalhousie’s Faculty of architecture work in small groups to design and build small projects that meet a need or challenge out in the community. This year, Nycum’s Noah Epstein led... View post → Brigadoon Opens with First Round of Campers Brigadoon Opens with First Round of Campers Jul 2012 Brigadoon Village, a project that has been dear to our hearts for the past decade through conceptualizing, fundraising, site searching, design and construction hosted its first round of campers and had its first official... View post → We Present at International Environments for Aging Conference We Present at International Environments for Aging Conference Apr 2012 This year’s annual Environments for Aging conference will be held in Orlando, FL. We will be presenting our analysis of how innovation and design standards converged in a major three year initiative to build... View post →