Join us for Buildings Week's exciting roundtables, keynotes and and lively entertainment such as social hours, Gusto 501 pizza making tutorials & cocktails at home, MOSHN fitness classes, BELLOSOUND DJ sets, Kelly & Val Acoustic Duet and much more!


International Architectural Roundtable

Innovation in Architecture: Imagining the Possibilities

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Innovation touches every element of architectural design. From concept to the built environment, rethinking the creative process, design, and integration of new technologies, systems and materials can redefine space. There is a greater need to find inventive ideas and methodologies to meet a new generation of architectural design. Discover a world of possibilities. Join our esteemed panel of international architects that have been innovative in design, construction, process or materials.

Interior Design Roundtable

Collaboration and Consultation: Shifting the Pendulum of Engagement

Date: Wednesday, December 2
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST

How we move through interior spaces has been altered significantly. Collaboration and consultation have created new challenges and opportunities to work differently with our clients. Interior designers have a chance to have a larger voice at the front end of the project as the pandemic has forced clients to re-evaluate their spaces. How can we help our clients understand how spaces can be transformed, used and modified as owners, managers and builders are forced to rethink space?

PM Executive Roundtable

Property Management Market Shifts: Where Are We Today?

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am EST

The pandemic has brought an unprecedented amount of change to our daily lives. The continual state of change has forced property managers and owners to constantly be ready to shift and pivot strategic direction and plans. Where are we today? What is the state of the property management industry? How are some companies managing through this pandemic? What are occupancy rates now and what are they projected to be into 2021.

BUILDEX Cross-Industry Keynote

Understanding Biophilic Design and its
Application in Commercial Design

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Biophilic Design has taken the design community
by storm in recent years, but this research-focused design philosophy is neither new in concept nor a novelty. Nature as inspiration for design is evident in some of our most beloved architecture. As stress and other aspects of wellbeing come to the forefront of public awareness, biophilic design is being recognized as a viable approach for supporting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health in the built environment. Join us for an overview of the science and design philosophy behind biophilic design and its evolution as a practice of ‘good design’.

Session in Focus (Free-to-Attend)

The Role of Leaders, Managers and Peers in Tackling Racism and Oppression

Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Recent events around the Black Lives Matter movement and global protests have foregrounded the need for more powerful dialogue around racism and oppression in our societies, government institutions and workplaces. The panel will reflect the current context, industry-specific challenges, necessary calls to action, and how our industry leaders, managers and colleagues all have a role to play in tackling racism and oppression.

BUILDEX Construction Keynote

How Can Procurement Change and Modernize to Better Serve the Building Industry?

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

This panel has been assembled to discuss the opportunities and practicalities presented by change to procurement approaches. What are some of the strategies to diversify and modernize procurement? Why change; what are the benefits of diversification in procurement strategies beyond the immediate needs of a project, and how can a shift in practices provide sustainable, socio-economic and fiscal benefits across the value chain? Lastly, the panel will identify who are the change agents in procurement and how can industry peers learn and change too?

BUILDEX Architecture Keynote

Material Matters x2: Mass Timber and Hybrid Structure Innovation

Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Perhaps like no other innovation in recent building technologies, mass timber and its increasing use as a structural solution in taller and larger buildings has elicited strong and varied reactions. In this context of contrast the Keynote session will focus on two mass timber projects: the Arbour for George Brown College, and the new Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Headquarters & Multi-Tenant Commercial Building in Toronto.

BUILDEX Interior Design Keynote

New Opportunities in Post-Pandemic Spaces: Exploring Social Equity, Health and Well-Being

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Public health and equitable architectural design are intimately related. Join Seb Choe and Joel Sanders, founding members of MIXdesign, a New York-based inclusive design think tank and consultancy, as they explore this relationship. The session will discuss how their practice is considering the spatial implications of COVID-19 as a natural extension of their mission to make public spaces safe and accessible for all people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, and ability.

IDA Interior Design Morning

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

Buildings Week is delighted to host a morning of content specifically for design professionals, supported by the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA). Join IDA and the design community for a morning of education, approved for IDCEC CEUs. The Morning’s Content Schedule: (Session 1) Building Your Resilience: Helping Interior Designers Reduce Stress and Build Resilience in Turbulent Times; and (Session 2) Realizing the Value of Using 3D Rendering in Smaller Interior Design Projects.

Social Hours

Dates: Tues. Dec. 1 – Thurs. Dec. 3
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Join us for our live and interactive Social Hours as we meet face to face to reconnect at the end of the day and
build relationships. The Social Hours will kick off with Kelly & Val’s Acoustic Duet and a BELLOSOUND DJ set. 

Gusto 501 Pizza Making Tutorials & Cocktails at Home

Dates: Mon. Nov. 30 – Fri. Dec. 4  

Join us for Gusto 501 pizza making tutorials at home videos. And the best part, you can have a Gusto pizza kit delivered to you directly (if you reside in the GTA) or simply follow along. Located in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood, Gusto 501 brings together the innovation of sister restaurant Gusto 101 and the soulful hospitality of Janet Zuccarini’s first restaurant, Trattoria Nervosa.

MOSHN Fitness Breaks

Dates: Mon. Nov. 30 – Fri. Dec. 4 

MOSHN’s an on-demand streaming fitness platform that connects you directly with world-class coaches. You can get fit and stay fit in the comfort and safety of your home with access to live and pre-recorded streaming classes
when and where you want. 

Join MOSHN’s Fitness Breaks throughout Buildings Week and download the MOSHN app free in the App Store for iPhone and at www.moshn.fit/download for Android. 


Dates: Mon. Nov. 30 – Fri. Dec. 4 
Time: 3:30 pm EDT
Location: During Social Hour

Enjoy music throughout Buildings Week by BELLOSOUND, a sound agency offering DJ services, music styling and sound system installation around the world. BELLOSOUND’s mission is to elevate experiences through music and visuals. They partner with brands to build
bespoke music strategies and state-of-the-art sound systems for their spaces, as well as provide intuitive DJs and musicians for special events. From their immersive research process to their meticulous attention to detail — BELLOSOUND goes beyond the baseline.

Kelly & Val Acoustic Duet

Dates: Tues. Dec 1 & Thurs. Dec. 3
Time: 3:30 pm EDT
Location: During Social Hour

Good things came for this couple forced to halt their professional distinct music careers and stay home with the rest of the country. Combining musical styles ranging from rock, blues, pop and soul, breath taking harmonies and Valérie’s on-stage charisma have brought this duo into tens of thousands homes through their online isolation concert series and now to you during our Social Hours at
Buildings Week.

Sea Cider Craft Cocktails Tutorial

Dates: Tues. Dec. 1 – Thurs. Dec. 3


Seasoned bartender Shawn Soole shows you how to whip up delicious cocktails at home! Using small batch, craft cider from Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse these tasty cocktails will be your new go-to drink. Sea Cider is an organic orchard and cidery located on Vancouver Island and can be found in private liquor stores across B.C & Alberta. Raise a glass with us here at Buildings Week!