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Servus Arena is Officially Open!

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Servus Arena is Officially Open!

Sharpen your skates, the Servus Arena is officially open! The new facility will be the home-ice for Red Deer Minor Hockey, the Red Deer Vipers, and the Red Deer College Queens. The facility also includes leasable space for user groups, upper and lower viewing lobby, support rooms, and main plaza. The arena will display public art/awards to highlight citizen accomplishments and history of the existing facility.

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Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge - Interview with Andrew Tankard / Global News

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Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge - Interview with Andrew Tankard / Global News

The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is officially open! Andrew Tankard, architect and partner behind the facility, discussed the design inspiration behind the project with Global News.

Check out the full interview here

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Now Open: Edmonton’s Paul Kane Park.

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Now Open: Edmonton’s Paul Kane Park.

The next chapter of Edmonton’s Paul Kane Park has begun! In late September 2017, this urban park was re-opened to the public. The design features an integrated solution that maintained the park’s original modernist, natural and geometric design.

As an established park in an urban setting, GEC’s design team needed to update Paul Kane Park while maintaining its natural character, the existing mature landscape, undulating topography, and prominence of the pond. The naturalization of the existing ornamental pond presented several technical challenges and opportunities for integration into the overall site design. Integrated sustainable water strategies including storm water management were considered. A system was created within the park to adjust and accommodate storm events while still maintaining adequate circulation and water quality.

Photo courtesy of GEC’s Emma Dunn!

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St. Mary's University: Celebrating History and Ready for the Future

St. Mary's University: Celebrating History and Ready for the Future

This week marks St. Mary’s 30th year as an important post-secondary institution in Alberta. The GEC team was on site to celebrate the University’s milestone and to unveil the new Heritage Centre.

The Heritage Centre supports St. Mary's continued expansion, and will provide instructors and students with flexible instructional space for 150 students. The Heritage Centre will serve as a lecture hall, theatre, and ceremonial venue, and will host First Nations, Metis and Inuit events. Attached to the iconic 100 year old water tower, the new Heritage Centre is respectful of the historic environment while providing a modern educational facility to support students and instructors.

GEC and CANA Construction have worked hard over the past year to make this a reality, and we are looking forward to the Heritage Centre becoming an important piece of the St. Mary's Campus.