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We’re proud to welcome Alexis Finlay as an Associate with GEC! A graduate of the University of Calgary, Alexis brings an innovative and collaborative approach to design, and has worked on many high profile projects across Western Canada.
She has been a major contributor to several of GEC’s new and exciting projects currently going on throughout Edmonton, and will continue to help lead and establish GEC as a design firm of choice. Congratulations Alexis!
Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge took home the Award of Excellence at the 2018 Prairie Design Awards! Every two years, the Alberta Association of Architects, the Saskatchewan Association of Architects and The Manitoba Association of Architects come together to celebrate design excellence, recognizing architects and designers that are setting new standards of creativity and skill.
Last night the Remington YMCA won a Wood WORKS! Alberta Prairie Wood Design Award! Winning in the category of Recreational Wood Design, the award for this urban recreation facility recognizes the recipient’s ability to push the boundaries of wood in construction.
The Remington YMCA uses wood as its main structural element, creating a warm and welcoming environment for its users. Wood also provides two architectural advantages: first, it can be an economical solution for long span structures over gymnasiums and swimming pools; and second, wood’s natural preservative properties make it optimal for use in humid pool environments. Congratulations to the team!
We are honored to receive the Platinum Award from PSMJ Resources for 2016! Each year, PSMJ Resources inducts architectural and engineering firms into the Circle of Excellence based on their outstanding business achievements. GEC has been in the Circle of Excellence consecutively since 2012. The Platinum Award recognizes this consistent achievement as an award presented to firms who have been in the Circle of Excellence for at least four of the last five years. No small feat!
GEC is proud to sponsor Team Wipf, a local bonspiel team with home roots at the North Hill Curling Club. We are looking forward to following your success in the upcoming season… good luck guys!
Last night the first-ever MASI Design Awards were held, and the Remington YMCA took home an award in the Special Projects category for design excellence! Our team is proud to have partnered with the City of Calgary and the YMCA on this facility, which has positioned itself as a central hub for Calgary’s Quarry Park neighborhood and a benchmark for future recreation design in Canada. With community and connectivity at its core, the design of the Remington YMCA is an intelligent, inclusive response to an evolving environment. The facility expresses a character shaped by the citizens and the city it serves.
The MASI (Manitoba / Alberta / Saskatchewan Interior) Design Awards are hosted by IDA, PIDIM and IDAS and features projects in interior design across all three Prairie provinces.
We had a great time at the 6th annual Golf Tournament in support of enhancing the student experience at St. Mary’s.
We recently completed the St. Mary’s Heritage Centre comprised of a highly flexible main gathering space that is approximately 1,700 square feet. Retractable theatre seating suitable for musical, dramatic and theatre uses. The facility also has large sliding barn doors that open to the linear gallery space.
More about the project here.
Jason joined GEC in 2017 as a Project Architect. He has over ten years of professional experience across western Canada, servicing a diverse client base across multiple market sectors that include educational, institutional and commercial projects. Jason’s approach to design is deeply rooted in place and culture, focusing on integrating disciplines and approaches to create architecture that enhances our environments.
He is a graduate of the Universities of British Columbia and Calgary, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Lethbridge on art and architecture. Jason is passionate about sharing his knowledge of architecture and design practices with the next generation of creative thinkers.
GEC is pleased to announce the return and the appointment of Tyson Bolduc as a Partner with the firm. Tyson has over ten years of experience as a designer and project architect on several interdisciplinary projects. He has worked on many key GEC projects including the 7th Avenue LRT Transit Corridor Refurbishment, the West LRT Expansion, the YYC Domestic Terminal Redevelopment, the CANA Office and Operations Headquarters and the SMART Technologies World Headquarters.
Tyson has managed several complex innovation projects that include transportation, technology and research facilities, commercial buildings, and institutional work. He has demonstrated a strong aptitude for creative design at multiple scales ranging from smaller architectural and interior design work to ambitious urban design and infrastructural initiatives.
The Partnership is pleased to welcome Gillian Carr as an Associate with GEC.
Gillian joined GEC in 2005. Her early career focused on programming and designing educational and community facilities including Bow Valley College, McKenzie Towne Elementary School, Badlands Community Centre, and WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre. Since that time, Gillian has become a leader in designing places for people to Gather, Learn, and Play.
Currently, Gillian is leading the Banff Affordable Housing Project, the Saskatchewan Joint Use Schools Project (18 schools), and the Banff Elementary School replacement, as well as master planning and programming for Repsol Sports Centre. She has experience leading project teams through community consultation and public engagement, and has developed expertise in synthesizing client and user needs into a unified design. Gillian is an accomplished project manager, designer, and collaborator skilled at guiding complex projects from concept to completion.