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Peter Lougheed Hall Wins at the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards

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Peter Lougheed Hall Wins at the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards

On November 3rd, the University of Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Hall received the Award of Merit in the Urban Architecture category at the 2017 Edmonton Urban Design Awards (EUDA)! Since 2005, the City of Edmonton and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have co-hosted the EUDAs to ‘recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to urban design and the quality of life in Edmonton’. Peter Lougheed Hall was selected from a large number of submitted projects, and voted upon by a jury of five distinguished design professionals.

Peter Lougheed Hall is a distinct student residence on the University of Alberta’s main campus. Overlooking the North Saskatchewan river, the facility provides an enriching experience that fosters and supports students to put them on a developmental path towards leadership.

For more about this GEC project, click here.

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New Model for Affordable Housing

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New Model for Affordable Housing

The new Londonderry Mixed-Use Redevelopment was recently featured in the Globe and Mail. With the innovative unit mix, design, and revenue model, the development is “being hailed as groundbreaking for Edmonton and those involved hope it will be a blueprint for future affordable housing developments.”

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Social housing regeneration

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Social housing regeneration

GEC is currently working with Capital Region Housing on the Londonderry mixed-use redevelopment, which received unanimous support from Edmonton City Council yesterday. Located in in Edmonton’s Kilkenny neighbourhood, the development will contain 240 residential units with a mix of market-rate and subsidized homes.

“This is fantastic work. It really is a community you’re building here,” Mayor Don Iveson said of the 240-unit Londonderry redevelopment.

Read more on the Londonderry housing in the Edmonton Journal here

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New Attitude, New Living, New Vision

New Attitude, New Living, New Vision

There's plenty of room to park your bike at N3, Alberta's first condominium project with zero vehicle parking stalls. The development is located in Calgary’s East Village, a 20 hectare master-planned, mixed-use development which will be among the most walkable and bike-able neighbourhoods in the city.

University of Alberta's Peter Lougheed Hall Completed!

University of Alberta's Peter Lougheed Hall Completed!

The Peter Lougheed Hall (PLH) at the University of Alberta is now complete! Slated to open in the Fall of this year in the vibrant East Campus Village community, PLH will be home to more than 140 residents. The one or two bedroom units are contemporary, with access to engaging social spaces, large dining hall, and fitness spaces.

Thank you to all who attended today’s opening including His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, Founding Principal of PLLC, and his Worship Mayor Don Iveson.

One of Calgary’s First Transit Oriented Developments

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One of Calgary’s First Transit Oriented Developments

University City offers residents a vibrant, walkable community nestled into an established neighbourhood in NW Calgary. The project is one of Calgary’s first transit oriented developments aimed at creating a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly, and safe community with immediate access to key amenities. 

The urban development offers tower apartment style or townhouse style living set along on Brentwood Road close to the University of Calgary, the LRT Station, McMahon Stadium, and Brentwood Village Mall. 

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N3 – Calgary’s First Parking-Free Condo Welcomes a Diversity of Tenants

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N3 – Calgary’s First Parking-Free Condo Welcomes a Diversity of Tenants

N3 is one of Calgary’s newest condo towers in the East Village and recently reached a major milestone of accepting its first tenants. As Calgary’s first condo without parking, the development offers a multitude of perks aimed at living an urban, car-free lifestyle and is situated near the C-train and other amenities in the thriving East Village. 

Developers expected Millennials would be the main tenants, however, to their surprise many of the tenants are seniors looking for an accessible and vibrant place to live that doesn’t require a car. With its compact suites and low cost, N3 offers a viable option for urban living for people from a variety of demographics. 

The Calgary Herald article by Annalise Klingbeil has more on N3 and the car free development in Calgary.

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