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U of A’s East Campus is Taking Shape With New Residences

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U of A’s East Campus is Taking Shape With New Residences

The University of Alberta East Campus is quickly evolving into a student residence village destined to be an iconic part of student life at the U of A. With sweeping views of the river valley, dining halls, collaboration spaces, and individual rooms, the residences will provide a place for students to live, share ideas, and connect as part of a vibrant student community.  As the landmark residence on the site, Peter Lougheed Hall is expected to be complete this spring for students to move in and make their mark. Visit SKYRISE Edmonton for a detailed look at the East Campus residence development.

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New House on the Block – The West Block

New House on the Block – The West Block

We are thrilled to see the West Block progressing! And we are very excited to keep working with Beaverbrook Communities and InHouse to make this transformational project a reality. The new development in Glenora aims to be a luxury, high-rise condo and retail development to create a vibrant, walkable urban environment in inner-city Edmonton. The Edmonton Journal has a great article with more details for those curious minds.

GEC – Designing Places for People to Play

GEC – Designing Places for People to Play

With the recent opening of the new Remington YMCA in Calgary, David Parker took a look at a history of other projects in our recreation profile.  From the Olympic Oval and Saddledome to CalgaryNEXT and the Remington YMCA,  the article provides an overview of some of GEC's regional and community recreation facilities designed for people to PLAY. Here you can view a nice snapshot of the new Remington YMCA (and read the full article).

Banff Affordable Housing Project Underway!

Banff Affordable Housing Project Underway!

Thanks Mayor Sorensen for the shout out! We are thrilled to be part of the team and look forward to working on this exciting project! We've done a lot of work on the design, feasbility, and sustainability of the project and can't wait to make it a reality.

If you're that kind of person interested in details and numbers, the Town of Banff has has pulled it all together in a report for easy reading.

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.

Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility Presentation

Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility Presentation

As the largest wood roof in North America, the design of the Rocky Ridge roof required a dedicated and innovative team to make it a success. The team, including PCL Construction Management, RJC Consulting Engineers, ISL Engineering, and us, GEC, will be sharing our collaborative experiences of our journey from early hand sketches to cranes and a roof.

Join us Friday October 7th to see the facility under construction (PPE gear is required) and hear from the people who are making this facility happen. Make sure to register to secure your spot!