Renovations to Anderson LRT Station are now complete! Originally opened in 1981 as part of the original construction of the Red Line LRT, the station required significant upgrades to improve pedestrian traffic flow and meet the needs of today’s Calgary Transit users. Featuring a new signature awning, staircase, ramp, elevator, wood material finishes and upgraded technologies, Anderson Station is improving the transit experience through increased accessibility, safety, mobility and comfort.
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The new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations across Calgary are designed to improve the Calgary Transit experience. All BRT stations are equipped with comfortable benches, waste receptacles, real time travel information, heated shelters (for those frosty Calgary winters), improved lighting, larger platforms, and CCTV.
Stations on the BRT routes have a similar look and feel and connect customers with sidewalks and pathways close to the stations. All stations are designed in size and footprint to integrate seamlessly into the location and context of its neighbourhood. For more on the project: https://www.gecarchitecture.com/brt-transitway
Our Remington YMCA is up for nomination in ArchDaily’s annual Building of the Year Awards. Readers can nominate and vote for the project from February 18th to March 4th. The winners will be announced on March 12th.
ArchDaily is tasking its readers with the responsibility of recognizing and awarding the projects that are making an impact. Readers will first nominate buildings for the shortlist in fifteen different categories, followed by a vote for the winners in each category.
Our Remington YMCA project in the Sports Architecture category provides state-of-the art recreation and wellness facilities for families in the surrounding residential developments and workers at the surrounding businesses centres. It includes a multi-purpose gymnasium, fitness area, childminding, public library, and aquatic centre. The aquatics includes leisure and competition pools, a hot tub and sauna.
You can nominate for Remington YMCA here: http://ow.ly/GRi430nNFHA
The 11th annual Prairie Wood Design Awards (PWDA) gala took place on February 12th, and GEC’s Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge took home the top award in the Institutional category! The PWDAs recognize projects and organizations that advance the use of wood in construction through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation.
2019 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners Video Compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS1gBSSH6c8
2019 Prairie Wood Design Awards: https://wood-works.ca/alberta/wda/winners-ab/
Excited to share that we won the Canadian Wood Council Award for the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge project. The award was given out by The Canadian Wood Council recognizing buildings that continually challenge the possibilities for wood in construction.
The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is featured in Canadian Architect Magazine this month, including being selected as the magazine’s cover project! Canadian Architect is a magazine for architects and related professionals practicing in Canada. Canada’s only monthly design publication, Canadian Architect has been in continuous publication since 1955.
It’s show time! The Calgary Stampede parade is a well-loved tradition that marches our city into its greatest celebration every summer. GEC is proud to be a Cattle Baron Sponsor and to volunteer with the Calgary Stampede Parade Committee, providing graphic design services for the coordination of parade volunteers and participants. Over 350,000 spectators attend the parade each year, with millions more watching worldwide - Yahoo!
We’re elated to announce that the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge has won a 2018 North American Copper in Architecture Award! GEC’s David Edmunds accepted the award at the NAICA Awards Ceremony in New York City last night, which recognizes North American building projects that use copper to create beautiful and innovative buildings. The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge prominently features over 62,000 square feet of copper, giving the building its striking reflectiveness and characteristic hue.
Congratulations Remington YMCA team! We just learned that the Remington YMCA won a global award at the Shaw Contract Design Is Awards. The Shaw Contract Design Awards recognize the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning, and healing. The People’s Choice Voting is now open – vote for GEC on the Shaw Contract website here.
A space to learn, a space to collaborate, a space to innovate…if you can imagine it, the new Trico Changemakers Studio at Mount Royal University is the place to make it happen. This new incubator space brings together students, staff, businesses, and social purpose community organizations to share ideas, spark movements, and build the foundations of change for the betterment of our communities. GEC is proud to play a part in developing the next generation of changemakers in Calgary.