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.
We’re proud to welcome Ashli MacDonald as an Associate with GEC! She excels in managing projects using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and cloud technology to develop coordinated construction documents, regardless of the size of project. Ashli’s experience ranges from LRT redevelopments to mixed-use housing projects to early education K-12 schools. Congratulations Ashli!
We’re proud to welcome Rob Gairns as an Associate with GEC! Transitioning into the architecture in 2014, Rob brings a knowledge of responsive design uniquely built upon the human experience. He has been a important part of the design and implementation of GEC’s projects at YYC, as well as the new NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre. Congratulations Rob!
We’re proud to welcome Leslie Webb as an Associate with GEC! Leslie has been with GEC since 2013 and has been an important part of the firm’s growth. She has worked on several high-profile GEC projects across western Canada including the feasibility study for the Canmore Nordic Centre redevelopment and the design of the University of Alberta’s Varsity Arena. Congratulations Leslie!
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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 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!
The Shane Homes @YMCA at Rocky Ridge is featured in this month’s issue of sb Magazine! sb, a globally-distributed publication, features the newest sports, recreation and wellness facilities around the world. https://www.iaks.org/en/sb-magazine/32018/pools-and-wellness-facilities
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.
Did you know – the GEC-designed 300 West Block in Edmonton’s Glenora neighborhood will be the largest mass timber office building on the Canadian Prairies? This mixed-use project brings together residences, shopping, dining and offices into one place. More information on West Block can be found here. Video credit: @wblockglenora by @inhouseyeg
The Health Sciences Centre at @Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus will be a catalyst for interaction. The facility will foster integration between departments, focusing on opportunities for collaboration amongst students and staff. The highly sustainable facility will focus on health and wellness strategies targeting Net-zero Carbon, WELL Certification and LEED Gold Certification.
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.
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.
The Pedestrian Overpass in Calgary’s Westbrook neighborhood is getting a makeover! The current overpass will be removed, making way for a new structure that addresses accessibility in this busy pedestrian corridor. Construction on this GEC-designed bridge starts this year!
Take a fly-through of the new NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre, opening in Fall 2018!
The Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) will be the place where industry comes to solve problems and to succeed. The centre will provide comprehensive industry services, enabling industry to become more competitive and sustainable through improved technology utilization, enhanced productivity and industry-driven applied research. The centre will support the development and implementation of new products and processes that address challenges faced by industry and individual companies.
Video credit: NAIT
Team Wipf is going for gold! After performing well at the Districts, the team has qualified to play in the Southerns, the only province-wide competition for the U15 age level.
GEC is proud to sponsor Team Wipf and other amateur athletics and community-level sports programs. Good luck this weekend, guys!
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!