blue line West LRT 

Keeping Calgary connected as communities grow.

CLIENT City of Calgary
LOCATION Calgary, AB
SIZE Various
COMPLETION 2012

West LRT is part of Calgary's commitment to being ready for growth. West LRT already connects over 44,000 people everyday, and this number is expected to increase to over 120,000 as the West continues to grow.  West LRT is an innovative line in Calgary built within a sensitive inner-city context and includes the broadest varieties of station types in Calgary’s LRT system including  at-grade stations in walk-on and road median locations, elevated, underground and trenched configurations. One of GEC’s challenges was to impart the line with a consistent identity through a common ‘design language’ balanced with community input that lent identity and community integration to each station.

GEC’s role included station design, urban design related to community integration and coordination with City of Calgary transit-oriented development plans.  GEC was also responsible for the developing the delivery model and work plan; to this end, GEC initiated and authored the White Paper on Station Design Logistics and Timing in Preparation for a Design-Build Project Delivery Format. This presented a strategy and associated timelines that enabled West LRT station design to advance quickly. 

Awards

2013
Canadian Design-Build Institute
CDBI Award of Excellence Winner – Infrastructure Category

2013
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine
Canadian Consulting Engineering Award - Award of Excellence, Project Management

2009
The City of Calgary
Mayor's Urban Design Awards - Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans