Blue Line West LRT
Client City of Calgary | Location Calgary, AB | Size Various | Completion 2012
Keeping Calgary connected as communities grow.
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 lend 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 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.
2011 - The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) | Infrastructure category - Award of Excellence
2011 - Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine | Project Management category - Award of Excellence
2009 - Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) | Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans
2007 - Steel Design Award of Excellence