In addition to the great photos by Robert Lemermeyer recently featured in Swerve, the City of Calgary has been keeping an outstanding photo record of West LRT progress. Access it here: http://www.westlrt.ca/contentdesign/mediaarchive.cfm
Check out the October 12, 2012 issue of Swerve Magazine. Robert Lemermeyer's beautiful photos give a great sneak peak at the West LRT's new stations, coupled with great text by Bruce Weir featuring quotes from Bob Stirling and Martin Jones of GEC. For the record, Martin put $5.00 in the swear jar on his desk after reading the first quote.
On July 4, 2012, GEC joined the Town of Drumheller to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Badlands Community Facility, a new multi-purpose home for artists studios and gallery; field house, fitness centre and running track; community library; and 450 seat sub-dividable banquet and meeting space with outdoor balconies overlooking the Red Deer River. With 1000 members already signed up for the fitness club, the facility is promising to fill a great need in the community.
The newly renovated 5,500 seat ENMAX Center in Lethbridge Alberta recently hosted the Ford World Women's Curling Championships where Team Canada won the bronze medal. GEC Architecture was the prime consultant for this refurbishment that added new corporate suites and private boxes, a new 250 seat restaurant and a complete new dressing room complex for the Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey team.
The Hockey Canada player’s lounge and media interview area, affectionately referred to as ‘the Shrine’, was used for the first time during the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship selection camp. Team Canada players enjoyed some R ‘n R in the lounge prior to heading off to Edmonton for their round robin games in Group B. It is rumoured that it only took the players 10 minutes to hook up an X-box and ipod to the multi-media system, taking full advantage of the 150 inch HD projection screen and built in 7.1 surround sound.
Hockey Canada’s Men’s team room sits empty while Team Canada is in Edmonton for Group B round robin play. It was hard for the players to leave the space after training camp and selection. Hard to imagine why! The room is oval shaped and equipped with an advanced multi-media system to provide an unparalleled coaching environment. Team Russia as the top seeded team is utilizing Hockey Canada’s Women’s team room facilities, an exact duplicate of the Men’s team room, throughout the tournament.
With the World Junior Hockey Championships coming to Calgary and Edmonton in December, and the recent completion of Hockey Canada's new home at Winsport Canada's Athletics and Ice Complex, there is plenty of positive buzz about the new facility. At GEC, we're particularly proud of two recent tweets from Szymon Szemberg, the Communications Director of the International Ice Hockey Federation: "Visited Hockey Canada's new compound with four rinks and offices in Calgary.