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GEC Architecture2 months ago
Join GEC’s Peter Osborne and Adrian Benoit on a tour of @wblockglenora as part of @MADEinEdm’s #InSitu event series. Register today! https://t.co/IjFuCv3OYQ https://t.co/vLMvsskvQK
GEC Architecture2 months ago
Weekday vibes at Edmonton Civic Precinct & Fountain! @JRStudio_news @gecarchitecture @CityofEdmonton https://t.co/olKbOxugEl
GEC Architecture2 months ago
We're very excited to see the progress taking place on The Station at Cochrane Crossing. This 7,700-ft² municipal building will include a transit hub, public washrooms, and access to town services. @TownofCochrane @gecarchitecture #CANA80years #buildwithCANA #TownofCochrane https://t.co/cBipdQtxqd
GEC Architecture3 months ago
We are excited to unveil our design for the new #student residence building at @OkanaganCollege's #Kelowna Campus! Check out the Global News feature here: https://t.co/e3fbEsDMyw #studenthousing #studentlife #college #Okanagan #FirstNations #Indigenous #architecture https://t.co/LpcmF11l4n
GEC Architecture3 months ago
Take a look at King Edward Park, the first of five new #Yeg #supportivehousing projects set to welcome residents! GEC joins our partners, the @CityofEdmonton and @HomewardTrust, in supporting the community by providing a safe space for people to call home. #affordablehousing https://t.co/C5kEBnFBGF
GEC Architecture3 months ago
It’s #PrideMonth! As allies, here are some questions we’re asking. We know there is still work to do and we will continue to strive to be allies who help not harm. We want to be part of the solution. #happypride #loveislove #equality #inclusivity #translivesmatter https://t.co/TrVhXUJuQM
GEC Architecture4 months ago
#Calgary is currently experiencing its heaviest #rainfall in recent years! The recently renovated Glenmore Dam at the Glenmore Reservoir is keeping Calgarians safe. More here: https://t.co/k6fPqmrTy4 #YYC #Alberta #dam #flood #mitigation #architecture #construction #innovation https://t.co/o5FIxG4Ibl

2020 Award for Accessibility – Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

We’re pleased to announce that the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge is the recipient of the Award for Accessibility for the 2020 Calgary Awards! This landmark facility in the city’s northwest has set new standards for universal access in Calgary recreation facilities, serving its community through the application of universal design concepts in the provision of wellness, physical activity spaces, child care, sport and arts services.

The facility’s design includes adaptable and open-ended spaces around a connective hub of informal gathering areas for easy and independent access. Outside, accessible public walkways and trails ensure an optimal experience for all users. The building exceeds the 2014 Alberta Building Code in many areas. Entry to the building from the parking area is entirely accessible with subtle sloping ramps, the reception counter includes an Assistive Listening Device, and signage and wayfinding are provided in Braille and English. Universal dressing rooms offer a variety of private change areas, including lifts and adult change tables, to meet the needs of culturally, demographically and ability-diverse individuals, caregivers and families. Pool access is via the zero-entry wave pool or accessible pool lift, and the strength and conditioning area has accessible equipment. The Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge fosters an inclusive community open to people of all ages and abilities and provides all Calgarians with the opportunity to achieve a life of physical, mental and social well-being in one place.

The Award for Accessibility recognizes buildings or facilities in Calgary that exceed the minimum requirements of Section 3.8, “Accessibility” of the National Building Code, Alberta edition, for accessibility by persons with disabilities.

The Calgary Awards:

https://www.calgary.ca/ca/city-clerks/citizen-recognition-protocol/calgary-awards/calgary-awards.html

2020 Calgary Awards recipients

https://www.calgary.ca/ca/city-clerks/citizen-recognition-protocol/calgary-awards/2020-awards-recipients-bios.html