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GEC Architecture2 months ago
Did you know that 109 out of 215 athletes on #TeamCanada who competed at the #Beijing2022 #Olympics are those who identify as women & the #2022WinterGames boasts the highest total # of women’s events in #OlympicWinterGames history? Happy #InternationalWomensDay!
GEC Architecture3 months ago
Freddy needs a home :) I was at @CalgaryHumane this w/e. @gecarchitecture , a client of my firm @simplexlegal is doing a project there. I was doing volunteer work and met Freddy, a chow chow/labrador cross. He's very charming and ready for adoption.
GEC Architecture3 months ago
Helping reach #sustainability goals! @SABMagazine touches on @OkanaganCollege Health Sciences Centre's focus on design & construction standards to reduce a structure's #carbonfootprint; #SturcturalEngineering #BECx #SustainableBuilding #BuildingGreen
GEC Architecture4 months ago
The latest modular housing project is now underway in Terrace Heights! This facility will provide permanent, affordable and safe homes to 46 Edmontonians who have experienced homelessness, along with the supports they need to thrive. #yegHousing
GEC Architecture4 months ago
So good to see public investment in affordable housing moving at this speed! Huge testament to the @HomewardTrust team and everyone at the City and @gecarchitecture who made these projects happen. We've got the solutions. #Yegcc
GEC Architecture4 months ago
We are looking for a Marketing + Proposal Specialist who will be responsible for working with our marketing and leadership teams to deliver compelling proposals and other content. Check out our Careers page at for more information! #architecture #careers
GEC Architecture5 months ago
The revitalized Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre in #Edmonton is featured in the latest edition of @iaks sb Magazine! #architecture #design #YEG #aquatic #swimming #pool #colour #warm #leisure #competition #sport #community #IAKS #sbmagazine @CityofEdmonton

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:

2020 Calgary Awards recipients