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GEC Architecture1 week ago
Check out the construction progress on @UAlberta Dentistry Pharmacy building redevelopment! These August photos give a sneak peek of the new seven-storey addition that complements the original 1922 building. The building is slated for completion this year. #campus #architecture https://t.co/Xx94bXOwpq
GEC Architecture2 weeks ago
Gold! A huge congratulations to Canada’s women’s hockey team who took home the gold medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championship held at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre. What a game! #WeBuiltThat https://t.co/zICNHaBv3z Visit https://t.co/CdG0lEbFq2 for more info on the venue!
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
Introducing Blatchford Malmö – a new residential community featuring a distinct Scandinavian design and located in Edmonton’s #Blatchford district, the largest carbon-neutral community in Canada. Visit https://t.co/CasvRUcjZ7 for more info! @Blatchfordyeg #Edmonton #YEG #Malmo https://t.co/wxJYpM6w70
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
GEC is proud to announce our partnership with @citysprucegrove in delivering the Spruce Grove Civic Centre – a new landmark facility integrating sport, culture, community and connection serving the City and the tri-municipal area. https://t.co/291XW91jpO
GEC Architecture1 month ago
. @CdnHeritage has announced over $308K from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Program for the City’s historic Iron Works Building Rehabilitation Project https://t.co/s4Oi9oStlO. Stay tuned for more news on this project and what’s happening in the #yegQuarters! #VibrantYegDT #yegDT https://t.co/CZTLpjR7W8
GEC Architecture1 month ago
Is the architectural procurement process in Canada a subject for broader discussion and reform? Procuring Change in the latest issue of Canadian Architect discussing this issue: https://t.co/k0FBCy5QfC @CdnArch @Toon_Dreessen #architecture #design
GEC Architecture1 month ago
We are excited to work with @ClarkBuilders and @gecarchitecture to open new green space on 102 Avenue & 107 Street in downtown Edmonton. Major construction begins next week—watch highlights from our kickoff ceremony in this video! #NorQuestCollege #yeg #edmonton #yegdt https://t.co/VhdFkusQ8u

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