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We’re proud to announce Gillian Carr, Adrian Benoit, and Richard Blouin as Partners at our firm! With their talent and expertise, they will strengthen GEC’s design services with their #innovation and #talent. Click below to learn more. #architecture https://t.co/09ZOwxoqy0
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We are looking for a Graphic Designer, who will be responsible for working with our marketing and leadership teams to create compelling proposals and other content. Check out https://t.co/vF6LIGNlbn for more information! #architecture #design #careers #Canada https://t.co/AMUeV86NO5
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#Masstimber roof panels (GLT) are installed at the Lakeland College project in Vermillion, AB. More glulaminated beam work to follow. @WesternArchrib @ChandosLTD @gecarchitecture @RJC_Engineers https://t.co/tCpY969Bej
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Season 2 of MADEcast is almost here! This season we discuss The Digital Takeover, Are we Doomed or Gloomed? Stay tuned for Episode 01 on November 30. A huge thank you to our sponsors @hcma.ca @rpkarchitects @gecarchitecture for making this project possible. https://t.co/zpb7CDDbhB
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Professional #masstimber installers from Beam Craft are assembling the new wing at Lakeland College, Vermilion, AB. @WesternArchrib @gecarchitecture @RJC_Engineers @ChandosLTD https://t.co/hYhFITvd8o
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
"Structurlam proposed & executed an alternative design for [our] #Glulam roof that resulted in significant cost savings & simplified the shipping & storage requirements." - David Edmunds, Partner; @gecarchitecture Featured: @ymcacalgary in Calgary, AB. https://t.co/9LOm8zpgZm https://t.co/EQLajhCD7P

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