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GEC Architecture1 month ago
We are thrilled to announce the redevelopment of Paul Kane Park project on behalf of the @CityofEdmonton has won a 2022 Prairie Design Award of Merit in the #Landscape #Architecture category. Our thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in this award-winning project.
GEC Architecture1 month ago
In 1987, GEC Architecture worked with the @UCalgary to open The Olympic Oval, the speed skating venue that held the XV Winter Olympic Games. Today, we reflect on this project as part of our legacy and celebrate the 35th Anniversary of @theolympicoval! #calgary #architecture
GEC Architecture2 months ago
Team GEC is participating in Edmonton Design Week. Don’t miss the last few days! Explore Edmonton’s diverse design world through exhibitions, events, studio tours, art walks and talks by industry leaders until October 15. #yeg #design #edmontondesignweek #yegevents #architecture
GEC Architecture4 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!
GEC Architecture4 months ago
Weekday vibes at Edmonton Civic Precinct & Fountain! @JRStudio_news @gecarchitecture @CityofEdmonton
GEC Architecture4 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
GEC Architecture5 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: #studenthousing #studentlife #college #Okanagan #FirstNations #Indigenous #architecture

Banff Elementary School: Now LEED Gold Certified!

The Banff Elementary School has just received its LEED Gold certification! Completed in 2019, this new building provides a sustainable K-8 school and a community facility for the residents of Banff. Designed to be Net-Zero Ready in addition to its LEED Gold certification, the Banff Elementary School contains one of the largest solar panel arrays in the Bow Valley.

This project involved extensive community input and review by the Town of Banff, Parks Canada, Alberta Infrastructure, and Alberta Learning. The second phase of the project involved the demolition of the old school in accordance with Parks Canada and LEED requirements for landfill, recycling, and segregation of building materials. Exterior finishes on the Banff Elementary School are largely wood including cedar battens and bevelled siding. While the materials are traditional, the construction assembly is a thoroughly modern PERSIST rain screen wall that meets all contemporary Alberta Infrastructure, LEED, and National Energy Code requirements.

Congratulations to Canadian Rockies Public Schools and the design, engineering and construction teams!