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GEC Architecture3 weeks ago
Today we celebrate the incredible women who make up our team and the countless women around the world who inspire us with their strength, courage, and achievements. Let's continue to support and uplift women in business and beyond! #EmbraceEquity #WomensDay #SupportingWomen
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
We thought we recognized some GEC-designed facilities at Mount Royal University ( @mountroyal4u) in Episode 6 of @TheLastofUsHBO by @HBO! #yyc #design #thelastofus #fridayfunday
GEC Architecture4 weeks ago
We’re helping develop @MacEwanU’s School of Business by investing $125 million over four years to support construction of its new space. The proposed seven-story tower will create 35,000 square metres of learning space for 7,500 additional students:
GEC Architecture2 months ago
We’re excited to share a video from @ShannonHorricks Creative that highlights the work from us and our partner Chinook Scaffold Systems on the Canada Snowboard ramp construction at the FIS Big Air World Cup! @gecarchitecture @RJC_Engineers
GEC Architecture2 months ago
With great sadness, we share news of the death of Barry Graham, an esteemed colleague, passionate designer, partner & founder (the “G” in GEC Architecture). Our thoughts extend to Barry’s friends and family at this time. A detailed bio can be viewed here:
GEC Architecture3 months ago
Congratulations to our own, Peter Osborne on being recognized in this year’s #Edifier Awards by @EdifyEdmonton for all his contributions to city building and making #Edmonton ‘a better place to call home’. #yeg #edify #awards #architecture #yeglocal
GEC Architecture5 months 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.

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!