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GEC Architecture2 weeks 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: https://t.co/5HOwY8N0pi
gecarchitecture2 weeks ago
It is with great sadness we share news of the death of Barry Graham, an esteemed colleague, passionate designer, partner and founder (the “G” in GEC Architecture). He died peacefully on December 26, 2022. Recognized as a Fellow by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada...
GEC Architecture3 weeks 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 https://t.co/6YCrWXjxdu
gecarchitecture3 weeks ago
Congratulations to our own Peter Osborne, on being recognized in this year’s Edifier Awards by @edify_edmonton for all his contributions to city building and making Edmonton ‘a better place to call home’. 📸: Eric Beliveau / EDify #yeg #edify #edifier #awards #architecture #affordablehousing #yegre #edmonton...
GEC Architecture4 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. https://t.co/p29S3aipz0
gecarchitecture4 months ago
We are thrilled to announce that the redevelopment of Paul Kane Park project on behalf of the City of Edmonton has won a 2022 Prairie Design Award of Merit in the Landscape Architecture category. Paul Kane Park has been an urban oasis in the Oliver...
GEC Architecture4 months 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 https://t.co/1lrBJv0LC6

Happy International Women’s Day!

Many remarkable and inspirational women have trained and competed to be a part of Team Canada at this year’s Olympics, with 109 out of 215 athletes identifying as women. We celebrate their hard work and commitment, and are committed to creating unique spaces to train and achieve their Olympic dreams. Happy International Women’s Day to our female athletes!

This year’s Olympic Games have been the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date, with women accounting for a record 45 per cent of the overall athletes. This evolution comes to fruition through a new women-only event, the monobob sled competition, as well as an increase in mixed events where men and women compete together. As a result, the 2022 Winter Games boasted the highest total number of women’s events in Olympic Winter Games history. The Games achieved full gender balance for the first time in skeleton, individual luge, speed skating, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboard, after changes to the athlete quotas in those respective disciplines. A significant step for women’s opportunities at the Games.

Fun Facts

  • Of the 215 athletes the Canadian Olympic Committee sent to Beijing, 144 of them have either trained or competed at WinSport’s facilities at Canada Olympic Park or the University of Calgary’s Olympic Oval.
  • 23 of these athletes have attended the WinSport-based National Sport School (NSS).
  • The Canadian Sport Institute Calgary, located at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre, is affiliated with 119 Canadian Olympians at the 2022 Winter Games.
  • There were 144 Canadians at the Olympians 2022 Games with ties to WinSport. They represent alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, freestyle skiing, hockey, luge, skeleton, ski cross, ski jumping, snowboarding, speed skating, and short-tracked speed skating.
  • An amazing female athlete who represented Canada, is 16-year-old halfpipe snowboarder Brooke D’Hondt of Calgary. She made her Olympic debut this year, and is Canada’s youngest team member.
  • Team Canada brought home 326 medals (71 Gold, 108 Silver and 147 Bronze).
  • GEC is leading the design of the new Canmore Nordic Centre.

We are proud to be part of the design for some of Alberta’s premier high-performance sports facilities, including WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre, the University of Calgary’s Olympic Oval, and the Canmore Nordic Centre, that help foster the growth and development of Olympic, Paralympic, and international athletes, and have a lasting, positive impact on the community.

Photo Credits: Dave Holland, Speed Skating Canada and The Olympic Oval, Brooke D’Hondt and Luc Percival