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Recognition



Awards


Throughout our over 50 years of practice, GEC Architecture has been a recipient of national and local design awards achieving a continuing record of design achievements.


Year Project AwardOrganization
2020 Productivity and Innovation Centre Illumination Award of MeritIllumination Engineering Society (IES)
2019 Productivity and Innovation Centre Award of Excellence, Building Engineering – InstitutionalConsulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards
2019 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Citation (Rocky Ridge Boardwalk)Wood Design & Building Awards
2019 Vecova Centre For All Abilities Great City, Great DesignMayor’s Urban Design Awards
2019 Productivity and Innovation Centre Outstanding GIS Over $500KAWMAC Awards of Excellence
2019 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Prairie Wood Design Award – InstitutionalWood WORKS! Alberta
2019 Productivity and Innovation Centre Silver, Institutional / HealthcareMASI Design Awards
2018 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Award of ExcellencePrairie Design Awards
2018 Peter Lougheed Hall Bronze, Institutional/HealthcareMASI Design Awards
2018 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Canadian Wood Council AwardWood Design & Building Awards
2018 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Facility of MeritAthletic Business
2018 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park Global AwardShaw Contract's Design IS Awards
2018 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge North American Copper in Architecture AwardCopper Development Association Inc.
2018 Peter Lougheed Hall Outstanding GIS Project, Millwork over $250KAWMAC Awards of Excellence
2018 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park Prairie Wood Design Award – Recreational Wood DesignWood WORKS! Alberta
2018 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Winner, Special Projects CategoryMASI Design Awards
2017 Peter Lougheed Hall Award of Merit, Urban ArchitectureEdmonton Urban Design Awards
2017 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park Winner, Special Projects CategoryMASI Design Awards
2015 Bow Valley College Award of MeritIlluminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America
2014 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Award of ExcellenceRecreation Industry Awards of Excellence
2014 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre Award of Excellence for Constructing Recreation Spaces and PlacesRecreation Industry Awards of Excellence
2014 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre Stephen Barr Recreation Facility Design (Nominated)Recreation Industry Awards of Excellence
2013 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge City Edge Development AwardMayor's Urban Design Awards, Calgary
2013 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre Facility of MeritAthletic Business
2013 Bow Valley College Top Project’s Award (Commercial – under $50 million)Alberta Construction Magazine
2013 Advancing Canadian Water Assets Top Projects Awards (Institutional – under $50 million)Alberta Construction Magazine
2011 Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Award of ExcellenceAlberta Masonry Design Awards
2011 Blue Line West LRT Infrastructure category – Award of ExcellenceThe Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI)
2011 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre Prairie Wood Design Award – Recreational Wood DesignAlberta Wood WORKS!
2011 Blue Line West LRT Project Management category – Award of ExcellenceCanadian Consulting Engineer Magazine
2010 Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Honor Award – DesignExcellence in Environmental Engineering (E3)
2010 Lawrence Grassi Middle School Validation of New Building DesignsecoENERGY
2009 Blue Line West LRT Approved or Adopted Urban Design PlansMayor’s Urban Design Award
2009 Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Award of Excellence for Project ManagementConsulting Engineers of Alberta
2009 Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Award of Excellence for Sustainable DesignConsulting Engineers of Alberta
2009 Olympic Oval Chronicle of Significant Alberta ArchitectureAlberta Association of Architects
2009 Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Achievement Summit AwardAPEGA
2009 Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Top Project’s – Civil (Runner-Up)Alberta Construction Magazine
2008 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment Urban Design AwardMayor’s Urban Design Awards
2007 Blue Line West LRT Steel Design Award of ExcellenceSteel Design Award of Excellence
2007 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment Steel Design Awards of Excellence – Architectural AwardCanadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)
2007 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment Urban ArchitectureMayor’s Urban Design Awards
2006 Alistair Ross Technology Centre Office Building of the Year (100,000 – 249,999 Sq.ft.)BOMA Canada
2005 Banff High School Modernization Architectural Building Design Award Outstanding DesignCouncil of Education Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
2005 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment Downtown Vitality AwardsMayor's Urban Design Awards
2003 Alistair Ross Technology Centre Building of the Year (Suburban Office Building)BOMA Canada
2003 Medicine Hat City hall Chronicle of Significant Alberta ArchitectureAlberta Association of Architects
2000 Medicine Hat City hall Millennium Celebration of Canadian ArchitectureRoyal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
2000 Alberta Research Council Headquarters – Edmonton Millennium Celebration of Canadian ArchitectureRoyal Architectural Institute of Canada
1988 Olympic Oval Award of ExcellenceAmerican Concrete Institute
1987 Olympic Oval Award of ExcellencePre-Stressed Concrete Institute
1987 Alberta Research Council Headquarters – Edmonton High Honours, Laboratory of the YearResearch & Development Magazine
1986 Olympic Oval Facility of MeritAthletic Business Magazine
1986 Medicine Hat City hall Governor General’s Medal for ArchitectureRoyal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
1986 Alberta Research Council Headquarters – Edmonton Governor General’s Medal for ArchitectureRoyal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
1986 Olympic Oval Montgomery Memorial Award for Outstanding Innovation in Construction PracticeCanadian Construction Association

Publications



Date Project TitlePublication
2020.10 SMART World Headquarters FeatureAward Magazine
2019.12 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Celebrating Excellence in Wood Architecture2018-19 Wood Design Award Winners
2019.10 West Block FeatureAward Magazine
2019.06 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Case Study, Canadian Wood CouncilwoodWORKS!
2019.06 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureCopper Architecture Forum, Edition 46
2019.04 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Case StudyWood Design Magazine
2019.04 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Design DetailsAthletic Business
2019.04 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Design Fit for AllCorian Design Magazine
2019.03 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureTECU Newsletter, Germany
2018.12 Civic Employees Legacy Tower Redevelopment FeatureAward Magazine
2018.11 Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment Redesigned Stadium LRT station would see safety upgrades, ground level accessEdmonton Journal
2018.10 Westbook LRT Station FeatureAward Magazine
2018.10 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureAthletic Business Showcase
2018.10 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureNorth American Copper Architecture Awards
2018.06 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Wood Design AwardWood Designs
2018.01 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Ahead of the CurveCanadian Architect
2018.01 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge Connected and Activesb Magazine
2018.01 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureAvenue Magazine
2018.01 Ti’nu Affordable Rental Housing FeatureAward Magazine
2018.01 Civic Employees Legacy Tower Redevelopment FeatureAvenue Magazine
2017.10 YYC Airside Connections Corridor / YYC LINK FeatureAirport Focus
2017.10 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park Featuresb Magazine
2017.10 Peter Lougheed Hall FeatureAward Magazine
2017.10 Banff Elementary School FeatureRocky Mountain outlook
2017.10 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureCalgary Herald
2016.10 Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge FeatureDesign Quarterly
2016.10 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park FeatureCalgary Herald
2016.10 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park FeatureAward Magazine
2014.10 Remington YMCA in Quarry Park FeatureThe Constructor
2014.10 Scotiabank Saddledome FeatureThe Constructor
2013.10 GEC Calgary Studio GEC Architecture named to PSMJ’s Circle of ExcellenceThe Wall Street Journal
2013.10 Blue Line West LRT 2010 Year in ReviewTransportation Infrastructure
2013.10 Blue Line West LRT FeatureAward Magazine
2013.10 Blue Line West LRT FeatureDetail Vol.2
2013.10 Canmore artsPlace FeatureRocky Mountain outlook
2013.10 Lawrence Grassi Middle School FeatureAlberta Focus
2013.10 CANA Headquarters and Maintenance Facility FeatureAward Magazine
2013.10 CANA Headquarters and Maintenance Facility FeatureCalgary Herald
2013.10 Bow Valley College FeatureGlobe and Mail
2013.10 Bow Valley College FeatureAward Magazine
2013.10 Advancing Canadian Water Assets FeatureUToday
2012.10 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre Architectural ShowcaseAthletic Business
2012.10 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment FeatureCalgary Herald
2012.10 Bow Valley College FeatureAward Magazine
2012.10 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre FeaturewoodWORKS!
2011.10 Markin MacPhail Centre FeatureCalgary Herald
2011.10 Flames Community Arenas FeatureAward Magazine
2011.10 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre FeatureAward Magazine
2011.10 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre FeatureThe Constructor
2010.10 Markin MacPhail Centre FeatureAward Magazine
2010.10 Don Wheaton YMCA FeatureAthletic Business
2010.10 GEC Calgary Studio The Continuing Growth of GEC ArchitectureAward Magazine
2009.10 Blue Line West LRT FeatureCalgary Herald
2009.10 Markin MacPhail Centre FeatureCanada.com
2009.10 Markin MacPhail Centre FeatureCalgary Herald
2009.10 Blue Line West LRT FeatureThe Constructor
2009.10 Markin MacPhail Centre FeatureCalgary Herald
2009.10 SMART World Headquarters FeatureElemente Magazine
2009.10 Scotiabank Saddledome FeatureAlberta Construction Magazine
2009.10 Bow Valley College FeatureCalgary Herald
2009.10 Lawrence Grassi Middle School FeatureCanadian Wood Council Special Publication
2009.10 Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre FeatureRocky Mountain Outlook
2008.10 Don Wheaton YMCA Architectural ShowcaseAthletic Business
2008.10 Flames Community Arenas FeatureCalgary Herald
2008.10 3M Arena at Mariucci FeatureArena Digest
2008.10 Clinical Skills Building FeatureAward Magazine
2008.10 Lawrence Grassi Middle School FeatureThe Canmore Leader
2007.10 Armstrong Spallumcheen Arena Architectural ShowcaseAthletic Business
2007.10 Don Wheaton YMCA FeatureAward Magazine
2007.10 Banff High School Modernization FeatureS.P.O.S.A
2007.10 Banff High School Modernization FeatureAlberta Construction Magazine
2006.10 Bow Valley College FeatureCNews
2005.10 Banff High School Modernization FeatureThe Banff Craig and Canyon
2005.10 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment FeatureSwerve Magazine
2004.10 7th Avenue LRT Refurbishment FeaturePress Release
2003.10 Scotiabank Saddledome FeatureChronicle of Significant Alberta Architecture
2003.10 Olympic Oval FeatureChronicle of Significant Alberta Architecture
1994.10 3M Arena at Mariucci FeatureHockey-Art of the State