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Here is a first look at the new Cochrane Transit Hub and Innovation Centre located on Railway St. in downtown Cochrane! The facility will be a new front door for visitors and a pedestrian and transit hub for the community.
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It's #throwbackthursday In 2000, CANA completed the TELUS Convention Centre expansion which provided additional conference and convention space in downtown Calgary. Designed by @gecarchitecture, the project won the 2002 BOMA award for Calgary Building of the Year.
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Our first event of every year is the Leaders Summit. This event brings municipal leaders from across Alberta together to explore and discuss emerging issues! This event gathers senior staff responsible for recreation, parks, FCSS, community development and urban planning.
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We wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season, and joy in 2021. This year GEC’s entire team contributed donations to the Calgary Food Bank, the Edmonton Food Bank, and the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. #happy #holidays #canada #thankyou #grateful...

The Art Of Model Making: Shane Homes YMCA At Rocky Ridge

August 7, 2020

GEC, physical model making is a feature of our design process. It takes dexterity, precision, and patience to carefully calculate and construct the model’s geometry, elevations and structure in order to assemble the final product for viewing. Here, we showcase a few of the models for the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge  –  a new multi-purpose recreation centre in Calgary’s northwest. For this project, it was important to show the unique character and geometry of the large-scale glulam beams that help to define the building’s curvilinear roof design, which was inspired by the foothills nestled in the surrounding landscape.