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P3A, in partnership with Populous, designed dynamic football and business operations spaces for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club (SRFC) in new Mosaic Stadium. The project vision was to create state-of-the-art facilities for players, coaches, operations staff and business support staff, and to provide Rider fans with an exceptional retail experience. The space includes multi-purpose meeting rooms, training rooms, team locker room, auditorium, offices, boardroom, jersey shop, and the flagship Rider store.
The inspiring spaces pay homage to the team’s history, reflect the passion of Saskatchewan fans, showcase the Riders’ vibrant brand, and provide the Rider organization with a competitive edge for recruitment and retention of the best players, staff and coaches. It is the premier team space in the CFL.
The dramatic, multi-purpose lecture and presentation space was created for a corporate client. Seating between 150 to 200 people, the design takes inspiration from the client’s brand and the Canadian landscape including the sense of horizon, planted fields and dramatic skies. The theatre improves access to training sessions, meetings and presentations, complete with excellent acoustics and technology that supports those functions. The theatre integrates a sophisticated distance learning system, and extensive lighting controls that can mimic natural lighting conditions at different times of the day. The signature space showcases the client as enduring, professional, accessible, and innovative.
The Jack J. Sharp Medical Building establishes a “gateway” to the Regina General Hospital, while providing the opportunity for small retail developments. The building is three stories with retail and office space on the ground floor, and medical office space on the second and third floors. The retail space is oriented along 14th Avenue to encourage pedestrian activity.
This project builds on the effort to invigorate the area and contribute to its continued transformation.
The design of Miller Thomson’s office involved renovating the existing space as well as adding a new floor. The project aimed to amalgamate the disbursed staff, create a local identity for the firm that reflected the national brand, provide flexible meeting spaces, and develop a modern interior to reflect both the history of the firm and its evolution.
The project included the complex insertion of a new stair link which was also used as a signature sculptural element. Other features included glass-fronted meeting rooms that deliver natural light, a moveable glass wall and custom wood sheathed pocket doors. These elements transform the staff lounge, library, principal boardroom and reception into a dramatic and flexible gathering space.
The redesign of MLT Aikins' Saskatoon office involved renovations over four floors. Along with the addition of space and a need to create more meeting space, MLT wanted to rebrand so the space reflected their status as one of the top law firms in Western Canada. A rich, neutral palette of materials was used to create a warm, bright, inviting space and exclusive pieces of art were added to create bold visuals.
Grasslands is a diverse retail experience in Harbour Landing with three distinct areas: the Village is the heart of the Grasslands designed to create the feel of a town centre; the Specialty Districts balance the contemporary design of the Grasslands theme with the unique branding of the individual tenants; and the Convenience District is primarily for higher traffic tenants with heavily branded exteriors to be visible from long distances.
Throughout the three areas, design guidelines ensured key features, including pedestrian entrances with canopies, complementary colours, materials and signage, and landscaping that incorporated seating, pedestrian linkages and indigenous plants.
The Graham Construction Head Office is a great example of how a design can support and enhance the business of a client. The goal of the concept was to demonstrate the “master builder” status of the client through the expression of traditional building materials. The well-tailored and understated exterior draws on the Graham corporate colours and the dolomite wall was constructed from stone from Graham’s own Saskatchewan quarry.
The interior is a flexible arrangement of offices and workstations organized as a “race-track” around the central atrium to encourage collaboration and instill a cooperative team environment.
The building distinguishes itself as a showpiece that reflects the client’s business.
The project at Innovation Place entailed a series of renovations within the Atrium Building to create a cohesive and upgraded aesthetic for public spaces. Inspired by the existing coy pond, the design scheme became subtly infused with Japanese elements.
The existing lounge was redesigned into a warm, appealing space through the use of bamboo, dark brown leathers, green table tops, a backlit shoji wall and paper lanterns. Different types of seating was introduced to allow for quiet breaks, small meetings and functions.
The shoji-style sliding doors act as a continuation of the atrium when open, while also providing an appropriate acoustic barrier between the two spaces when closed.
Transforming the second floor of a 1926 warehouse from a billiards hall to an office and design space offered P3A more space and an opportunity to express the firm’s philosophy and culture.
Perimeter walls were left exposed to emphasize the texture of the original brick and hardwood floors, with white walls and blocks of colour integrated throughout. The office includes flexible meeting and social areas with transparent north and south walls that connect to the open studio space. The transparency allows daylight to penetrate into the office and provides dynamic views.
Without compromising the building’s historical exterior, the windows along the north and west walls were extended to increase natural light and afford views of the prairie sky.
For the design of All Smiles Dental, the goal was to create a comfortable, inviting ambience that lessens the stress of going to the dentist.
A neutral and calming colour and material palette was chosen to help clients relax and make them feel welcome. Walnut was used to warm the neutral colour scheme and teal blue was strategically placed throughout to create interest and add dimension. Patterned glass was introduced to ensure privacy, while allowing natural light to filter through the space.
To accommodate a growing staff, an addition was added to Affinity Credit Union in Estevan that consisted of two floors and a fully developed basement. The addition was blended with the original architecture while at the same time implementing a modern aesthetic. The oak that was found throughout the existing building was carried into the new space to link the old and new together. Modern touches like glass, aluminum, and white quartz were used to give the addition a modern look.
2012 Saskatchewan Masonry Design Award of Excellence
Situated in the heart of downtown Regina, the Alvin Hamilton Building is a retrofit of the previous Galleria shopping centre and is a one-stop shop for government services.
The building was examined extensively to determine the most appropriate and cost effective method of upgrading interior and exterior finishes, vertical transportation, washrooms, elevator cores, and public spaces.
The design draws on the Saskatchewan landscape for inspiration and the interior provides a dramatic reinterpretation of the existing atrium space.
Located in the heart of downtown Yorkton, a thriving small prairie city with a rich history, the liquor store is on the exact location where the Bronfman family began their liquor empire during the Prohibition era.
The building reflects its historic context while simultaneously creating a contemporary expression. The large corner window connects the building occupants to the life of the city, the horizontality allows natural light to flood the interior, planters are built into the base of the structure, and the interior graphics utilize archival images of the site and city.
2003 Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design; Award of Excellence in Architecture
Internationally recognized for its design, the Terrace is a multi-tenant, state-of-the-art information technology building. It is one of the most energy efficient buildings in Canada and was completed years before sustainable design became adopted in the industry. The project set a precedent for sustainability and has influenced the design of a number of buildings.
The rotunda is capped with a 10 metre round skylight which acts as a solar ‘chimney’. The space is very popular for events which demonstrates the flexibility and resiliency of the design.
2003 NRCan Energy Efficiency Award