P3A’s original founder, Joseph Pettick became one of Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s best known architects. In 1955, he established his architectural practice and his first major commission was the SaskPower Head Office in Regina, which remains a timeless landmark. In addition to the SaskPower building Mr. Pettick shaped the skylines of Saskatchewan and Regina with other significant buildings such as Regina City Hall, Regina YWCA, SGI Head Office Building, Bank of Montreal, Wynyard Civic Centre, and Moose Jaw Civic Centre.
In the late 1990s Mr. Pettick merged with architect Colin
Phillips, forming Pettick Phillips Partners Architects Ltd. This collaboration yielded award winning designs, such as the Terrace Building in Regina and the Treaty 4 Governance Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle. In the late 1990s, two of P3A’s current Principals James Youck and Pat Kelly joined the firm which was rebranded as “P3Architecture Partnership” a few years later.
Mr. Pettick passed away in 2010. In honour of his legacy, P3A established the P3A Dr. Joseph Pettick Scholarship for students enrolled in the University of Regina’s Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance.