The P3A team spent a morning as volunteers prepping the community gardens for the North Central Community Association. As the Prime Consultant for the Mâmawêyatitân Centre, P3A has invested a great deal of time working in the North Central community and felt this was a great opportunity to give back. Maintaining and enjoying the community gardens is an important tradition in this neighbourhood, with the gardens being used for food, education, and community development.
The outing also provided an excellent opportunity for team building, giving everyone a chance to work together outside of the office environment.
P3A welcomes Courtney Heard as an Architectural Technologist. Courtney was born and raised in Swift Current and moved to Regina in 2007 to follow her dream of a career in architecture. She graduated from Saskatchewan Polytechnic Palliser Campus with a diploma in Architectural and Interior Technologies.
During her studies, Courtney completed three co-op work terms which provided her with experience in commercial, residential, private and public sectors of the industry. Courtney’s final internship allowed her to work in her hometown on the construction management team for Riverview Village Estates alongside P3A’s design team.
She is a great addition to the P3A team.
P3A is excited to be a part of the new renovation and addition to the Gravelbourg School. We are looking forward to working closely with Quorex throughout the construction process.
The project will consolidate the current high school and primary school under one roof. Throughout the design process P3A has worked closely with the community, school division, current staff and students to create a building that is highly functional and allows for a community gathering space. The heart of the school will provide a unifying focal point that marries the old 1963 structure with the new addition, offering a large inviting common space for students, staff and the community.
P3A is working with Campion College and PCL Construction on this multi-phase project which addresses deficiencies in the existing building. The first phase will include the addition of a front entrance, an exit stair and a new elevator. Phase two will include code and sprinkler updates.
The new entrance will provide a prominent identity for Campion College through the integration of a vibrant red canopy and signage. The new entrance will be a light glass box that will act as a counterpoint to the existing architecture, with the transparency of the glass highlighting the connection between the new and the old.
Orange Tree Village has officially broken ground.
P3A is proud to have worked on this unique and impactful project, and is excited to see construction begin. From the location and integration into the surrounding community to the program varying from elementary school children to seniors living this project has presented many rewarding challenges.
Perhaps the most challenging aspect has been the program, which included public and private spaces, spaces for the young and the old, staff, residents, families and students. It includes a pharmacy, health and salon services, dining, movement rooms, art rooms, library, private dining, a wide variety of residential suites and more.
A top design priority has been providing connections to light and nature, leading to the design of two courtyards. These courtyards allow natural light into central areas within the building, while also creating exterior space where residents and students can enjoy the outdoors.
Sensitive to the size and use of the facility, thoughtful material selection and composition will give the building a residential and comfortable feel. It is important that the architecture reflects the values of Orange Tree Village and emphasizes its integrated role in the surrounding neighbourhood.
P3A is proud to announce the opening of the new sanctuary space, entrance lobby, and back of house spaces for the Living Hope Alliance Church.
This newly renovated interior space provides a beautiful gathering space for the congregation of Living Hope Alliance, which is both highly functional and reflects the spiritual nature of the program. The new lobby space provides many areas for gathering and interaction, creating a flexible multi-purpose space.
Congratulations to P3A’s Brad Pickard on his Dalhousie University Alumni Award. The Building a Better World Award was presented to Brad to honour his contributions to the field of architecture through an engaging approach to practice and community building.
For Brad, the key to his success as an architect has been a pursuit of engaging community through past and present initiatives and projects. With this unique approach, he is advancing a way of building that empowers people and builds community.