Guests from P3A's Annual Come and Go turned our lobby into Santa's workshop, bringing over 100 toys for the YWCA. Supporting women, children and families for over 100 years, the YWCA is P3A's charity of choice this Christmas season. P3A has a long history with the YWCA, beginning with the downtown building in 1964 and continuing with other renovations over the years.
Guests mingled and enjoyed the food and festive atmosphere. Upon leaving, each person was given a pair of P3A socks for helping to bring children “one step” closer to a joyful holiday season.
Many thanks to everyone for attending and supporting the YWCA.
P3A has been engaged by Dream Commercial to design flex commercial space that will provide opportunities for retail and commercial space at the front of the buildings with warehouse capacity at the back.
Located in Harbour Landing the architectural features will include a contemporary design that encompasses both visual and functional appeal, quality construction materials, generous glazing with attention to sustainability, and flexible floor design to accommodate a wide variety of unit sizes. Total size is 86,000 square feet over six buildings.
The project is currently in the design phase and is available for leasing through Dream.
The newly constructed Riverview Village Estates Phase III in Swift Current had its official grand opening. P3A was proud to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony which included about 250 guests. The multi-residential project provides retirement residents with a range of independent and assisted living options, as well as a number of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces.
In addition to presentations by the building managers, board members, mayor and MLAs, a couple of residents spoke about how the facility provides a home-like experience and a sense of family. The building overlooks the city and surrounding farmland; the location is special for residents, as many of them grew up in the area. The event paid tribute to the Métis and a member of the Métis community talked about the land and its significance.
P3A congratulates everyone who helped bring the client’s vision to life.
P3A attended the grand opening of the new École Gravelbourg School. The existing high school underwent renovations and an addition to accommodate the elementary school. The project vision was developed with students, staff and community members using a collaborative design process modelled after LEAN best practices.
The dramatic update contains spaces that facilitate communication, engagement and instruction. It includes more than 11,000 sq ft of additional space, 5 new classrooms, practical and applied arts space, a new library and media centre, multipurpose and common areas, and new administration offices. The Play & Learn Daycare is also connected to the school, bringing early learning, elementary and secondary education under one roof. The school is an example of how 21st Century learning spaces can be created in a dual track school.
The restoration of College Avenue Campus is well underway. P3A, along with heritage expert Donald Luxton & Associates, was selected by the University of Regina to lead the College Avenue Campus Renewal Project. The restoration will preserve the historical significance of the campus while upgrading the buildings to reflect current standards and codes.
Progress continues on Orange Tree Village in Harbour Landing. This innovative project brings seniors, children, and families together into one community. Spaces include residences for seniors, a daycare, a restaurant, and healthcare services. The project is due to be completed by the end of 2016.
The Saskatchewan Association of Architects (SAA) President, Raymond Gosselin, presents P3A’s Kate Jackson with the SAA intern bursary award. The bursary is awarded annually to up to three registered intern architects in Saskatchewan. The award, funded by SAA members, fosters a new generation of architects and is contingent upon completing three years of internship and employment in Saskatchewan. Congratulations Kate!