Wyatt Eckert, Principal at P3A, has been elected to the Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) College of Fellows! The College consists of members who have demonstrated outstanding professionalism, leadership, and distinguished service to the profession and the design and construction community. Wyatt has been a member of CSC since 2002. He was a Regina chapter executive member for over 10 years, Chair in 2010-2011, and Director in 2012 and 2013. He joined the National Executive Committee as 4th Vice-President in 2016, serving as President in 2020-2021. Among his achievements, Wyatt has been involved in bringing non-traditional professions to the CSC such as engineers, interior designers, and building owners. He is a champion of learning from diverse backgrounds and how the CSC can help break down barriers.
P3A is proud to announce that Sherry Hastings, Senior Architectural Technologist, has achieved her Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™. As the Rick Hansen Foundation explains, “Canadians struggle every day to access spaces because of physical barriers to accessibility – including people with temporary or permanent disabilities, our aging population, and parents with strollers….the Rick Hansen Foundation identified the need for a consistent, professionally administered rating system to address the currently fragmented landscape of building codes and standards. Launched in British Columbia in 2017, this rating system evaluates the accessibility of commercial, retail, multi-unit residential, and public buildings.”
Sherry says, “I became an RHFAC™ Professional to be a conduit for helping create buildings and spaces that are more accessible to people. Everyone benefits from an inclusive environment we can all use.”
P3A is pleased to announce the appointment of Jocelyn Tanner as an Associate. Jocelyn began her career at a small firm in Winnipeg after completing her Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba in 2008. She joined P3A in 2011 and completed her registration requirements in 2015.
Jocelyn has worked on a diverse range of projects and is proud to be working on the renewal of Wascana Pool and long term care homes in La Ronge and Grenfell. She is motivated by the impact a building can have on its community and how a project can improve quality of life. In addition to her responsibilities as an architect, Jocelyn plays a key role on the Human Resources team, providing guidance and support to P3A staff.
Our Joint Venture SPRA (Strategic Prairie Region Alliance) with aodbt architecture + interior design, has been working on the SaskPower Logistics Warehouse Complex - a multi-building project that included programming for 5 buildings as well as development of a campus master plan for 110 acres of property.
The new complex will amalgamate regional service operations, warehousing functions, and support spaces into one location at the Global Transportation Hub, resulting in operational efficiencies and better collaboration. Phase One of construction began in December 2021 and is forecasted for completion in early 2024. Phase Two of construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.
We are proud to work on this project and look forward to seeing it come together.