The City of Swift Current has been planning a new 27,000 square foot Fire Hall to house the Swift Current Fire Department (SCFD). The new station will accommodate modern firefighting apparatus, support both male and female firefighters in their day-to-day operations, house the SCFD’s administration offices and provide parking for staff, support and visitors on site.
In addition, the building will contain museum space that will showcase the century of service that the Fire Department has achieved. The new Fire Hall will provide the SCFD with improved facilities for training and will enable them to better serve the growing community of Swift Current.
The state-of-the-art Waste Management Centre for the City of Regina is a welcoming, adaptable and highly functional facility and site, while supporting and promoting the culture of the organization in a collaborative, sustainable and responsible environment.
Located near the existing landfill, the facility consolidates operational space for several departments; this provides opportunities for efficient collaboration while accommodating capacity for future growth. A vital component of the facility is educational spaces to raise awareness of the importance of waste management and reducing the impact on the environment. The project includes a long-range master plan to accommodate a future Public Works facility which will further consolidate City services.
The addition to Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish includes a sanctuary, offices, and flexible spaces that reflect the current and future needs of the growing parish. The building is carefully adapted to the existing site at the edge of the community between built and natural environments, providing the parish with an inspiring context of the surrounding prairie landscape.
The light-filled sanctuary features columns of light, large vertical windows that link parishioners to the existing prairie setting. The addition utilized pre-engineered structural systems to minimize cost and is enveloped by a skin of ribbed metal panels and glass that reflect the prairie sky and glow with warmth at night. Although a modest structure, the sanctuary’s bold form, surface and symbols make it recognizable both day and night as a symbol of faith and pride.
The objective of the Living Hope Alliance Church project was to create a 950-seat worship space that enhanced the spiritual experience, created a welcoming environment, produced better accessibility and flow through the building, and provided flexibility for community use.
Colour was used symbolically: white representing purity and light; purple representing His majesty; turquoise representing healing; yellow representing joy; and the dominant colour of blue signifying hope, grace and freedom. A glass art installation was produced by a local artist, taking inspiration from the northern lights. A cross sits in front of the glass as a reminder to those leaving the church of their spiritual role within the community.
Situated beside a hospital and an older residential neighbourhood, this state-of-the-art fire station is the city’s busiest and most environmentally friendly. The building is very well insulated and has highly efficient mechanical and electrical systems. Well placed windows admit plenty of natural light, solar energy in the winter, and provide views of the neighbourhood.
The living quarters are home-like and feature exercise areas, and private bedrooms, showers and washrooms which are all centered around a dramatic kitchen with a vaulted ceiling.
2014 Honourable Mention, Building Saskatchewan Green Awards
The Regina Provincial Correctional Centre is a state-of-the-art corrections centre, which also includes administrative and health care facilities. Future phases will see new or renovated food services, institutional services, industries, and program areas.
2010 Saskatchewan Masonry Design Award
Oskana Centre is a community correctional centre designed to help federal inmates transition back into society. The facility is situated on a main thoroughfare in a light industrial area on the edge of downtown Regina. The building materials were chosen to fit into this context without creating an overtly institutional or industrial appearance. The breaking up of the building mass into smaller, residential scale blocks further aids in creating a home-like environment.
A warm, rich interior colour palette and liberal use of wood are intended to help de-institutionalize the experience of living and working in the building.
2008 Saskatchewan Masonry Design Award
Weyburn City Hall is the result of a renovation and addition to the Federal Building. The existing building frontage was redesigned to incorporate a public podium and accessible entrance and to provide a continuous extension to Memorial Park immediately adjacent.
The city required that all major department offices be located on the main floor which required consideration of existing structure and perimeter natural lighting. The second floor is comprised of the Council Chambers, conference facilities and meeting rooms.
2003 Premier’s Awards of Excellence in Design; Award of Merit in Architecture
Situated on Treaty land in the Qu’Appelle Valley, this complex includes office space for the Treaty Four First Nations, archives, cultural displays, Parkland College, and leasable space.
Thirteen evenly spaced poles frame the circular tipi which houses the Legislative Council Chamber. Each tipi pole represents spiritual and ethical values taught by the Council of Saskatchewan Indian Elders.