Architecture

We design buildings for northerners by including end users in the design process. Our strong contextual approach, combined with past experience, allows us to create unique, appropriate and budget-conscious solutions for each set of challenges.

Services include:

  • Programming

  • Conceptual/Schematic Design

  • Design Development

  • Construction Documentation

  • Construction Administration

  • Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Areas of Expertise:

  • Institutional: Schools, Civic buildings, Community and Cultural halls

  • Commercial: Office Buildings

  • Multi-family Residential

Interior Design

Our interior-focused projects centre on creating experiences which are rooted in northern context. Using regionally appropriate, sustainable and healthy materials, we create spaces where people reflect, recoup, connect, engage, and create.

Services include:

  • Programming

  • Space Planning – existing and new spaces, tenant relocations

  • Furniture Planning

  • Conceptual/Schematic Design

  • Design Development

  • Construction Documentation

  • Construction Admin

Areas of Expertise:

  • Institutional: Schools, Civic buildings, Community and Cultural halls

  • Commercial: Tenant Improvements and Public Spaces

  • Multi-family residential

Planning

Servicing public and private clients, our work is characterized by comprehensive site analysis, and a commitment to respond to community needs and activities. Solutions for public spaces and urban planning stem from our process-driven approach to fully understand each unique location.

Services include:

  • Feasibility studies

  • Cost estimates and cost projections 

  • Land use analysis

  • Site planning

  • Community consultations

Areas of Expertise:​

  • Urban centre / re-use planning

  • New site development in a landscape or community context

  • Building re-programming, retrofit, renovation

Mechanical Engineering

Our mechanical engineering team places a focus on energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, and aims to push the boundaries of sustainable design in northern Canada. Working with the entire design team in a collaborative and communicative environment, we take into account the local environment and the changing social and economic conditions of arctic and sub-arctic communities.

Services include:

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC)

  • Plumbing Systems

  • Fire Protection Systems

  • Heating Oil Storage Tanks and Piping

  • Propane Storage Tanks and Piping

  • Building Assessments

Areas of Expertise:​

  • Institutional: Schools, Civic buildings, Community and Cultural halls

  • Health Centres & Hospitals

  • Commercial: Office Buildings

  • Multi-family Residential

  • Large Vehicle Storage Facilities

  • Biomass (Wood Pellet) Heat Systems

Electrical Engineering

We provide innovative design for cold climate buildings, placing a focus on sustainable and maintainable systems. Our engineering and architectural design teams collaborate on providing long-term reliable electrical systems that improve the end user experience and safety.

Services include:​

  • Power Generation

  • Distribution and Power Systems

  • Lighting, Emergency Lighting and Lighting Controls Systems

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Security Systems and Alarm Systems

  • Communications and Audiovisual

  • ​Building Assessments

Areas of Expertise:​

  • Institutional: Schools, Civic buildings, Community and Cultural halls

  • Health Centres & Hospitals

  • Commercial: Office Buildings

  • Multi-family Residential

  • Photovoltaics

  • Integrated and Sustainable Design

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