Location: Calgary, AB

This project comprised a six-storey, mixed-use building that targets affordable housing. It consists of one level of underground parking with car wash and bike storage, offices and a café on the main floor, and five floors of residential apartments above for a total of 70 units.

The upper floors feature finished concrete flooring and each level has its own shared laundry. The café is designed in a unique triangular shape for a prominent appearance and features its own roof-top patio. Bright exterior colors were selected specifically for a dynamic appearance with cool colours on one side of the building and warm colors on the other. Located adjacent to the University of Calgary, the project’s target audience was students.

Contract Value

$15M CAD

Prime Consultant

NORR Architects Planners

Project Owner

Birchwood 2009 Inc.

Contract Format

Guaranteed Maximum Price

Completion Date

September 2012

Contract Duration

14 months