Projects

Our project experience at CSG is diverse in sector, industry, location, and scope. Learn more about our practice through the select list of projects we have chosen to profile here.

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Project NameCityProvinceDescriptionOwnerArchitectPrime ConsultantDurationServices ProvidedProject Sector(s)
Project NameCityProvinceDescriptionOwnerArchitectPrime ConsultantDurationServices ProvidedProject Sector(s)
Edmonton Remand CentreEdmontonAB

This facility will be the largest of its kind in Canada, and will include 5 general population pods, 1 segregation pod, and 1 medical/mental health pod. The facility has a population capacity of 1,947 inmates, with the possibility of adding another 3 pods and another 864 inmates.

The initial construction, including areas for admission and discharge, administration, food service, and laundry components, was designed for a population of 2,807. Technically advanced with 48 video court booths and sophisticated security hardware systems, the ENRC will fulfill all of its security and processing requirements while fostering rehabilitation with its multi-purpose program spaces.

ONPA2006 - PresentCost Benefit Analysis, Cost Control, Feasibility, Functional CostingGovernment
Provincial Archives of AlbertaEdmontonAB

Working closely with Brinsmead Kennedy Architecture, and the Province of Alberta, this facility that has become the permanent home of the Provincial Archives. A major retrofit and addition involving not only major climate controlled storage facilities with over eight kilometers of shelving and systems, but sophisticated preservation and treatment laboratory facilities made for an interesting and challenging engagement.

Province of AlbertaBrinsmead Ziola Architecture (now Brinsmead Kennedy Architecture)1999 - 2000Cost Benefit Analysis, Cost ControlGovernment (Archives / Libraries)
The Meadows Community Recreation CentreEdmontonAB

This 221,686 square-foot facility will provide indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, creating an active facility that is open and welcoming year round. Designed and built as an environmentally friendly facility, incorporating natural materials in the construction, this project is targeted for LEED Silver certification, and includes sustainable features such as green roofs, efficient mechanical systems, efficient pool filtration systems, daylight harvesting, and reduced water consumption. 

The City of EdmontonGroup2 Architecture Engineering Ltd. w/ Shore Tilbe Perkins + Will2011-2012Cost ControlHospitality, Recreation
Illuminada I and IIEdmontonAB

This sophisticated, mid-rise residence affords residents the convenience of ground floor amenities, luxurious features, attention to light and detail. Superbly finished in stucco and glass to complement the neighbourhood, Illuminada offers outstanding vantages and the feeling of condominium living at its best.  

WAMKasian Architecture | Interior Design | Planning2006 - 2013Mortgage MonitoringMulti-Unit, Residential
Mazankowski Heart InstituteEdmontonAB

Comprised of two main components, being 1) a low-rise, comprised of five stories and five interstitial levels, incorporating all mechanical and electrical services; and 2) a high-rise representing eight stories and eight interstitial floors, this project includes more 600,000 square feet of useable space. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is home to more than 150 beds, five adult operating rooms, one dedicated pediatric operating room, two adult cardiac catheterization labs, one pediatric cardiac catheterization lab, as well as three electrophysiology labs designed for pediatric and adult clients. The architectural design is defined by its interpretation of cellular structure—utilizing composite panels to produce curves, seamless surfaces and protective canopies to enclose the space and provide an acoustically and physically appropriate environment for learning and discourse.

The Mazankowski Heart Institute facility was awarded LEED Silver certification by the Canada Green Building Council in 2011, making it the first LEED-certified heath-care facility in the province, and only one of five buildings that are LEED Silver certified in Edmonton. This certification means the structure was built and runs with little impact on the environment and at peak efficiency. The buildings energy efficiencies are due in part to the use of triple-paned windows, air filtration systems, carpool parking stalls and stairs. 

Stantec Architecture Inc. | Stantec Consulting Inc.2004Cost ControlHealth Care
South Campus Transit CentreEdmontonAB

he South Campus LRT Station and Transit Centre is a continuation of the open-air surface platform concept used by the City of Edmonton. The facility includes a 4-car platform (with the potential for expansion to 5 cars), a heated transit centre with stalls for 14 buses, a bus transfer station, a traction substation, an electrical/communications centre, and amenity space for transit employees.

The roof on the LRT platform and transit centre uses a Teflon-coated fibreglass membrane to provide diffused natural light during the day and reflected indirect light in the evenings. This provides ambient lighting for the users and illuminates the station to pedestrians and vehicle traffic in the surrounding area. The design of this LRT station was inspired by elements of the prairie landscape:

  • morning and evening clouds capture light and diffuse colours
  • birch and poplar trees found on the prairies
  • shapes carved into the sand by the wind
  • snow as it drifts across the prairie landscape
City of EdmontonONPA2004 - 2009Cost ControlGovernment, Transportation
Currents WindermereEdmontonAB

Located directly off Edmonton’s major ring road, Anthony Henday Drive, Currents Windermere is one of Edmonton’s premiere retail destinations, designed to meet the needs of more than 525,000 consumers within a 20-minute drive, while offering ideal access. ~Cabela's, Walmart, Home Depot, Cineplex, Safeway, Liquor Depot, Tim Hortons, Shell Canada, HSBC, ATB, CIBC, RBC Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Canadian Tire, London Drugs, Second Cup, Opa, Quizno's, Marble Slab, Edo Japan

Harvard DevelopmentsCameron Developments2010 - PresentCost ControlCommercial / Retail
Ardrossan Recreation CentreArdrossanAB

Image courtesy of Barr-Ryder Architects

Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the Ardrossan Recreation Centre identified the need to eventually replace the existing 42-year old arena and its associated support facilities.

The proposed addition to the existing facilities are designed to include an NHL size ice rink, 6 players change rooms, referee change rooms, offices and support areas. Also included as part of the addition to the complex, is the introduction of an expansive fitness component. The proposed fitness facility would be designed to accommodate a full range of structured and spontaneous drop-in activities, stationary equipment and weights. A 180m 3 lane, suspended running track is also incorporated into the facility. Additional areas that accommodate a kid’s play area, meeting rooms, multipurpose program areas and leasable areas are also part of this new facility.

To ensure expanded and year round utilization of the building, provision has been made for flexibility of use to include summer programs and outdoor activities. A primary focus of the redevelopment of this facility was the unification of all of the three facilities on the site. The new addition appropriately connects the two existing buildings and creates a new identity and focus for the Ardrossan Recreation Centre. A new front was created for the building where the movement of patrons can be monitored and controlled. The new entry/lobby area is now the “heart” of the building, from which all functions are visible and accessible. Fitness, hockey, a servery and other public areas are all easily accessed from the “heart”. One exciting feature of the building is an ability to lower the ice surface, allowing full visibility through the rink. Activities can be monitored, security maintained and areas are always visually available. Overall, it is anticipated that the new Ardrossan Recreation Centre will serve the Ardrossan community and surrounding areas for decades to come.

Strathcona CountyBarr Ryder Architects2010Cost ControlRecreation
Points West Living Grande PrairieGrande PrairieAB

Points West Living (PWL) Grande Prairie is a 4-storey fire resistant seniors residence that combines outstanding construction with superior care provided by registered nurses, LPNs and Health Care Aides 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PWL Grande Prairie has two buildings; one opened in May 2011, followed by the second building over the course of November and December 2011. The facility has 155 living units including:

  • Long-Term Care Suites (LTC)
  • Hospice/Palliative Care Suites
  • Designated Supportive Living Units (SL3 & SL4)
  • Designated Supportive Living Units for residents with Dementia and Alzheimer disease (SL4D - Dementia)
  • Independent Living Apartments (currently in the planning stage)
Points West LivingArchitecture | Arndt Tkalcic Bengert2010 - 2011Independent Progress Certifier, Mortgage MonitoringResidential, Seniors / Assisted Living
Credit Union CuplexNorth BattlefordSK

Image courtesy of Barr-Ryder Architects

The project program includes the following components:

  • Aquatics facility complete with 2 waterslides, 6 lane competition pool, adventure river and wave pool
  • Performance Theatre with seating for 350 persons, multipurpose/rehearsal space and a variety of support areas
  • Curling Rink with 6 sheets of ice, lounge, change rooms and support spaces; and
  • Fieldhouse, complete with two indoor fields, change rooms and seating for 250 per field

The focus of this site development was the establishment of a public square or courtyard bordered on three sides by building facades. The enclosed square concept has precedence throughout history and the world, creating important community spaces that become significant to the fabric of the City. The proposed public square is centrally located surrounded by all of the buildings, and is intended to be a multipurpose space. Working with the City, the intention was centered on the square becoming a social and cultural hub in the community with connection to recreational trails, community facilities, retail areas, the Agricultural Society and future adjacent developments.

The public square is the focus of many activities, including: movies in the square, flea markets, farmers markets, concerts, outdoor theatre are a few of the many activities possible in their exciting public square. Overall, this new multipurpose facility is intended to be a central focus for the region, bringing the community and surrounding areas together.

The City of North BattlefordBarr Ryder Architects2010 - 2013Cost ControlHospitality, Recreation
Century Park RetailEdmontonAB

Century Park will be a lively urban village spanning 43 acres and featuring a mix of low, mid and high-rise residential, office, retail and recreational uses.

Sleek design, urban lifestyle, exclusive setting. Century Park One and Regent offers a prime selection of condos to suit every desire and taste. Whether hip and modern or grand and elegant, Regent and One at Century Park are part of the first phase in the outstanding community of Century Park.

Located on the Century Park LRT Station and just 12 minutes from the University and Whyte Ave and 14 minutes to Downtown, Century Park keeps you connected.

ONE is comprised of 204 luxuriously appointed suites in two mid rise concrete structures and Regent features 184 suites in two mid rise concrete structures.

Planned for the future, Century Park will become home to 16 high-density condominium complexes and an abundance of retail and commercial spaces.

ProCuraMortgage MonitoringCommercial / Retail
Emerald Hills Commercial DevelopmentSherwood ParkAB

Emerald Hills is a landmark retail development that is setting a new standard for shopping in Sherwood Park and Strathcona County. A uniquely walkable site orientated around public art and open space, the centre's fresh design complements its exciting mix of major international and national tenants.

Anchored by WalMart SuperCentre, the centre creates opportunities for retail tenants in a range of categories including small bay CRU, restaurants, quick service food and fashion. New retailers will join a strong line-up of national brand names such as Winners, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wine and Beyond, and Golf Town.

Once fully developed, the centre will feature approximately 692,000 square feet. Space is available for tenants in a wide range of sizes, from less than 1,000 square feet to more than 10,000 square feet.

WAM DevelopmentsDIALOGDIALOG2010 - 2012Mortgage MonitoringCommercial / Retail
Northgate Transit CenterEdmontonAB

 

The design intent for the Northgate Transit Centre Building Project has evolved out of the need to address three primary concerns: the creation of an architectural strategy that will support the programmatic elements in their uses and operation over time, the creation of a strong sense of place within a vibrant public realm, and the integration of architecture and landscape into a sustainable built environment.

The design incorporates the principles of street transparency and employs Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), including open public spaces, high quality lighting, surveillance, clear sightlines and access control. This approach encourages user groups, from transit passengers to area businesses, to utilize public areas in and around the transit centre during the day and night. The building has been orientated to the adjacent development and toward the street to create a neighbourly environment, promoting human interaction and establishing a sense of community that provides a deterrent to criminal activity.

The overall urban context of the site is an extremely dynamic one as a result of movement of traffic (buses, cars, and pedestrians) on all sides of the station. The design team has chosen to reflect this sense of dynamism and movement in the building design and to create a presence and identity for the Northgate Transit Centre within its context. That being said, an architectural sun screen is located on the south side of the Transit Centre to increase the building’s volume and presence on 137th Ave and the adjacent intersection. The screen is intended to relate to the motion and dynamic nature of the traffic passing by.

The City of EdmontonGroup22011-13Cost ControlInfrastructure
Cave and BasinBanffAB

 

Cave and Basin was the beginning of Canada's national parks system in 1885. In 2009 the Government of Canada announced a plan to restore this precious place for future generations of Canadians. The project included the restoration of habitat for endangered Banff Springs Snails, restoration of its historic buildings, a new plaza and interpretive displays.

The design kept the overall historic look and added a beautiful new plaza replacing the old wooden structure. The original pool was removed however and the original outline was highlighted to capture the previous history of the facility. The park was made to have new barrier-free accessibility. The new facility truly captures the history of the facility from the First Nations to the closure of the public bathing pool in 1992.

 

Parks CanadaNORR Architects2010-12Cost ControlGovernment
Blatchford Dess Energy Centre #1EdmontonAB

District Energy systems centralize the production of heating or cooling for a geographical area. "Most district energy systems generate heat at a central plant or extract heat from other sources. The heat is transferred to a fluid and distributed via underground pipes to buildings where it is used for space and water heating. The fluid is then returned to the source to be reheated and recirculated. Some systems also provide space cooling in a similar way."

District energy systems come in different shapes and sizes. They vary according to the temperature of the fluid used for distribution -which could include steam, hot or ambient temperature water- and the type of fuels used to generate thermal energy including traditional fossil fuels (natural gas, diesel, propane), alternative fuels (biomas, biogas), and renewables (geo-exchange, waste heat recovery, solar, etc.).

City of EdmontonAssociated EngineeringCurrentCost ControlInfrastructure
Edmonton Arena District - Block KEdmontonAB

 

125,000 sf mixed-use complex being constructed congruently with Rogers Place, a state-of-the-art sports, entertainment and event venue in downtown Edmonton. The one-of-a-kind building will house a casino on the corridor level with an entrance at street level. The new building will also become home to the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) and the Katz Group. The companies will occupy over 70,000 sf on the third and fourth levels with a separate entrance at street level.

EAD Joint VentureDialogCompleted September 2017Mortgage MonitoringCommercial / Retail
Jasper Park Washroom UpgradesJasper ParkAB

 

Work comprised of renovations to 10 existing washrooms within Jasper Park. Work comprised of renovations and modernization of the existing washroom facilities located in Wabasso, Maligne Lake and Pocahontas facilites.

Parks CanadaNext Architecture2016Cost ControlRecreation
AGLC Liquor Distribution CentreEdmontonAB

 

The new liquor distribution facility, the AGLC will have approximately as much square footage available for the storage of liquor products between the new facility and the re-engineered St. Albert warehouse as it has today, approximately 860,000 square feet. In addition, the design concept of the new facility will take into consideration future expansion to allow the facility to grow as required by the market conditions (e.g., product volume increases). The new distribution centre will allow for the most efficient and economical handling of liquor products in the future.

 

Government of AlbertaONPAWinter 2014 - Currently under constructionCost ControlInfrastructure
Meadow Satellite Service YardEdmontonAB

The program focuses on a Satellite Service Yard located at the Meadows. A fully functional and properly configured facility will ensure safe, efficient and high quality operations and maintenance. Locating Satellite Service Yard on District Activity Parks supports the yards central to the areas they service reducing routing and driving distances.

The planning and program for satellite yards considers all aspects of operations, as well as maintenance and repairs of various equipment required to keep parks and boulevards open and natural spaces protected, conserved, maintained and renewed. Effective yards incorporate modern ergonomic standards that optimize efficiencies and safety.

City of EdmontonAVID ArchitectureDecember 2016Cost ControlInfrastructure
Meadowlark SubstationEdmontonAB

The Meadowlark substation houses essential communications, protection and control equipment. In order to ensure worker safety and continue providing safe and reliable power service to the area, the aging equipment needs to be replaced. In order to maintain power service, the new equipment must be installed before we can remove the old equipment.

To accommodate this work, we received regulatory approvals to expand the south side of the substation building by aproximately 15x12 meters.

EPCORMorrison HershfieldSpring 2017 - Winter 2018Cost ControlInfrastructure
Aurora SkyNiskuAB

 

This 800,000 sf cannabis production facility is currently under construction at the Edmonton International Airport, under a 30 acre lease from the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority. Aurora Sky is projected to be the world's most advanced cannabis production facility, meeting expanding medical demands. Aurora Sky's location will benefit from services available on site at EIA, including air cargo connections, ground transportation and bonded warehousing, enabling future export of their product and genetics around the world.

Aurora Cannabis Inc.2017Building Permit Cost ReviewIndustrial