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designing destinations and social hubs

S2 understands that the intricacies and evolving needs of the hospitality sector are complex and include more than just designing the very best product from a perceived value perspective. Resorts, hotels, casinos and entertainment complexes balance luxury and value. We realize the significance of delivering a design that offers a welcoming atmosphere that not only looks good, but that aligns with the overall brand strategy as well. We know that the key to any great design is the development of the right concept that will merge the atmosphere with the experience.

At S2 we see ourselves as designers that create experiences rather than just merely buildings. We believe every space we design should evoke an emotional response from the people who use it. Our unique interpretation of space, both indoors and outdoors, requires us to have an acute sense of location and site characteristics, stakeholder and user group needs, local culture and environmental considerations and an appreciation of the streetscape and surrounding communities.

Today’s hospitality industry is a wide-ranging sector that includes more than just a comfortable place to sleep. It is an opportunity to create an all-encompassing experience. Hotels, restaurants, casinos — each of these buildings are not simply structures that house destination activities, they are themselves destinations.

Project List

2016 - Canadian Pacific Lodge, Canadian Pacific, Calgary, Alberta
2015 - Kinjo Sushi & Grill, Melcor Developments Ltd., Calgary, Alberta
2014 - Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, New Urban Consulting, Calgary, Alberta
2012 - CES Clubhouse, Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, Calgary, Alberta
2008 - Stampede Casino, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary, Alberta
2007 - Lazy S, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary, Alberta
2006 - Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, Osoyoos, British Columbia
2003 - Bellagio Spa Tower, Marnell Corrao, Las Vegas, Nevada
2002 - 4 Nines Dining Centre SAIT, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta
2001 - Gateway Pub, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta
2001 - Rimrock Hotel, Rimrock Resort Hotel Ltd., Banff, Alberta
1999 - MRU Liberty Lounge, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta
1994 - Purple Turtle Restaurant, Carriage House Inn, Calgary, Alberta

Concept Design:
Valhalla, Priddis, Albrta 

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