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Blog: Employee Spotlight: Simon Ho, Architect

Blog: Employee Spotlight: Simon Ho, Architect

Today, we learn about Simon Ho, our newest senior architect, who works out of our Vancouver studio.

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BLOG: Cambridge Manor – An Integrated Health Environment

BLOG: Cambridge Manor – An Integrated Health Environment

This care campus will integrate living and learning to enhance quality of life for seniors through a flexible design that enables resident choice and continuity of care for a true aging-in-place facility.

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S2 in the news: Cambie Fire Station Receives Notable Mention in Firehouse Magazine Awards

S2 in the news: Cambie Fire Station Receives Notable Mention in Firehouse Magazine Awards

The winners of Firehouse Magazine's Station Design Awards were announced and S2's Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Ambulance Services in Richmond, BC received a notable mention in the Mixed-Use Facilities category.

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S2 in the news: Mayor's Urban Design Awards Winners Announced

S2 in the news: Mayor's Urban Design Awards Winners Announced

The City of Calgary announced the 2019 Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) winners at a gala celebration held at the Calgary Central Library Oct. 24, 2019. Every two years, The City of Calgary acknowledges the important contributions of designers, architects and artists that help improve the quality of life in Calgary through art and design.

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BLOG: Noble Townhomes and Condominiums in University District – Connecting People and Place

BLOG: Noble Townhomes and Condominiums in University District – Connecting People and Place

Together with Calgary developer Truman Developments, S2 was tasked to develop a vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood-oriented design focusing on cutting-edge multi-residential unit typologies that embraced the overall University District’s design guidelines and planning principles.

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S2 in the news: Parker: S2 a busy barometer of Calgary projects

S2 in the news: Parker: S2 a busy barometer of Calgary projects

If the busyness of architectural firms is a barometer of improving business conditions in this city, the work of S2 Architecture is an indicator of renewed confidence.

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BLOG: All Saints High School – Fostering Faith and Community

BLOG: All Saints High School – Fostering Faith and Community

The Calgary Catholic School District engaged S2 to execute the design and construction of a new high school in Calgary's SE community of Legacy, as part of a major educational infrastructure initiative.

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S2 in the news: Parker: Wellspring's Randy O'Dell House set to open

S2 in the news: Parker: Wellspring's Randy O'Dell House set to open

Developers, architects, construction companies and trades have been so supportive of local groups devoted to caring for people in need of a home, food or medical attention. And they still are, despite current economic uncertainties.

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Blog: Employee Spotlight: AJ Vaid, Architect

Blog: Employee Spotlight: AJ Vaid, Architect

Today, we learn about AJ Vaid, one of our senior architects, who recently relocated to our Vancouver studio from Calgary.

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Blog: A Second Thank-you from a Summer Student

Blog: A Second Thank-you from a Summer Student

We really enjoyed having Kristen Brodeur intern with our Interior Design team this summer and we wish her all the best in completing her studies. Here, she shares with us what she learned from her summer working at S2.

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Blog: VIRTUAL REALITY – THE LATEST FRONTIER IN CLIENT DESIGN TOOLS

Blog: VIRTUAL REALITY – THE LATEST FRONTIER IN CLIENT DESIGN TOOLS

S2 Architecture has invested in state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) hardware and software that allows our clients to fully immerse themselves into their designed building before it is built.

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Blog: A Thank-you from a Summer Student

Blog: A Thank-you from a Summer Student

Mia Santos was a wonderful addition to our S2 Interior Design team this summer and we wish her all the best in completing her studies. Here, she shares with us what she enjoyed about being a summer student at S2.

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Our leadership team is growing!

Our leadership team is growing!

S2 is proud to announce the promotion of two new Associates to our growing team of architecture, interior design and master planning professionals. Congratulations to Melissa Chabot and Chad Zyla on joining our leadership group.

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Shouldice Athletic Park  wins Award of Excellence at the 2019 Alberta Masonry Design Awards!

Shouldice Athletic Park wins Award of Excellence at the 2019 Alberta Masonry Design Awards!

The Structural Masonry Design Award of Excellence was awarded to the Shouldice Athletic Park recently for Structural Masonry Design at the 2019 Alberta Masonry Design Awards!

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All Saints High School wins the 2019 AWMAC Millwork Product Design and Quality Award!

All Saints High School wins the 2019 AWMAC Millwork Product Design and Quality Award!

We are excited that our All Saints High School project in Calgary has recently won the 2019 AWMAC Millwork Product Design and Quality Award for the chapel balcony!

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Stantec-Populous-S2 is selected as Primary Consultants for the BMO Centre Expansion!

Stantec-Populous-S2 is selected as Primary Consultants for the BMO Centre Expansion!

The BMO Centre project is part of a large-scale enhancement to Calgary’s iconic Stampede Park, and will spark development of Calgary’s emerging Culture & Entertainment District.

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ASLA Award for Radio Park in West District of Calgary!

ASLA Award for Radio Park in West District of Calgary!

American Society of Landscape Architects - 2019 Honor Award for Analysis and Planning for Radio Park, West District.

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Windermere Fire Station No.31 wins the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence!

Windermere Fire Station No.31 wins the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence!

We are very excited to announce that Windermere Fire Station No.31 has won the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence!

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Welcoming Peter Streith as Principal of our Edmonton studio!

Welcoming Peter Streith as Principal of our Edmonton studio!

We are excited to announce the appointment of Peter Streith as Principal of our Edmonton studio.

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S2’s Leadership Team Continues to Grow

S2’s Leadership Team Continues to Grow

It is with great pleasure that S2 announces the promotion five new members of our team as Associates.  We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the effort and dedication of these individuals who have made a significant impact and contribution to the work of this firm. 

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Linus Murphy receives Fellowship with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Linus Murphy receives Fellowship with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Linus Murphy, one of the Principals of S2 Architecture, recently received his Fellowship status with the RAIC in recognition of outstanding achievement.

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A Window Shoppers Paradise - New Horizon Mall

A Window Shoppers Paradise - New Horizon Mall

Two leading North American developers, The Torgan Group and MPI Property Group, have committed to the construction of a unique retail experience just north of the Calgary city limits. Adjacent to the Cross Iron Mills mall off Queen Elizabeth II Highway, the growing area is fastbecoming a retail destination in Southern Alberta.

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Growth and Leadership

Growth and Leadership

S2 is excited to announce the promotion of both Ken Shaman and Stephen Jabs within our leadership team.

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Fraud Alert - Public Notice

Fraud Alert - Public Notice

An identity on facebook has been making claims and requests on behalf of our firm, S2 Architecture (S2).

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The ribbon has been cut!

The ribbon has been cut!

New Kensington Legion a 'beacon of hope' for legions across Canada.

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SAIT's new Advisory Committee member: Steve Mott

SAIT's new Advisory Committee member: Steve Mott

Congratulations to S2’s very own Steven Mott for becoming the newest member of the Advisory Committee at SAIT Architectural Technology program.

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And the winner is...

And the winner is...

Any opportunity we get to brag about our clients or projects that we are proud of, we’ll take it. We especially love it when we can brag about both in one announcement.

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S2 attends the largest seniors housing event in Western Canada (ASCHA 2017)

S2 attends the largest seniors housing event in Western Canada (ASCHA 2017)

S2 is once again proud to be participating in our eighth ASCHA (Alberta Seniors Communities and Housing Association) Convention & Tradeshow slated for March 22-24 in Edmonton, Alberta.

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David Parker: S2 Architecture recruits new lead for bustling interior design studio

David Parker: S2 Architecture recruits new lead for bustling interior design studio

Whether it’s a renovation, restoration or new development, work in the construction industry starts with the creative teams at architectural or interior design firms.

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A great reason to smile

A great reason to smile

S2 Architecture is pleased to welcome Madeleine Schmidts to our leadership team as an Associate Principal.

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S2 a design leader in the continuing care industry in Alberta

S2 a design leader in the continuing care industry in Alberta

S2 is proud to be participating again this year in the ACCA IQ 2016 Conference.

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S2 is designed for growth

S2 is designed for growth

S2 is proud to welcome three new members to our leadership team. We are pleased to recognize and celebrate these talented individuals who bring energy, passion and a collaborative spirit to their work and have made a significant impact and contribution to our firm.

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Communication through Design

Communication through Design

Open, honest and transparent public and city consultation helped deliver a complex multi-phase project in an established community in less than one year.

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Royal Vista Multi-Facility and Fire Station 34

Royal Vista Multi-Facility and Fire Station 34

Police personnel and firefighters often work side by side while tending to emergencies. So when plans were set in motion for a new fire station in northwest Calgary, the City knew the two services would cohabitate well under one roof, as they
have in four previous stations.

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S2’s New Horizon Mall is breaking ground

S2’s New Horizon Mall is breaking ground

Across the road from CrossIron Mills in Balzac, a group of excited developers, investors and dignitaries gathered Thursday to officially break ground for the $200M New Horizon Mall.

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S2’s Kensington Legion wins Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Merit

S2’s Kensington Legion wins Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Merit

The Canadian Institute of Planners has awarded planning projects in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Cowichan Valley, and Strathcona County an Award for Planning Excellence. The Institute also bestowed an Award of Merit to seven planning projects including S2’s Kensington Legion development in northwest Calgary.

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Aiming low on the banks of the Bow River

Aiming low on the banks of the Bow River

Located a stones throw away from the banks of the Bow River on the cusp of Calgary’s revitalized East Village District, the proposed Riverfront West development promises to provide an innovative and unique pedestrian focused aesthetic as a gateway into the city’s downtown.

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S2 to attend EFA Expo and Conference in Austin

S2 to attend EFA Expo and Conference in Austin

S2 is excited to be in Austin, Texas on April 9 for the Environments for Aging Expo & Conference. The conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating functional and attractive living environments that meet the needs of our aging population.

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S2 designed Kensington Legion forging ahead

S2 designed Kensington Legion forging ahead

The Kensington Royal Canadian Legion hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to announce it has officially started construction on a new 4-storey hall. Legion members and a number of politicians were all in attendance at the event, which will herald a new home for the Legion 264 at 1910 Kensington Rd. NW.

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S2 wins prestigious Mayor's Urban Design Award

S2 wins prestigious Mayor's Urban Design Award

S2 celebrated a coveted Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) for their design of the Gateway in West Calgary. The MUDA’s are held every two years and acknowledge the contributions that designers, architects and artists make in improving the quality of life in Calgary.

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Projects Piling up at city architectural companies

Projects Piling up at city architectural companies

Media Source: Calgary Herald

A good barometer of confidence in Calgary’s near future is the number of new projects arriving in the offices of city architectural firms. Investment is continuing in developments that may take years to complete in the hope the cur- rent blip will have been overcome bythe time they come to market.

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County displays newest fire hall

County displays newest fire hall

Media Source: Sherwood Park News

A year removed from going into service, Strathcona County Emergency Services recently celebrated its newest $20.8 million fire station.

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Residents get first glimpse at new west end fire hall

Residents get first glimpse at new west end fire hall

Media Source: Sun Media, Leduc

The City of Leduc displayed diagrams of its new west end fire hall and addressed questions from the public at the Leduc Recreation Centre on Wednesday, March 5.

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Infrastructure Services Operations

Infrastructure Services Operations

Media Source: Award Magazine

With its new Centre in Lloydminster, Alberta and Saskatchewan not only means to provide more efficient city services but also set a new benchmark for public buildings.

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Kerby Centre relocation project update

Kerby Centre relocation project update

Media Source: Kerby News

Kerby Centre, in partnership with Silvera for Seniors, completed the selection process of an architectural firm with the experience, skills and resources to provide Functional Programming and early-stage Conceptual Design services for each agency’s proposed new facilities at the Jacques Site.

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Only Recycled Teenagers Need Apply

Only Recycled Teenagers Need Apply

Media Source: Caring Now

"This isn't a lodge—it's a hotel!" exclaims Janet Noonan. "We don't want for anything!"

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West downtown Vogue condos target young professionals

West downtown Vogue condos target young professionals

Media Source: Calgary Herald

LaCaille Group has announced it will build another high rise residential tower in the west end of downtown that will be reminiscent of a time when culture and entertainment were at their best and creative minds inspired creative venues.

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Nuera in condominiums

Nuera in condominiums

Media Source: Condo Living

Cove properties towers above competition

In an effort to revitalize and increase population density in our city's centre, Calgary's inner core has become the focal-point of high-rise condominium construction.

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Stampede Casino a different kind of cash corner

Stampede Casino a different kind of cash corner

Media Source: Beltline Builds

The arrival of the Stampede’s new casino is the first in a set of attractions that will redefine the area north of the grounds as a year-round entertainment destination.

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