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Sectors of Expertise

Civic & Culture

At S2 Architecture, we hold the heartbeats of communities close as we embark on each civic & culture project, celebrating the rich tapestry of cultural heritage and local traditions. Our passionate team collaborates intimately with clients and contributors, weaving together a shared vision that reflects the aspirations and values of the community. Embracing accessibility and inclusivity, our designs adapt gracefully to accommodate a kaleidoscope of events and functions, ensuring that everyone feels seen, heard, and welcomed. Our dedication to sustainability shines through in our energy-efficient strategies and conscientious material choices, lessening the impact on our precious environment. With each project, we commit to crafting spaces that resonate with the unique culture and identity of the communities we serve, exceeding expectations and leaving a lasting, positive imprint on the world.

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Education

At S2 Architecture, we embrace the transformative power of education, shaping spaces that nurture curiosity, ignite creativity, and foster a sense of belonging. With our extensive experience in the educational sector, we understand the pivotal role of functional, collaborative, interactive, and inclusive environments in cultivating young minds. Our designs bask in the glow of natural light and embrace the serenity of outdoor spaces, creating stimulating and healthy learning sanctuaries. Adaptable and future-forward, our designs cater to diverse educational needs and evolving growth. As we collaborate intimately with clients and contributors, we weave a shared vision embodying their unique values and aspirations. Guided by sustainability, our designs incorporate energy-efficient systems, sustainable materials, and cutting-edge technologies to reduce environmental impact. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, we create exceptional educational spaces that transcend expectations, fostering innovation, community, and a harmonious balance between functionality, adaptability, inclusivity, and sustainability.

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Emergency Services

At S2 Architecture, we deeply understand Emergency Services’ crucial role at the heart of our communities. With a wealth of experience designing front-line public safety facilities, including fire stations, police stations, and paramedic facilities, we embrace the responsibility of crafting spaces that exemplify protection, resilience, and trust. Our passionate team collaborates closely with clients and contributors, ensuring that each design honours the unique culture, identity, and values of the people it serves while also reflecting the unwavering professionalism and dedication of the heroes within. Guided by our commitment to sustainability, we infuse our designs with energy-efficient systems, sustainable materials, and innovative technologies, lessening the environmental impact. Let us join hands in creating spaces that emanate safety, security, and peace of mind for the community as we bring your vision to life and forge a brighter, more secure tomorrow.

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Healthcare & Seniors

We approach healthcare and senior projects with compassion and empathy, nurturing spaces that foster healing, comfort, and dignity. Our designs thoughtfully embrace universal design principles, basking in natural light and fresh ventilation to uplift patient well-being and bolster functionality. With an eye on the future, we craft flexible and adaptable spaces that seamlessly accommodate evolving healthcare needs and technological advancements. Inspired by hospitality, our designs create unique and memorable experiences through innovation and meticulous attention to detail. Sustainability shines in our work by incorporating energy-efficient systems and responsibly sourced materials. Our unwavering commitment to accessibility and inclusivity ensures that every guest and visitor feels welcomed, respected, and cared for. With a track record of exceptional results, we exceed expectations and stand proud as we forge a future where healthcare spaces are synonymous with warmth, hope, and healing.

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Multi-Residential & Mixed-Use

At S2 Architectures, we are devoted to designing Multi-Residential & Mixed-Use spaces that harmoniously blend modern living with environmental mindfulness, creating vibrant communities that embrace sustainability. Our designs emphasize eco-conscious elements, such as green roofs, energy-efficient systems, and solar panels, reflecting our unwavering commitment to a greener future. We thoughtfully incorporate shared spaces that foster community, connection, and social interactions, nurturing an atmosphere where individuals and families can thrive. In our pursuit of versatility, we design flexible spaces that gracefully adapt to changing needs and multiple uses, ensuring that our creations evolve with the communities they serve. Join us in our mission to shape spaces that celebrate life, sustainability, and togetherness as we reimagine the possibilities of multifamily and mixed-use living.

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Office & Workplace

We breathe life into your vision by crafting office and workplace environments that elevate the human experience, inspiring growth and fostering unity. Our designs effortlessly accommodate diverse work styles and need with flexible and adaptable spaces that ensure everyone feels included and empowered. Prioritizing employee health and well-being, our thoughtful approach balances productivity and tranquillity. Our dedication to collaboration radiated in our communal areas and shared amenities, which are thoughtfully designed to ignite conversation, spark creativity, and forge enduring connections. Together, let us redefine the future of workspace design—where inclusivity, well-being, and collaboration converge to unleash the boundless potential within us all.

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Public Works & Operations

At S2 Architecture, we approach Public Works & Operations projects deeply committed to building a better tomorrow for our communities. We design facilities focusing on longevity, efficiency, and adaptability, seamlessly blending form and function to create spaces that stand the test of time. Our dedication to sustainability is evident in our selection of eco-conscious materials and energy-efficient systems, minimizing the environmental impact and fostering a harmonious relationship with our surroundings. We plan for future growth and anticipate technological advancements in the design process, ensuring our creations adapt to evolving service delivery and vehicle needs. United in our quest to create spaces that resonate with progress and resilience, we stand ready to embark on a journey with you, crafting a legacy that will inspire future generations.

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Retail

We envision retail centers and malls as dynamic hubs that captivate the imagination and weave a tapestry of experiences, drawing people together to celebrate connection and discovery. We prioritize the customer journey, infusing our designs with innovative and engaging elements that transform every visit into a memorable adventure. Embracing the fluidity of retail, our flexible and adaptable spaces seamlessly accommodate evolving trends and needs, ensuring a vibrant and ever-evolving landscape that delights and inspires. With sustainability as our guiding principle, we artfully incorporate eco-conscious design strategies that minimize environmental impact and reduce operational costs, crafting spaces that harmonize with the planet and preserve its beauty for future generations. Joined us in shaping retail centers and malls where immersive experiences, adaptability, and sustainability converge, fostering a legacy of unforgettable moments and shared connections.

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Sports & Recreation

At S2 Architecture, we passionately craft spaces that empower communities to come together, fostering a spirit of camaraderie, well-being, and our designs champion inclusivity and accessibility, ensuring that individuals of all ages and abilities can experience the joy of movement and the exhilaration of achievement. With a keen eye for versatility, we incorporate flexible and adaptable design elements that effortlessly accommodate an array of sports and activities, creating dynamic spaces that adapt and grow alongside the communities they serve. Guided by our commitment to sustainability, we prioritize efficient energy and water management systems, nurturing a harmonious relationship with our environment. Together, let us create vibrant sports and recreation spaces where inclusivity, adaptability, and sustainability converge, igniting the spark of possibility and uniting communities in a celebration of life.

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Urban Planning & Policy

We are passionate about shaping the future of our cities through thoughtful Urban Planning & Policy that nurtures vibrant, thriving communities. Our designs prioritize walkability and public transit access, empowering residents to move freely and connect with their surroundings seamlessly and sustainably. With an unwavering belief in the transformative power of mixed-use communities, we strive to reduce commute times and foster economic growth, cultivating spaces that inspire progress and a sense if place. As staunch advocates for green and open spaces, we champion the integration of nature in urban areas, enhancing the overall quality of life and nurturing the well-being of every individual. Together, let us craft a vision of urban living where connectivity, sustainability, and harmony converge, sculpting cities that celebrate the beauty of our shared human experience.

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Awards and Recognition

2022

  • Canadian Architect Award of Excellence – Blatchford District Energy Sharing System Sewage Heat

2019

  • ASLA, Honor Award, Analysis and Planning – Radio Park, West District Gateway
  • AWMAC, Product Design & Quality Award – All Saints High School
  • Alberta Masonry Council, Structural Masonry Design, Award of Excellence – Shouldice Athletic Park
  • Award of Planning Merit, Alberta Professional Planners Institute – West District Master Plan
  • CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Award – General Contractor – Willow Square Continuing Care Centre (Pomerleau)
  • CHBA Edmonton Regional Awards of Excellence in Housing, Best Sales & Information Centre – Multi-Family – Mattamy Homes HOA, Stillwater
  • Firehouse Magazine – Honourable Mention – Cambie Fire Station and Ambulance No.3
  • Mayor’s Urban Design Award – City Edge Development – West District Master Plan
  • Mayor’s Urban Design Award – Honourable Mention – Urban Architecture – Noble at University District

2018

  • Canadian Architect Award of Excellence – Windermere Fire Station No. 31 (Design Architect gh3*)

2017

  • SAM Award for Best Multi-Family Community – Armory in Currie Barracks

2016

  • Award of Merit, Planning Excellence, Canadian Institute of Planners – Kensington Legion Site

2015

  • AWCA Project of the Year – Commercial Exterior – Brightpath Daycare
  • Mayor’s Urban Design Award – City Edge Design – GATEWAY

2014

  • AWCA Project of the Year – Commercial Exterior – Leduc Library & Civic Centre
  • SAM Award – Best New Design Multi-Family – Enclave at Castle Keep

2011

  • Crystal Achievement Award for Most Innovative Hardware, Glass Magazine – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, SEAOC – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Orchid Award for Landscape Architecture, San Diego Architectural Foundation – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Orchid Award for Programming & Planning, San Diego Architectural Foundation – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Outstanding Award, Glass Magazine – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Outstanding Award in Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers – Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • SAM Award – Best New Design Multi-Family – St. John’s Tenth Street, Streetside Developments
  • Sustainable Communities Champions Award, San Diego Gas & Electric – Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2010

  • International Fire Station Design Conference, Notable Mention – Valley Ridge Fire Station
  • TOP AWARD, Alberta Construction Association Magazine – Saddle Ridge Multi Services Facility

Over the years, we have been honoured with numerous accolades from esteemed organizations, reflecting our dedication to creating inspiring and sustainable spaces. Among our most recent achievements, we are proud to have received the 2022 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence for our work on the Blatchford District Energy Sharing System Sewage Heat with our partner gh3*. Our projects span a wide range of sectors, including urban design, educational facilities, and civic centres, showcasing our versatility and expertise in addressing complex design challenges.