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Commercial & Office

Client
Alberta Infrastructure

Location
Edmonton, AB

Completion
2021-2026

Sectors
Commercial & Office

Services
Prime Consultant, Architecture, Interior Design, Programming

Size
315,000 sq ft | 30,000 sq m

Project Description

S2 was engaged to lead and coordinate the multi-phased restack of 15 floors at the Commerce Place building in downtown Edmonton. The spaces leased by the Government of Alberta (GoA) in Commerce Place no longer met the workplace requirements of the ministries and user groups, and therestack provided the opportunity to consolidate groups into a single location, increase space utilization efficiencies and accommodate future growth. Inaddition, the restack will bring the spaces to the evolving GoA standards and improve staff collaboration and productivity. The project will be developed In three main phases over six years. Phase 1 was completed in 2021 and Phase 2 in 2022. The remaining phases are expected to be fully completed by 2026.

S2 is working with AI in developing a design standard and applying the developed GoA Accommodation Standards together with Activity Based Workplace (ABW) design principles. We are providing the following services:

  • Validating programming provided by user group representatives for ministries/departments impacted
  • Reviewing existing user sites and all user group documentation prior to design
  • Developing space planning to suit AI user group requirements
  • Developing design solutions that are aligned with the GoA Accommodation Standards and that are based on ABW design principles
  • Facilitating client workshops as the expectations around ABW evolve over the life of the project (influencing factors include client preference by phase, evolving furniture options, privacy expectations and user feedback from physical space exploration)
  • Providing renderings for standard workspace areas, three types of ABW work areas and cafe/ kitchen areas
  • Attending change management sessions with each user group
  • Providing furniture scope of work including furniture selection, specifications, finish palettes, inventory, design, specifications, documentation and site installation reviews