Although the Alberta construction industry has experienced its fair share of challenges over the last few years, our province still needs new facilities to accommodate the growing residential, office and cultural sectors. With major architectural projects both already underway and on the horizon, Alberta proves once again that even when it struggles – it shines.

AUPE Headquarters (Edmonton)

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees is getting a new home – and it’s a good-looking home at that. Located at the corner of 100 Avenue and 182 Street, the modern design will certainly make a mark on the city’s west end. With 120,000 square feet of office space, the building – designed by Next Architects – will incorporate many green features such as solar panels and a large amount of natural light.


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The Omni (Calgary)

A master-planned commercial destination near Rocky View County, The Omni by Genesis Land Development Corporation is intended to act as a hub for Calgary’s blossoming northeast quadrant. The 517-hectare development will include restaurants, boutique hotels, a children’s creative zone, a senior’s community and an office campus. Divided into seven core districts separated by a water feature, The Omni is well located to attract traffic from the nearby Stoney Trail ring road.


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CNIB Tower (Edmonton)

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is replacing its Jasper Avenue headquarters with a 35-storey mixed-use tower that’s designed with more than visual aesthetics in mind. All but two of these stories will be rental apartments, a small portion of which will be reserved for CNIB clients. With touch, smell, sound and feel all playing a part in the multisensory design, the CNIB tower will demonstrate inclusive living at its best – partly thanks to blind architect Chris Downey.


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Telus Sky (Calgary)

The already under construction Telus Sky will be Calgary’s third tallest tower upon completion, soaring high at 59-storeys. Designed from “the inside out,” Telus Sky’s office areas are projected to increase worker productivity by five to ten percent thanks to its LEED platinum score – which includes 100 percent fresh air supply. Not stopping at a beautifully designed, highly sustainable tower, Telus Sky also integrates Douglas Coupland’s LED public art piece into the building’s facade.


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Banff Pavilion Replica (Banff)

In 1911, world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a visitor centre commissioned by the Government of Canada. The Banff Pavilion was completed in 1914, then demolished in 1939 after suffering severe flood damage. The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative has selected a team from Ryerson University to recreate Wright’s architectural drawings and bring them up to today’s building codes as the original drawings are only partially complete. The original building was 200 feet long and served as an excellent example of Wright’s famed Prairie style.


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Exciting and Innovative

As these five projects exemplify, Alberta architecture is just as exciting and innovative as ever. At Cadillac Coatings, we like to think we play our own part by ensuring any material we touch leaves our warehouse with the highest quality finish possible. In fact, to us – it doesn’t get much more exciting than powder coating, because powder coating is innovative too!

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