The curved roof was created using rolled structural steel. The distinctive curve is accentuated with prefinished metal panels and corrugated metal siding as the exterior façade was carefully coordinated. Owner Jim Hill’s vision for the 12,000-square-foot gallery was to provide a means to seamlessly blend Inglewood’s history with Calgary’s ever-expanding art culture, and to support local artists by providing a world-class stage on which to showcase their work. The art gallery also features a raised mezzanine and a floating ‘birds nest’ conference room. The new facility boasts a sleek, modern design with hints of inspiration from the community’s historical setting. The building also incorporates many LEED design components and has achieved LEED Silver Core &
Shell USGBC certification.
Highlight sustainable features include:
> remediation of a brownfield site, > use of regionally available and recycled construction materials, > energy and water conserving systems and features, and a stormwater collection system, and > no use of CFC-based and HCFC-based refrigerants.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR Clark Builders ARCHITECT Abugov Kaspar STRUCTURAL Williams Engineering MECHANICAL TWP Consulting ELECTRICAL Robertson & Associates OWNER J.D. Hill Investments AREA 187,654 square feet
4 SPRING 2015 | Alberta FOCUS