On November 22, 2013, the City of Edmonton announced and celebrated the winners of the 2013 Urban Design Awards at City Hall.
Hosted by the Alberta Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the City of Edmonton, the Urban Design Awards are presented every two years and were inaugurated in 2005 to recognize individuals, organizations, firms and projects that have contributed to enhancing the quality of life in Edmonton.
ISL’s Landscape Architecture and Site Development groups were involved in four of the award-winning projects and received plaques to commemorate our involvement. Also, for the first time, the public had a chance to vote for the new People’s Choice Award, which was created to recognize past examples (pre-2005) of good urban design that have had a transformative impact on the quality of life in Edmonton.
Architect/Designer: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, HIP Architects
ISL worked as part of the design team and was responsible for site grading, utilities, parking lots, plazas, urban design and soft landscaping on approximately four hectares of land. The project was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
Architect/Designer: DUB Architects and Hughes Condon Marler Architects
ISL provided civil engineering services for the new building and parking lot including site services for water, sanitary and storm sewers as well as detailed design of site grading, drainage and pavement for the site access, parking and loading areas. The project was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
ISL was responsible for the site development and landscape architecture components including site access improvements, development of formal plazas, circulation roadways, amenity spaces, site grading and stormwater management. This project is targeting LEED Silver certification.
In 1994, Butler Krebes & Associates (now part of ISL), working with a consortium of design firms, was enlisted to prepare a comprehensive landscape design for the campus. The design included boulevard and courtyard landscaping, special tree planting details and site amenities.