Wilson's Lifestyle Centre Retail Building
The Wilson’s Lifestyle Centre introduces an entirely new concept to Saskatoon – one yielding from the Netherlands where the complex was designed by Thermoflor. Going beyond the sale of plants and garden accessories, the Centre was designed to be a destination for families.
A Warm, Memorable Structure
As the gateway to the complex, the main retail building needed to be a warm, memorable structure with a natural look akin to the plants inside. To deliver this, heavy timber was incorporated into the design.
Glulam Specialty Engineering
Unable to design glulam in-house, Thermoflor turned to its supplier, Western Archrib, who called in the expertise of ISL to perform the glulam specialty engineering.
Engineer of Record
In need of a Canadian engineer to verify the design of the building as a whole under Canadian National Building Code, ISL quickly became the Engineer of Record for the retail building. While performing the structural engineering tasks typically completed by as many as three different firms, ISL ensured that the overall structural design and details met the architectural intent and function.
Shop Drawing Production
ISL created the shop drawings for the two heavy timber fabricators and when a steel mezzanine was added into the building late in the design, ISL designed the steel support structure, performed steel connection design and produced the shop drawings for the Canadian steel fabricator.
In fall 2017, the Design Council of Saskatchewan awarded the project the Premier Award of Excellence in Design in the Engineering and Geoscience category.