Edmonton Federal Building + Plaza

Alberta Legislature, Canada

While with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning
Partner consultants Moriyama & Tashima
Role: Lead Design Architect-Principal concept design

The Edmonton Federal Building + Centennial Plaza are the catalysts for developing a 21st Century extension of the Alberta Legislature Precinct. A gift to the people of Alberta, this project will point the way to an invigorated Edmonton and open opportunities for creating a year-round people place. The Legislature Precinct overlooking the spectacular North Saskatchewan River Valley is already one of the most significant public open spaces in the City of Edmonton. This northern-most portion of the Legislature Precinct also has the transformative potential to give new life to the City development surrounding it.

This significant project consists of the complete renovation, repurposing, and heritage renovation of the 1955 Edmonton Federal Building into new office and hosting spaces for the Legislature Assembly Offices and political parties. The first two floors are dedicated to public functions and contain a new west entry pavilion, Visitor Centre, Exhibition Space, Restaurant, Tourist Information and rental function spaces along with four new Assembly Chambers. A 650 underground parkade is included under a new civic plaza and landscape.

Design was supported by a large multi-office delivery team. The underpinning for the conceptual development of the project started with a rigorous research benchmarking tour that took the leadership team to Oslo, Berlin, London, and Washington DC .

The Landscape Architecture and Centennial Plaza sub-consultant partners were Moriyama & Teshima Architects. Gabriel McKinnon were the sub-consultant lighting designers on the project team.

CivicVaughan Hoy