Polish Hall Grand Ballroom Renovation

Edmonton, Alberta

While with KENNEDY Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Visual Communications
Role: Principal-in-Charge

The Polish Hall dates back to 1955 and has operated as one of Edmonton's most well known rental event spaces.  Having previously renovated the basement ballrooms and service spaces, KENNEDY was commissioned for this second interior renovation of the entire main floor. 

This phase 2 renovation focussed on the transformation of the Main floor spaces in a design theme that respected the contemporary scheme in the first renovation while at the same time integrated qualities of the golden age of European Art Deco Glam.  The overall spaces were stripped back to the base building, and new finishes, ceilings and domes, lighting and show lighting, Foyer Entry space, bar, coat room, sound system, balcony space, connecting corridors, washrooms, and stage areas were refitted. LED programmable feature lighting was integrated to match the customizable space similar to the basement ballroom renovation.  

A new service elevator from the basement kitchens to the main floor ballroom was designed as an integrated element against the exterior building brick facade.  Backlit laser cut wall panels, imported wall and ceiling coverings, contemporary chandeliers, silver automated window coverings, and new and refurbished wood floors have brought new life to this well known heritage event space.  

After a year and a half of design and seven months of extensive detailed renovation work the hall is operating with new style and panache.  KENNEDY had a number of gifted Interior Designers, Architects and Technologists work on this project at stages over it's two and a half year evolution.

HospitalityVaughan Hoy