Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

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Canmore Civic Centre

Marshall Tittemore Kristina Pompura Architects

Canmore, Alberta


Canmore’s new Civic Centre was awarded a Silver LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council on Jan 28th 2005, becoming the first project in Alberta and fourth in Canada to receive a Silver LEED certification. The Civic Centre was also awarded ‘Project of the Year 2004’ by the Alberta Construction Magazine (December 2004) and an Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (February 2005). Lead by the project team at Marshall Tittemore Architects in Calgary, Alberta, the project operates at a 40% lower energy consumption than specified by the Model National Energy Code for Buildings and boasts a 55% reduction in water use.

Project Team

General Contractor: Stuart Olson Construction, Calgary AB
Prime Consultant: Marshall Tittemore Architects, Calgary AB
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: KEEN Engineering Co. Ltd., Calgary AB
Civil Engineering: Bel-MK Engineering Ltd., Calgary AB
Landscape Architects: Landplan Associates Ltd., Calgary AB

for additional information, please visit: http://www.mtalink.com/portfolio/civic/canmore.php

View of entrance facade of building.
Side elevation at lane (north facade).

Entrance courtyard. Council chamber at front.
Detail showing sun shading over south facing windows.

View along south elevation at lane.
Detail of materials and roof overhang at rear entrance at park.
View at rear through ever LEED essential bicycle racks.
Clerestory lighting along main public corridor that runs through the centre of the building.
View upwards towards timber framing over clerestory roof.
South side of clerestory - note shading on exterior.
View into the municipal offices. Note windows to allow air transfer and timber structure beyond.
Detail of tensioning system for timber roof truss system.
Detail of tensioning system at south wall of clerestory.
Timber bridge connects the two upper levels of the building, over the public walkway.
Public entrance with soil removing matt (LEED point).
Rear facade of building at park.

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last updated August 26, 2005