Calgary park project wins AIA award
DateApril 25, 2014
NEW YORK CITY – St. Patrick’s Island, a redevelopment park project in Calgary, was an award winner at the American Institute of Architecture New York Honour Awards Luncheon held recently in New York City. IBI Group was Architect of Record and Landscape Architect of Record for the project.
David Thom, president of IBI Group, and William M. Singer, a Principal in IBI’s New York office, were on hand to accept the Urban Design Merit Award along with project lead Barbara Wilks, of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
The design of the park, located on the Bow River in downtown Calgary, is based on a biophilic concept that restores the natural features and functions of the island.
“The award is particularly significant this year due to the major impact the flood of June 2013 had on the city’s parks and infrastructure,” said Elvin Karpovich, of the IBI Group Calgary office. “The award really showcases the City of Calgary and underscores the significance of the redevelopment of St. Patrick’s Island into a natural landscape. Visitors can see and understand the importance of the land and the water, the processes, the natural systems, and how the Island lives.”
The client for the project was the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.
IBI Group Architects were responsible for the city approvals and site administration.
IBI Group Landscape Architects are the landscape architects of record and have been involved in the detailed design, approvals process, and are currently involved in the site administration.
The Civil Engineering team in Calgary are the Engineers of record for the civil component, involved in the approvals, storm water management LID, and Site administration.