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Childhood Cancer Research Program

IBI Group designed the renovation of the existing laboratory in the Heritage Medical Research Building at the University of Calgary’s Foothills Campus. The newly designed facility challenges traditional approaches to laboratory design, providing a modern and highly functional open-concept space.

University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
11,100 sq ft Size
2018 Completed

The Childhood Cancer Research Program (CCRP) is located on the third floor of the Heritage Medical Research Building at the University of Calgary’s Foothills Medical Campus. IBI Group designed the 11,100 sq. ft. space, equipped with perimeter offices for all Principal Investigators, an open primary laboratory with adjacent secondary laboratories, a conference room and kitchen/collaborarium.

A series of frameless sliding glass doors separate lab benches within the primary lab from write-up desks directly outside. This key design feature allows for seamless transitions and clear views across the different spaces. Vistas are created from exterior windows through to the heart of the primary lab, allowing for transparency and light to extend throughout the floor plate.

A linear continuity of views within the project is reflected in both the lighting design and furniture selection. A base palette of white, black and gray create a contemporary working environment while pockets of vibrant colour, seen in textiles and furniture, reflect the subject of childhood research.

Keith Sallaway

Director, Architect
Calgary, AB

Calgary, AB
Open mindedness, communication, and collaboration are key pillars in the design, management, and success of a project.

Keith Sallaway leads the architectural practice in the Calgary office, including all areas of southern Alberta, western British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. His creative ability to design and his leadership capabilities result in well-managed projects that meet or exceed client expectations.

Jonathan Steel

Associate Director | Office Lead, Portland
Portland, OR

Portland, OR

Jonathan Steel serves as the Operations Director for our Portland office. Jonathan is an educational architect with over 15 years of experience in the design and construction of major K-12 and higher education facilities. He has worked with our global education team for over ten years. Jonathan has designed buildings for some of the most prestigious educational institutions globally, including three projects for Oxford University. He brings strong experience in business and personnel management to our Portland team, having built successful practices on both sides of the Atlantic during his career. He is the current President of the Alberta Chapter of A4LE and has presented at conferences for the past several years.