Our Shared Achievements
For the past 35 years, we are proud to have been involved in the design and delivery of many of Western Canada's most significant and award winning projects. Our approach is rooted in an intrinsic understanding of regional factors including; culture, climate, technology and market factors. We know western Canada and our portfolio reflects the regional expertise of our team.
Forward Thinking Educational Spaces
The places we have created for learning are some that we are most proud of. From the smallest school renovation to the recent expansion of the SAIT Polytechnic Trades and Technology Complex, we have demonstrated expertise in collaborating with school boards, colleges and universities to develop spaces designed to foster creativity, discovery and learning. Our work enriches generations of both lifelong learners and children.
A Cornerstone To Our Success
Our communities are reflected in their institutions. We are proud of the opportunities we have had to help in defining their physical presence. Institutional projects must reflect confidence and stability while achieving the best value for the funding available and ensuring long term viability.
Livability Is Key
The diversity of residential projects in our portfolio ranges from street-level townhomes to high-rise rental apartments and condominium towers. We work closely with our clients to understand the objectives for the project and create whole communities where the opportunities of the setting are considered in concert with the program for each development. We have developed innovative suite layouts that maximize living space with natural light and views while optimizing the overall floor area.
Healthy, Meaningful Lives
We are passionate about health care design and understand that the quality of the built environment is directly related to patient outcomes, staff and practitioner satisfaction and ultimately the effectiveness of our health care system.
Work, Live, Learn and Play
We understand the importance of interior spaces, and of the impact they have on the day-to-day lives of the people who ultimately work, live, learn and play within them. We approach the design of interiors in a holistic and integrated manner, ensuring that both architecture and building infrastructure are intrinsically woven into inspiring and innovative spatial solutions. Flexibility, modularity and universal design principles are considered to maximize the effective long term use of each space.
The Inter-Relationship Between Urban Design and Architectural Design
Retail environments are evolving to become urban places. Streets and squares are spaces between the buildings that enrich the retail experience. We work closely with our clients to develop their unique vision and economic objectives while considering the aspirations of the community and planning authorities. We welcome the opportunity to incorporate a diverse mix of uses which enriches the overall experience while applying good urban planning principles - creating human scale, pedestrian-oriented spaces and ensuring that each project is a place for people, inside and out.
Hospitality environments become popular destinations by creating memorable guest experiences. Our design solutions provide long-term value to our clients while welcoming guests with exceptional spaces.
Designing Flexible, Efficient Industrial Space
We understand that industry is a significant driver in our economy. We work closely with our clients to develop industrial solutions that meet their business objectives while incorporating sustainable infrastructure principles. We have an extensive track record and are well positioned in this sector across several geographical markets.
Creating Truly Engaging, Responsive Designs
Every day, thousands of people work in buildings designed by GGA. Office environments are where many of us will spend the majority of our lives. Having completed over eight million square feet of inspired office and mixed-use architecture, we approach each office project with an aim to optimize the relationship between the context and setting of the building with the internal needs of the work place.
Creating Vibrant Communities
High quality environments for aging will be increasing in demand as our senior community members age. The places they live must be seen as 'communities of care' where meaningful lives can reach their full potential. By collaborating with facility providers, we develop innovative solutions founded on resident dignity, independence, participation, fairness and security.
Community Redefining Designs
Intrinsic to all our projects is design that captivates, inspires and reflects the aspirations of the community which it serves. We believe in the ability of recreation facilities to bring a community together and inspire the social and physical well-being of its residents. Our designs are rooted in that goal.
Dedication To Upholding Key Principles
Collaborating closely with our Developer Partners, we are committed to establishing a solid connection between each development's setting, structures and the people who will interact with them on a daily basis. From uniting pedestrians via pathways and amenities to conceiving of a united theme for buildings and public spaces, and considering the potential of nearby environmental and natural elements, our Urban Design solutions are meticulously organized and strategically planned to result in community spaces that endure.