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Public Sector Solutions

Working in partnership with all levels of government is a tradition and a privilege at Stuart Olson. Whether it’s a hospital renovation, a university library or new cultural centre, it’s about earning the public’s trust and the sense of pride that comes from enhancing Canadian communities.

Respecting taxpayer dollars, fiercely adhering to schedules and creating a collaborative process that works in support of public sector standards. That’s what it’s all about. To do it right requires an experienced team to navigate the complex processes and manage the often competing priorities of a multi-stakeholder environment. Delivering best case results through a seamless and positive client experience. An experience enhanced through absolute transparency, accountability and open communication. Powerful and lasting solutions come naturally when people work together, inspired by a shared vision of success.

We are Stuart Olson. People creating exceptional communities.


HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS

As a leader in the construction of state-of-the-art health care facilities, we understand the complexities of a changing industry and the realities of delivering quality care.

We’re proud to have played a major role in the construction of some of the most technologically advanced health care facilities in North America, including research laboratories, acute and long-term care facilities and hospital renovations of all sizes. Our integrated and inclusive approach utilizes the expertise of the entire project team and relies on collaboration with frontline health care professionals throughout the process.

Stuart Olson. People improving the health care of all Canadians.

 

“Stuart Olson has demonstrated strong construction management skill sets. They provided representatives that were capable of dealing with complex issues that involved complex teams.” Ted Haggart, Project Manager
Royal Alexandra Hospital | Royal Alexandra Hospital – Orthopedic Surgery Centre

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Central Alberta Cancer Centre Red Deer, Alberta The Central Alberta Cancer Centre is a portion of the Alberta Radiation Therapy Corridor, associated with existing locations in Edmonton and Calgary. Completed in 2013, the centre has expanded on services offered at the Cancer Centre at Red Deer Regional Hospital by tripling the space, adding radiation therapy, and a satellite pharmacy for cancer medications among other new capabilities, improving cancer care for Central Alberta Residents. 
 
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Shepherd's Care Facility Edmonton, Alberta Shepherd's Care Vanguard is a 115-unit, multi-level, aging in place building. Design of the Vanguard building mimicked the 1914 Vanguard College to both compliment the historic venue, and blend seamlessly into the community. The project added over 123,000 of additional square feet providing much needed space. The facility features a beautiful courtyard, and is adjacent to public amenities and major bus routes making it highly accessible for visitors, residents, and staff.
 
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Seasons Retirement Communities London, Ontario Located in London, Ontario, this eight storey seniors’ residence consists of 142 suites with 104 underground parking spaces. With over 200,000 sq. ft. gross floor area, this facility has multiple common areas and gathering spaces as well as a kitchen, lobby, roof garden and beautifully landscaped areas for the residents enjoyment.
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Kelowna General Hospital Kelowna, British Columbia Renovating the Strathcona Building at the Kelowna General Hospital involved opening the space to create 40 new inpatient rooms, each with their own washroom. In addition to the upgrading the mechanical and electrical infrastructure, six coronary care unit beds and associated support spaces were added. Over 36,000 square feet was demolished and renovated, featuring open spaces and softly painted walls to promote a warm aesthetic, supporting the vision of a facility dedicated to healing.
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Vernon Jubilee Hospital Vernon, British Columbia Outfitting the top two floors of the seven-storey Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital consisted of approximately 48,200 square feet of space. The two floors now include private inpatient rooms, semi-private rooms, private isolation rooms and private bariatric rooms. Each room was designed to take advantage of the views across the Okanagan Valley. Use of local wood products were integrated into constructing the LEED Gold building, and one third of the materials were sourced locally.
 
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Fort St. John Hospital Fort St. John, British Columbia The first of its size in Northern Canada, the Fort St. John Hospital provides a state-of-the-art, LEED® Gold healthcare facility to the community. This highly anticipated hospital replacement included expanding care to 55 beds, residential care for seniors, and integration of food, laundry and material building services through a public-private partnership delivery model. Consideration of patient experience is showcased throughout with wall color and patterns, healing art themes, and views from room windows helping create a calm and relaxing environment.
 
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Country Meadows Personal Care Home Neepawa, Manitoba Located in Neepawa, MB, this personal care home contains 100 individual suites, administrative offices, and a common use area. In addition to long-term care, the facility provides community rehabilitation services, therapy and adult home care. Constructed to achieve LEED® Silver certification, the building uses geothermal system for heating/cooling and was designed for overall energy efficient performance.
 
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New Central Library Calgary, Alberta Named by Architectural Digest as one of the most anticipated projects of 2018, the new Central Library provides nearly 240,000 square feet of function and beautifully designed space in Calgary’s East Village. Offering endless resources, the library is home to a physical collection of 450,000 books, 330-seat performance hall, café, music and gaming stations, recording studios and much more. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the high-efficiency building also uniquely encapsulates the LRT tunnel, emerging at grade level on the north end. The library opened to the public on November 1, 2018 and has since been mentioned in New York Times’ 2019 list of ’52 Place to Travel’ and TIME Magazine’s 2019 list of ‘World’s Great Places’. 
 
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Bethany Riverview Calgary, Alberta Bethany Riverview is a 210-bed, four-storey specialized dementia care facility made up of approximately 200,000 square feet above a 45,000 square foot underground parkade. In addition to providing new space for Bethany Calgary’s corporate offices, the building includes a 3,000 square foot solarium and three courtyards. Housing both complex dementia care and long-term care rooms, the much-needed supportive living community is committed to improving the lives of residents and their families.
 
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Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Expansion South Alberta Serving a population of approximately 120,000 in southwestern Alberta and southeastern Saskatchewan, the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital expansion added 245,000 square feet of space. The exterior uses various materials, integrating well with the existing hospital building and facilities. Adding patient-transfer corridors, surgery and neonatal care areas, and new helipad, the state-of-the-art facility provides an elevated level of care for hospital patients.
 
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Education SOLUTIONS

A quality education creates a foundation that lasts a lifetime. It opens doors to personal opportunity and growth and strengthens entire communities.

We also believe that quality environments enhance learning. Whether it’s a new middle school or a university laboratory, the classroom is where lives are changed. Having successfully managed the new construction and renovation of K-12 and post-secondary schools across Canada, we understand education and are passionate about creating exceptional environments. We believe in the power of education because we believe in people.

Stuart Olson. People improving the quality of education.

 

“Stuart Olson means “no worries.” The outstanding finished product exemplifies Stuart Olson’s attention to detail, respect for the design intent and the cooperation of a happy crew.” Bill Nelson, Development Manager
Simon Fraser Campus Planning and Development |
Simon Fraser Technology and Science Centre – 1 & 2

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Norway House School Norway House, Manitoba The Helen Betty Osborne Ininew Resource Centre (previously named Norway House Cree Nation New Community School) sits on a 23-acre site and is one of the largest First Nation Schools in Canada. The campus consists of a central core with an open-air Elders' Courtyard, from which flows four curved wings, emulating an eagle in flight. The school houses approximately 2,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12.  
 
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McMaster University Student Activity & Fitness Expansion Hamilton, Ontario The McMaster Student Activity Building & Fitness Expansion is a four storey building addition, with over 104,000 square feet of new and renovated space. This consists of a new fitness addition, major renovation to the existing PULS Centre, and a new east gym with indoor synthetic turf. The fitness addition and renovation also includes new offices and reception area, climbing and bouldering wall, heavy weight area and various cardio and multi-purpose rooms. 

The Student Activity Building, which is targeting LEED Silver, features social spaces, an open mezzanine and atrium balcony, grocery store, multi-faith prayer rooms, community kitchen, multi-purpose room, and various storage and communal spaces.
 
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Thompson Rivers University ITTC Kamloops, British Columbia In response to labour-market demand, Thompson Rivers University expanded its industrial trades and technology programs with the new Industrial Training and Technology Centre (ITTC). At 57,000 square feet, the LEED® Gold centre supports an increase of 550 full-time-equivalent student spaces including programs not previous offered. The two-storey building features state-of-the-art classrooms, lab and shop areas, and connects to the adjacent Trades and Technology centre. Stuart Olson received the 2018 Southern Interior Construction Association Award for Leadership, having been nominated by Thompson Rivers University.
 
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R.E. Mountain Secondary School Langley, British Columbia R.E. Mountain Secondary School is a three storey, 160,000 square foot secondary school that accommodates 1,700 students in Langley, B.C. A combination of steel, concrete with metal cladding, and brick, this school provides students with an engaging learning environment. Its modern design allows for flexible classrooms and amenities. This includes an outdoor learning space and amphitheatre, two gymnasiums and an open-style auditorium, as well as access to the Township of Langley’s artificial turf fields. This project was completed on time and on budget for the 2019 school year.
 
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Okanagan College Health Sciences Centre Kelowna, British Columbia Okanagan College’s Kelowna Campus will be home to the new Health Sciences Centre. At 30,000 square feet, the facility integrates academic departments, staff, and students for greater wellness and collaboration. The building will accommodate new technologies for student spaces, adding to the educational experience. Not only targeting LEED® Gold certification, the Health Sciences Centre is also striving for Silver Certification of the WELL Educational Pilot Program, which is focussed on occupant health and wellness.
 
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UBC Orchard Commons Student Residence Vancouver, British Columbia Orchard Commons is home of the University of British Columbia Vantage College Program hosting first-year students from across the world. At approximately 450,000 square feet, the project is comprised of a shared student commons area and two new 18-storey student residence blocks. The LEED® Gold complex is spatially connected below grade, resulting in greater accessibility between the residence and amenities. A design integrating views of nature and daylight encourages more activity, and has developed a welcoming and social campus experience for students. 
 
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University of Fraser Valley Chilliwack Expansion & Renovation Chilliwack, British Columbia Expanding the University of Fraser Valley campus in Chilliwack, B.C. by 150,000 square feet required integration between renovated and constructed components. An atrium structure now connects the existing facilities, giving the campus a renewed sense of design and function. The campus houses kinesiology, early childhood education, dental and nursing training labs, wet and dry labs, classrooms, student union, offices, theatre, library and gathering hall. The renovations and additions have bred new life and purpose to what was previously an abandoned site.
 
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University of Alberta Medical Isotope Cyclotron Facility Edmonton, Alberta By repurposing a vacant building though the design-build process, the University of Alberta Medical Isotope Cyclotron Facility has become a research and academic hub. A centre for both isotope research and production, the facility includes a cyclotron vault, laboratories, materials handling areas, and administrative offices. The new facility aids in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer, cardiac, neurological, and other diseases.
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University of Alberta - St. Joseph's College Women's Residence Edmonton, Alberta To address the need for additional student housing, while acknowledging the college's history, construction of St. Joseph’s College Women’s Residence at the University of Alberta began. Through the design-build process, 282 beds, lounges, a lobby and parking were added for students. Incorporating low-flow water fixtures and low-off gassing finishes has kept the facility energy-efficient and sustainable. The final design includes red brick, helping blend the new building with the existing building.
 

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Elbow Park School Restoration Calgary, Alberta Built in 1926, Elbow Park School is a landmark building located in the heart of Elbow Park, Calgary. Retaining the historical façade and characteristics were key aspects during the restoration project. Various features were salvaged, restored and reused in the building, including the existing wood trusses in the library, lead windows on the front exterior, main entrance door, and roof cupola. The charm of the building reflects the residential atmosphere of the neighbourhood, providing an accessible elementary school for youth in the community.
 
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University of Toronto Mississauga, North Building Phase B Mississauga, Ontario The University of Toronto Mississauga North Building Phase B is a 220,000 square foot, six-storey plus penthouse that encompasses a mixture of classrooms, student spaces, and faculty offices. The project included construction of unique structural requirements for active learning classrooms and the intricately designed atrium. By applying the ‘DNA’ of the original architectural design in Phase A and integrating it into the new Phase B building, the architect successfully completed the chain of indoor and outdoor spaces travelling around the campus.
 
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University of Windsor SoCA Windsor, Ontario Renovating and expanding the existing 1901 heritage Armouries Building and new construction of the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) brings together the University of Windsor's School of Music, School of Visual Arts, and the new Film Production Program. The upgrade and construction is providing students with artistic studios, performance auditoriums, classrooms, laboratories, offices and other student and faculty facilities.
 
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Lethbridge College Trades and Technologies Lethbridge, Alberta The Trades and Technologies Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) at Lethbridge College’s Trade and Technologies program included the addition of modern shop spaces, classrooms, offices, labs, and applied research spaces. Over 165,000 square feet of addition and renovation expanded the program capacity by 65%. Consisting of spaces constructed in steel, timber and concrete, state-of-the-art equipment was also installed for program students. Targeting LEED Gold certification and ensuring an environmentally-friendly design, low cost and sustainable wood created the unique wave-form roof which optimizes daylight resulting in less energy needed for heating and cooling. 
 
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SPORTS & RECREATION

How we spend our leisure hours shapes and defines us. Sports and recreation facilities provide opportunities for people of all ages to improve health and challenge abilities.

To optimize a project’s potential, it’s important to hire the right team. One that understands the complexities of this unique sector. As a leader in the field, we’ve successfully completed a range of projects from world class Olympic venues and stadiums to community centres. Places where local teams are supported and future gold medalists are made. We’re passionate about growing potential and strengthening communities.

Stuart Olson. People shaping lives and energizing communities.

 

“Stuart Olson would be my first choice for Construction Management because of their team approach, concern for the environment and attention to quality and detail.” Don Brewster, Facilities Supervisor
Town of Banff | Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre Edmonton, Alberta The 185,000 square foot Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre was constructed to be a major gathering place in the community. LEED® Silver certified, the centre offers numerous amenities such as state-of-the-art aquatic facilities, fitness centre, climbing wall, multi-purpose meeting rooms, indoor track and child-minding areas. The building is a proud recipient of several awards including the City of Edmonton's Mayor Award, Canadian Paraplegic Association Award, and the Recreation for Life Foundation Award.
 
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Delbrook Community Recreation Centre North Vancouver, British Columbia Consisting of over 84,000 square feet, the Delbrook Community Recreation Centre replaced two aging facilities in North Vancouver, B.C. at the site of the old William Griffin Recreation Centre. Offering a variety of amenities to the community, the centre features a six-lane pool, leisure pool, racquet courts, fitness centre, gymnasium, offices, underground parkade, and an artificial turf field. Recognizing its surrounding environment, the building connects the outdoor landscape with the interior design.
 
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Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond, British Columbia The Richmond Olympic Oval has become an iconic symbol of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, winning over 30 awards. Construction of the LEED® Silver venue incorporated unique design elements including a curved wood roof structure, intended to resemble a bird’s wings in flight. Since the games, the facility has remained a high-performance sport building offering multi-sport amenities and programs. 
 
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Investors Group Field Winnipeg, Manitoba Constructed on a 20-acre site, this facility is a modern home for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club of the Canadian Football League, as well as the University of Manitoba athletic program. With a sunken playing field 25' below grade, the facility offers a 40,000-spectator capacity and overhead weather protection for 80% of fans, 52 luxury suites, and several restaurants. 
 
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Lethbridge ATB Centre Lethbridge, Alberta The ATB Centre in west Lethbridge enhances the quality of life in the city by providing individual, family and group recreational amenities for all ages. Amenities in the centre include water slides, a lazy river, surf simulator, running track, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, multi-purpose rooms and childminding areas, as well as an indoor playground and locker rooms. Filling gaps in service for the community, the ATB Centre also attracts people from across Southern Alberta.
 
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Fortius Multisport Centre Burnaby, British Columbia The Fortius Sport and Health centre in Burnaby, B.C. prepares Canada’s professional athletes for international competition, providing community wellness and recreation programs.  Construction included a double gymnasium and three additional floors of both athlete and hotel space. Consisting of five-storeys and 158,000 square feet, the LEED® Silver facility is the product of integrating world-class sport amenities, and exercise science and medicine resources to serve the community. 
 
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ARTS & CULTURE

The availability of Arts and Culture make a community more interesting and livable. Engaging its people and expanding its horizons. Connecting it to the possible.

Whether it’s a new Centre for Performing Arts or a renovated gallery, we are inspired when we’re able to add life to the communities we serve. Our unique way of doing business has provided opportunities to work creatively with communities across Canada. In the world of Arts and Culture, listening to all sides is essential. We pride ourselves on being good listeners and outstanding partners.

Stuart Olson. People opening minds and enriching lives.

 

“I have found Stuart Olson to be an outstanding example of a company committed to safety. Their active promotion of safety is the foundation of an extremely successful safety culture.” Sean Scott, Executive Director
Construction Safety Association of Manitoba | General – Misc Projects

 

CIVIC

Cities are experienced through the structures they build. Structures that are both functional and inspiring and create long-term value for the community.

Whether it’s a new government building, an airport terminal or a modern remand centre, civic construction is about maintenance, restoration and growth. Our collaborative approach to service enables us to work with all stakeholders to achieve consensus, solutions and best case results. We believe in building vibrant and accessible communities that meet the needs of the public in a responsible and imaginative way.

Stuart Olson. People bringing out the very best in communities. 

 

“My belief is any organization is only as good as its people, and Stuart Olson does a tremendous job of recruiting great people… without Stuart Olson we would not have the facility we have.” Jeff Bereza, City Councillor
City of Portage la Prairie | Portage Credit Union Centre


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The largest correctional facility in Canada by area and capacity, the Edmonton Remand Centre is a horizontal, two-storey development of approximately 610,000 square feet. Designed to accommodate greater capacity, the building offers security technologies such as integrated video court booths and hardware systems. Incorporating pre-cast elements throughout the buildings, the facility entrance features curved brick and stone creating a dramatic point of interest.

 

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Jasper Place Library Edmonton, Alberta At over 15,000 square feet, the LEED® Gold certified Jasper Place Library offers a flexible and open space that welcomes the Edmonton community. The building was designed to address the evolving role of libraries, making sure to include ample work and social areas. The Jasper Place Library is a proud recipient of several awards, including the national Green Building Award from SABMag and the Canada Green Building Council, Best New Global Design at the International Architecture Awards, the Award of Merit for architecture at both the Prairie Design Awards and Edmonton Urban Design Awards, and was the winner of New Landmark Library recognition from the Library Journal.
 
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Ellerslie Fire Hall No. 27 Edmonton, Alberta The Ellerslie Fire Department Station No. 27 is a 17,000 square foot facility with the ability to house up to six fire trucks and emergency vehicles. Amenities in the building include a laundry room, conference room, fitness room, washrooms, kitchen and dining area, and locker space. The facility was proud to receive the Gold Station Style Award in the Satellite Station category from Fire Chief Magazine, and achieve LEED® Silver certification. In addition to offering function, the layout allows for substantial natural light with an environmentally-friendly design.
 
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TRANSPORTATION

Quality transportation is the keystone for a functional and dynamic community. It enables people to connect and products to move efficiently and reliably.

Effective transportation keeps economies vibrant in an increasingly competitive world. Whether it’s the construction of a new LRT station or a highway expansion, Stuart Olson has a long history of keeping communities moving. Our streamlined, single source methods allow us to get things done by addressing complex needs resourcefully, directly and economically. A healthy transportation system is the backbone of every community.

We are Stuart Olson. People connecting communities.

 

“The City, the consultant and your organization have worked together in an extremely collaborative manner to produce two high-quality projects on time, well within budget.” David Price, Manager Facilities Construction
Transportation Infrastructure, City of Calgary | West LRT