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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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Seasons Retirement Communities 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 BC 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 BC 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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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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R.E. Mountain Secondary School BC 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 BC 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 BC 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 BC 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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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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Delbrook Community Recreation Centre 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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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


 

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