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Awards 2017

Sun Life Financial

Piapot First Nation Arbour

Silver Sage Elder's Lodge

Fox Valley Housing

Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute

Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan

TM'Z Veterinary Clinic

New Branch Construction

Interior Renovation Cedar Place Medical Clinic

Primary Health Care Center

Allan Bay Manor (New Seniors Housing)

Interior Renovations, Chateau Tower Main, Ministry of Social Services

Hill Centre III Tenant Interior Renovations

The Lobby Public House

Parkland College Trades and Technology Center

Fromm Manor - Independent Living Units

Social Services - 2045 Broad Street

5525 Dewdney Avenue

Apostolic Church Addition

Victoria Park Amenity Pavilion

Prairie Centre Credit Union Renovations

Okanese Band Office, Okaneses First Nation

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Awards 2017

Premier's Awards of Excellence in Design - Design Council of Saskatchewan

Our Team at Kreate Architecture and Design Ltd. is honoured to have been awarded the Premier's Award of Excellence in Design 2017 for the Piapot First Nation Arbour enclosure. 

The arbour hosts events throughout the summer months, culminating in a Powwow gathering on the third weekend in August of each year.  This gathering provides a celebration of First Nation’s culture, heritage and activities; all centrally located within the arbour / powwow grounds. The design process engaged the client team in an interactive fashion including site reviews, opportunities for cultural growth, functional attributes, powwow sequencing and activities as well as potential materials, site access and orientation.  This process included sketching, site demonstrations and model making to successfully illustrate proposed concepts for confirmation and approval by the client committee.

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Sun Life Financial

Regina, Saskatchewan

Area
12,000 SF

Completion Date
August 15th, 2017

The project involved a tenant improvement of a renovated retail space; total area of 12,200 square feet.The design was initiated by SunLife Financial with final modifications completed through Kreate Architecture and Design Ltd.

The project followed through an invitational bid process with Dura Construction Ltd being selected as the successful general contractor.The overall contract administration component included coordination with landlord provision of services and tenant requirements.

The process was successfully completed in accordance with the established move schedules and tenant coordination provided by SLF and Colliers. An effective communications strategy was employed throughout the project with weekly project coordination meetings via teleconference, bi-weekly inspections and direct communication with the landlord trades.

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Piapot First Nation Arbour

Zehner, Saskatchewan

Client
Piapot First Nation

Completion Date
2017

The arbour hosts events throughout the summer months, culminating in a Powwow gathering on the third weekend in August of each year.  This gathering provides a celebration of First Nation’s culture, heritage and activities; all centrally located within the arbour / powwow grounds. The design process engaged the client team in an interactive fashion including site reviews, opportunities for cultural growth, functional attributes, powwow sequencing and activities as well as potential materials, site access and orientation.  This process included sketching, site demonstrations and model making to successfully illustrate proposed concepts for confirmation and approval by the client committee.

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Silver Sage Elder's Lodge

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Silver Sage Holdings Ltd

Area
32,000 square feet (2,900 square metres)

Construction Cost
$6,500,000

Completion Date
November 2015

Project Description
The project represents a key aspect of Kreate’s commitment to client services.  The process for design and construction was initiated through several client meetings involving Elders from provincial First Nations Organizations. The process was carefully constructed to provide the Elders with a true voice in determining the outcome of design and development for their future living space.

Kreate led the process of review with the Elders group along with coordination directly with the Silver Sage Board of Governors to complete the design for a unique and adept housing complex; a direct response to the needs, wants and desires of the Elders.

Construction of this $6.5million complex is nearing completion with specialty aspects of the design becoming visibly apparent to all participants:

 

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Fox Valley Housing

Client
Silver Sage Holdings Ltd.

Interior Area
5093 square feet (473 square m

Completion Date
July, 2017

Project Description

The project represents a key aspect of Kreate’s commitment to client services. The process for design and construction was initiated through several client meetings with Fox Valley Consulting.

The nature of the project is to serve as a transition residence for families undergoing care and assistance of Social Services, enabling families to remain integrated and eliminating the requirement for foster care assistance.

Construction of this $3.8million new development includes 14 units as a combination of two and three-bedroom suites. The project has specifically been designed in coordination with Foxvalley Consulting. 

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Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute

Estevan, Saskatchewan

Client
Southeast Regional College

Area
4,090 square metres (44,000 square feet)

Status
Project Complete

Project Description
A+K Architects, a joint venture, demonstrated our design skills in the creation of the first energy training institute within Saskatchewan.  

A+K Architects is a registered corporation, solidifying the union between Kreate Architecture and Design Ltd and Alton Tangedal Architect Ltd,   Our corporationa was selected through a proposal call to provide services on the project.

Our involvement included facility research, travel to similar organizations in Western Canada, staff interviews, and programming. We provided a complete design solution through an integrated process.  A significant component of the design process was the integrated working sessions with the client, exploring alternative solutions, weighing benefits of design alterations related to educational delivery and enjoying the joint process of discovery and resolution.

This facility is comprised of 4,090 square metres (44,000 sf) in two storeys.  The site is located in the south-east sector of the City of Estevan, a newly developed industrial subdivision.

 

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Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan

Area
11,202.10 square feet (1040.71 square metres)

Budget
$674,704

Completion Date
June 2013

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TM'Z Veterinary Clinic

Lumsden, Saskatchewan

Client
TM'Z Veterinary Clinic

Area
8,240 square feet (766 square metres)

Status
Project Complete.

Completion Date
May 2013

The TM'z Veterinary Clinic represents the culmination of four years worth of work contributed by the client, Dr. Tanya Marshall and Kreate Architecture and Design Ltd. 

The facility is unique in its approach to animal healthcare and treatment, providing a warm, sensitive environment for the patients and patrons while maintaining highly sensitive medical practices.  The final design solution is the result of extensive hours in design, review, model building, three-dimensional assessments and revisions.

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New Branch Construction

Eston, Saskatchewan

Client
Prairie Centre Credit Union

Area
4,445 square feet (413 square metres)

Status
Project Complete

Construction Cost
$2

Completion Date
December 2013

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Interior Renovation Cedar Place Medical Clinic

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Dr. Rob Horner, MD

Area
6558.48 square feet (609.30 square metres)

Construction Cost
$969,795

Completion Date
June 2013

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Primary Health Care Center

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Client
Sun Country Health Region

Area
3625.68 square feet (336.83 square meter)

Construction Cost
$472,570

Completion Date
August 2014

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Allan Bay Manor (New Seniors Housing)

Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Client
Yorkton Housing Corporation

Area
18,171 square feet (1688.1 square metres)

Construction Cost
$2,927,120

Completion Date
December 2011

Project Description:
Kreate Architecture has worked directly with the Yorkton Housing Corporation on building retrofit and new construction projects. 

Projects were completed from the pre-design stage through programming into construction.  Kreate managed the process in coordination with YHC through all stages of the project. Project Scope included 22 unit seniors housing development complete with central heating plant.  Design focused on integration of common areas along with circulation and security to provide a safe, stable environment for the tenants.

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Interior Renovations, Chateau Tower Main, Ministry of Social Services

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Ministry of Government Services

Area
6,025 square feet (560 square metres)

Construction Cost
$656,328

Completion Date
March 2012

Project Description
Kreate was commissioned to provide full consulting scope for approximately 560 square metres (6,025 square feet) of renovation located on the main floor level, north side located in Chateau Towers, 1940 Broad Street.  The scope of work included:

  • Conceptual Design for interior renovations.
  • Design Development related to final approved concept.
  • Construction Documents (full drawings and specifications).
  • Assistance/coordination during the tender period.
  • Contract Administration.
  • Post-Construction Services (As-built, warranty inspections)

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Hill Centre III Tenant Interior Renovations

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Ministry of Government Services

Area
x square feet (4,500 square metres)

Construction Cost
$1,887,783

Completion Date
March 2013

Project Description
This project consisted of the tenant improvement of 4,500 square metres over five floors of a new office tower, using standardized and previously purchased furniture. The tenant work was completed in tandem with the completion of the base building and utilized the same trades. Extensive coordination between tenant and landlord requirements was required to ensure this project ran smoothly and was completed on time.

Special  consideration  required  for  this  project  included  the  requirement  to  relocate  an  existing  rolling  file system within the space and ensure the existing structural system could withstand the additional load.

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The Lobby Public House

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
The Lobby Public House (Mr. Kashmir Bahia)

Area
3395.63 square feet (315.46 square meter)

Construction Cost
$288,285

Completion Date
April 2014

Project Description
Kreate was solicited by the Lobby Public House based on our previous hospitality experience with Rock Creek Grill and Chili’s restaurant developments in both Saskatoon and Regina.

The organization set out to establish a unique environment, providing specific opportunities within the establishment for gathering, interaction, team activities and social media connections. The design solution provides a variety of spaces and zones to connect and participate within the hospitality theme.

Kreate worked directly with the owners to develop a programme for spaces that would accommodate their needs while maintaining control over the development and operating costs. Our experience in hospitality environments allowed for participation in the financial forecasting, projected staffing requirements, daily operation costs and long term projections for revenue and expenditure.

Project delivery followed an integrated process with the Landlord, tenant and contractor working in concert to deliver specific components of the project, coordinated by the documents and direction provided by Kreate and the engineering team

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Parkland College Trades and Technology Center

Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Client
Parkland Regional College

Construction Cost
$11,083,180

Completion Date
July 2015

Project Description
Kreate Architecture and Design Ltd, in joint venture with Alton Tangedal Architect Ltd, was selected to commission full consulting services on the new Trades & Technology center for Parkland College.  This $11-million project represents the culmination of three years in planning and design.

This project represents our second major capital project for post-secondary education.

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Fromm Manor - Independent Living Units

Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Client
Yorkton Housing Corporation

Area
3931.11 square feet (365.21 square metres)

Construction Cost
$1,313,000

Completion Date
May 2015

Project Description
Based on a strong working relationship, Kreate was awarded the commission for full consulting services on Fromm Manor, an independent living unit complex for persons with acquired brain injuries and high functioning independence. 

This project illustrates our strong commitment towards design resolution to suit the needs of the client and end users.  The project was initiated through a series of meetings and independent research into the nature, attributes, idiosyncrasies and physical attributes of the proposed tenant group.  Numerous interactive sessions were conducted with the client, service provider groups and community members to determine the optimum design solution for this particular tenant.

The final building programme amounted to eleven (11) units based on a bachelor/one bedroom suite.  Each unit is self contained with full washrooms and kitchen areas.  The area designed for a single unit amounted to an economical floor plate of 325 square feet (30 square meters).  The programme included site design to accommodate individual access along with exterior activity areas for each tenant.

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Social Services - 2045 Broad Street

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Central Services

Area
6,000 square metres

Status
Ongoing project

Project Description:
This project involved the tenant improvement of six floor plates of South Broad Plaza, with a total area of 6,000 square metres. The design was created using standardized workstation configurations and marked a change from a floor plate of enclosed offices, to an open office concept throughout.

In additional to relocating and reorganizing over 350 FTEs, this project included a complete upgrade of the mechanical systems, the installation of an extensive security system, and high security millwork in the reception areas.

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5525 Dewdney Avenue

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Silver Sage Holdings Inc.

Area
8,040ft2 (747 m2)3 Storeys

Budget
$3,190,000

Status
Bid call pending final approval

Project Description
Kreate Architecture was commissioned by Silver Sage Holdings Ltd to act as prime consultant in the design and construction of a new housing facility within Regina.

The facility is located on reclaimed land proffered by the City of Regina as part of the urban infill initiative.

The design of this facility stems from an interactive process working closely with Silver Sage and their program partner, Foxvalley Consulting.  The purpose of the building is to provide a stable, secure environment for families in crisis; an environment where counselling, life skills and family skills will be coached and developed while maintaining the family structure. 

This initiative, promoted by the Ministry of Social Services, is intended to reduce the level of dependency on the foster child program by providing the opportunity to maintain family structure.

Our role in the process involved multiple meetings with the client and consulting group to determine the specific requirements of the tenant group and family structure. Attributes have been designed into the building to promote interaction between families and counselling services based on First Nations communal structures

The project also includes unique sustainable initiatives including enhanced insulating exterior wall systems, greywater retention for rainwater collection and solar panel energy grid servicing at the roof level.

This project is unique in both its design for specific clientele and its integration of sustainable components into affordable housing strategies.

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Apostolic Church Addition

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Regina Apostolic Church

Status
Bid call pending final approval

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Victoria Park Amenity Pavilion

Regina, Saskatchewan

Client
Regina Downtown Business Improvement District

Area
1000 square feet

Status
Construction document stage

Project Description
Kreate was commissioned by Regina Downtown Business Improvement District to design a new visitor pavilion for the Victoria Park Promenade.  The scope of services was to include design and engineering services for construction of a single amenity pavilion to be located at the north-west side of Victoria Park (12th Avenue) in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The anticipated structure was to be a single storey entity of approximately 1,000 square feet; partially based over the existing foundations.

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Prairie Centre Credit Union Renovations

Main Street, Eatonia SK

Client
Prairie Centre Credit Union

Area
1882 square feet (174.9 square metres)

Status
Construction document stage

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Okanese Band Office, Okaneses First Nation

Balcarres, SK

Client
Okanese First Nation No. 382

Area
4200 square feet (390 sqaure metres)

Status
Scheduled for completion December 2015

Construction Cost
$1,451,513

Project Description
The project was provided to Kreate in direct response to the First Nation’s need for new band administration and governance. The original band office, completed by Kurt Dietrich at a previous firm, had been destroyed by fire.

Kreate engaged with the Okanese Council to determine the best possible solution for the organization’s processes and activities. Discussion was conducted at length to review the positive and negative aspects of the original building’s functions, and provide alternatives to resolve the difficulties and enhance the benefits.

The final design solution was developed as a series of structures, reminiscent of the original band office, connected along a flowing spine. The separation of functions within the administration and governance portfolios is achieved by located specific groups in separate wings with a common entrance.

The building provides for a semblance of permanence and history through its homage to the original building, a structure that current council members experienced while growing up there. It also incorporates new features and functions to allow for growth and change within the organization

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