Heritage Calgary Awards Recognize Two RJC Projects
Two projects that RJC was a part of, both with LeMay Architecture & Design, received Heritage Calgary Awards. The awards are held every two years to honour and recognize those who have made efforts to identify, preserve and promote heritage in Calgary.
The Centennial Planetarium won the 2021 Heritage Calgary Award: Resource Conservation – Non-Residential. Originally built in 1967 for the 100th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Brutalist-style Planetarium was in need of a renovation to bring it into compliance with current building codes, while also retaining the building as a historical statement of significance. RJC was the structural engineer for the project. Phase one consisted of various upgrades to restrooms and food preparation room, the construction of a media room, and the conversion of the main room to a large gallery space. Phase two saw a number of much-needed upgrades including the replacement of the heating system, a modernization of the HVAC system, upgrades to the electrical systems, the replacement of the roof, and the construction of a new plaza entryway.
Historic City Hall was awarded a 2021 Heritage Calgary Award: Special Recognition. The rehabilitation of City Hall was the most significant and complex heritage conservation project ever undertaken by the City of Calgary. Built between 1907 and 1911, the City embarked on an extensive restoration effort in 2016 to help restore and preserve this important building. RJC provided structural engineering, structural restoration, building science and heritage conservation services.
Congratulations to all award winners!