Calgary Tours

Calgary International Airport 
GEC Architecture & EllisDon


To ensure that passengers at YYC, one of Canada’s busiest airports, provides the highest quality experience for its passengers, it is important that the Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) in both the International Terminal and Domestic operate as one system to provide seamless connections for baggage between domestic, international and transborder flights. With the new International Terminal completed and in operation for over a year, and with over 16 million passengers (and rising) being processed per year at the airport, The Calgary Airport Authority  is working with YYC and Crisplant (a leading innovator of baggage handling systems) to update the Domestic terminal with the faster and more energy-efficient baggage movement systems already in use in the International Terminal.


Rob Wenarchhuk

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University of Calgary: MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment
Stuart Olson Construction

The MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment involves a significant renovation and expansion to the University of Calgary's MacKimmie Library Tower and a full rebuild of the Library Block. Once completed, this project will provide a re-energized central hub of improved and new academic learning spaces, centralized undergraduate and graduate student services, new student study space and office spaces in the heart of campus. The project will involve more than 32,000 square metres of gross floor area, with construction ramping up in 2017 and completion targeted for 2022. 

The integrated design process and advanced energy modelling are employed to support a low-energy, near-zero-carbon design. Schematic design work by the project team has identified the following strategies that are targeted for incorporation into this project:

  • Double-skin facade with active shading systems

  • Building-integrated renewable energy generation

  • Active and passive natural ventilation

  • High thermal mass construction

  • Daylighting

  • Leveraging the University of Calgary district energy systems

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