Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Project Value: $20 Million

Cecil Place is a new building development cited on the former location of the infamous Cecil Hotel in downtown Edmonton. It is a mixed-use development accommodating a main floor commercial/retail space, two floors of commercial office space and one level of underground parking.

Situated on a “heritage character” street intersection, Jasper Avenue and 104 Street, the building aesthetic merges historic contextual references and contemporary architectural materials. A curved decorative masonry façade reflects the texture and rhythms of openings, bays, and datum lines of the historic Birks Building across the road while also bringing the contrast of more modern exterior treatments, such as smooth aluminium panels and curtain wall glazing.

The plans for the upper floors are unique in the city. Outdoor and rooftop patios offer amenity areas for office/retail employees and customers. Second and third floor projections over Jasper Avenue and 104th Street offer unprecedented vistas for strategically placed boardrooms, executive offices and unique retail zones.

Award:

2007 Award of Merit in Urban Architecture | Edmonton Urban Design Award from the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) Alberta Chapter and the City of Edmonton.