This iconic building represents a new dawn for both St. John Ambulance Edmonton and for Edmontonian architecture.
The city’s first LEED® Silver project replaced the former structure that St. John Ambulance outgrew after forty years of operation. This group provides community service, as well as first aid and CPR training. Offering enhanced instructional and administrative spaces as well as increased parking for occupants, the new building meets the board’s mandate of a facility that “is more than a building and more of an experience.”
Reinforcing the organization’s commitment to community and responsibility, myriad sustainable strategies reduce operational expenses by 52%, earning the building the city’s first-ever LEED® Silver certification.
St. John Ambulance Edmonton expresses the organization’s uninterrupted commitment to the dissemination of knowledge over its long history and continues to serve as a living project example that promotes a healthy and environmentally sensitive approach to design, construction, working and living.
Scope: New Construction
Size (m²): 3,300
Awards: Venice Biennale in Architecture – Selected as part of 41-66* Architecture In Canada project (2008), OECD Program on Educational Buildings – Award for Exemplary Educational Facility (2005)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta