Something Borrowed, Something New

Though merely in framing stage, the Smithbuilt project is attracting attention with its blend of 100+ year old elements and the brand new additions we are creating today, in 2016.  So often we find the old being replaced by the new for monetary reasons, aesthetic reasons, and/or functionality.  At Placeworks, we are enjoying the effort we are putting in to letting the past shine through while we redesign this heritage building. If you share our love for heritage buildings, check out the links below and take a look at some of our favourites in Calgary. In the comment section, let us know which heritage building(s) you admire!

West Hillhurst Sneak-a-Peek!

Amazing shots that were just dropped by robertscott.ca photography of a project that was just finished for a pair of our great clients.

This West Hillhurst home is the second we’ve worked together on with them in the past few years. Their changing circumstances and travels gave us a rare chance to collaborate again. Hats Off as well to the crew at Conroy Custom Homes.

More photos will be found shortly when the new http://www.placeworksdesign.com comes to life.

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Some Project Images

Just a quick update to a couple of placeworks projects now under construction.
Construction is well underway for our Client’s lease-space in the newly developed and incredible Biscuit Block in Victoria Park. Taking up the entire main floor of this 100+ year old Timber and Brick Building, the space is going to be about light and texture. Karson Builders are knocking it out of the park too.

Biscuit Block

Biscuit Block


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Biscuit Board Room

Biscuit Board Room


We’re close to completing a large and complex full renovation and addition in Kelvin Grove. The home’s main floor has been reconfigured to create incredible connections to large garden space now reinforced by the newly added glass walled family room. Great clients – great project.

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove


Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove

Pecha Kucha Round 2 Tonight!

The second Pecha Kucha Evening goes tonight at 7pm at the Uptown Cinema!

Sponsored and moderated by the good folk at CADA, the topic that the presenters will chew on is Living and Working.  And remember, what makes these evenings so interesting is that each presenter is limited to showing and talking about 22 slides for 30 seconds each.

For a full list of presenters, logistics and other information, please go to http://www.calgaryartsdevelopment.com/

See you there!