Happy Holidays!

We just wanted to pass on best wishes for the holiday season to you all.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to placeworks if you need any assistance in addressing your design and project needs, or even in trying to define those. Whether your project is residential or commercial, we can help you start things moving by having an initial discussion and answering questions you may have – and let you get to know us and our capabilities at the same time.

Here are a few quick images that we took of a great residential project in Marda Loop just completed in time for the holiday break. They’ll have to do until we get our photographer in to work their magic and truly capture the results of a great collaboration with our wonderful clients.

Enjoy, and of course, Happy New Year from us all!

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How Office Design is Evolving Today

20795727094_10ef20402e_bSociety is changing, technology is developing, and the nature of business is evolving; in order to stay current and relevant, many employers are investing in office re-design to ensure that their company is creating an environment that results in happy, productive, and loyal employees.

Results of a recent study from Herman Miller highlight the main shifts in workplace design; we want to share them with you with our take on corporate design, below.

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Questions to Ask an Architect or Designer

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Whether you are renovating or building new, taking on an architectural/design project can be daunting due to the grand effects it will have on your life both during and after the process. You are going to need to be able to trust, rely on, and get along with your architect or designer so it is important to pick the one most suited to you, your project type, and your budget.

If you’re unsure of what kind of questions you should be asking in order to make your decision of who to hire, then here are a few to get you started. Continue reading

Yeehaw! A New Home for Smithbilt Hats, Just In Time for Stampede.

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30 pages of architectural drawings.

6 permits and permit revisions.

3 designated uses.

1 project.

Voila! You have the recipe for the completely unique, challenging, and equally rewarding mixed use project of ours that we are excited to get to share with you. Continue reading

Sandrin Construction Ltd.

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We have added another wonderful, local builder to the Partners page on our website…. Sandrin Construction Ltd. is just wrapping up construction on a residential project that we designed and we must say that their work is spectacular! With a high attention to detail and a desire to make the client happy in a now-functional space, Sandrin Construction executed a fine exterior and interior renovation. At our last site visit, we were blown away by the transformation of the house; instead of outdated and cramped, the new floor plan and finishes create a comfortable space that looks fresh and welcoming. If you’d like to see more of their work, you can find them on our Partners page or you can visit http://www.sandrinconstruction.com/

 

Welcoming Spring and A New Site!

It’s been a long time coming but we’re excited to promote the launch of our new website; Placeworks is fresh, updated, and now compatible with mobile devices. Please check it out for yourselves and we invite you to circulate the link with anyone who may find it interesting or useful. Just follow this link! http://www.placeworksdesign.com/20170323-blog-post

Website, Wes, and Wonder

The new website is on its way. Last week, we spent a fun morning at Adina Photography’s studio getting the team’s portraits taken. The dogs participated as well, of course! Jayseadesigns will be finishing things off in the near future and many of our recent projects will appear!

Wes Bou-Saleh has just joined us to spend his work-placement term from Dalhousie. We’re excited to have this creative, humorous and friendly fellow who hails from the Sylvan Lake area in the office until the end of August.

Things are rolling here on a number of projects including some residential, a sports-health clinic in a great mid-century modern building in the Beltline, and the Sure-Gain Fletcher Mills historic site in Inglewood. The projects at our favorite Village Brewery (a cool lab overlooking the ‘floor) and Source Energy Services new headquarters on the main floor of Victoria Park’s Biscuit Block are now complete – images coming soon!