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REGINA TRANSITIONAL AREA

Four noteworthy condominium apartment buildings were designed by our firm located in the “Transitional Area”, a heritage conservation district located south of Regina’s Central Business District and just north of Wascana Centre, Regina’s green-space focal point.

Thornton Place consists of 32 residential units. Parking is underground for 34 vehicles. The building is located on a long site amidst low rise, single and multi-residential buildings. The form of the building is separated into three distinct parts, crowned with “individual” roofs and chimneys in response to the scale and streetscape of the surrounding developments. With the vertical window forms, projecting verandas, brick and acrylic stucco finishes, the building is quite contemporary in appearance but respectful to the ambience and colours of the surrounding neighbourhood.

Awards: City of Regina Municipal Heritage Award, New Design, Sensitive Infill, 1995

The Waterford consists of 24 suites, amenity room and sunken landscaped area.  Parking is provided underground.  Building scale, articulation, massing, streetscape and relationship to adjacent and surrounding properties were important in developing the design.    These aspects formed the basis of discussions with the City of Regina, community group and heritage groups.  The entrance canopy, within the front setback, incorporates a second floor balcony, further enhancing the streetscape of the neighbourhood.  Elements  of  the  project  design  which  are  found elsewhere within this heritage neighbourhood include: hipped  tile  roofs  with  flared  eaves,  arched  rectangular window  openings,  keystones,  bracketed  eaves,  and  brick/stucco exterior wall finishes.

The Mackenzie consists of 17 suites, amenity room and landscape areas.  Given the nature and importance of heritage considerations, building scale, streetscape, and neighbours within the Transitional Area of Regina, the design and planning of this residential building was preceded by careful discussion with the community, community association, and the City of Regina and ensuing discussions during the design phase.  Balconies and bays are carefully located and formed to provide
symmetrical sculpturing to the exterior shape, adding a pleasant appearance to each face of the building with a residential scale, in keeping with and enhancing the streetscape.  Parking is provided underground.  Set behind a low classical wall at the front, the building is sited on a well-landscaped site that compliments the designated heritage residence immediately to the north.

Awards:  City of Regina Municipal Heritage Award, New Design - Sensitive Infill, 1990;
Saskatchewan Association of Architects Award of Merit, 1991

College Gardens is located on the site of the former Central Collegiate circa 1908, which was of notable design in the Collegiate Gothic style.  The buildings were left vacant in the mid-1980s and were allowed to deteriorate. Studies showed that restoration was not viable due to foundation and structural issues, and the site was redeveloped for residential use, supporting City of Regina’s objective to increase the resident population around the downtown business district.  

The scale and materials is reminiscent of the Central Collegiate design using similarly coloured brick and Tyndall stone.  The site development is one complete block and comprises three separate buildings within a landscaped setting.  The three buildings accommodate 110 residential units, incorporating underground parking and amenities within the buildings.

Awards: City of Regina Municipal Heritage Award, New Design – Sensitive Infill, 2001

 

Regina Transitional Area
Regina, Saskatchewan
Regina Transitional Area

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