BCL Engineering Office Building
23,099 sq. ft.
Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Contract Administration
The design of BCL Engineering’s Saskatoon Office is simply two rectangular boxes stacked on top of one another and twisted slightly at one end to create a usable roof terrace and main entrance lobby overhang. The visually appealing exterior is designed to be cost-effective through utilizing off-the-shelf materials. Two different pre-finished metal cladding profiles in two different standard colours are used both vertically and horizontally on the building face. This effect is mixed in with architectural concrete block along the base of the building for added durability.
The building is designed for indoor comfort and energy efficiency, allowing for abundant access to natural light through large windows on all four sides of the building. Insulation is upgraded for the roof and walls, and deep mullion caps on the windows allow for light control. Window frames are thermally broken and double glazed sealed units have lowE coating to further increase efficiency. With occupant comfort and well-being in mind, the north end of the second floor has three large windows that provide natural light to the open office concept planned for this space. There is a staff deck on the second floor that is built into the crank of the second floor and provides staff with an outdoor area off of a south facing lunchroom. For temperature control, all offices have operable windows and radiant floor heating throughout.
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