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Holiday Inn Express

St. Albert, AB


This Holiday Inn Express hotel is located in St.Albert, Alberta. It consists of 120 guest-rooms with a fitness room, a conference room, a pool with a slide, a grand breakfast and meeting areas.

Although simple in form, the building design offers an advanced and sophisticated envelope design that surpasses the minimum energy code requirements while keeping the cost of construction low.  Additionally, the structure of the roof is designed to have the capacity to support the weight of photovoltaic panels which will be added in the future.

One of our numerous tasks on this project was to specify locally available alternatives to the brand prototype design to be more sustainable, more durable and more cost-efficient. Considerations for the second phase of developments on the site to include a QSR with a  drive-through, a convenience store, gas bar and touchless car wash, made our design tasks more complicated and of course more intriguing.

Completion is expected to be in October 2020.