Top Projects 2009: Institutional/Runner-up

Rotary/Flames House

The $9.8-million Rotary/Flames House in Calgary has the distinction of being the first children's hospice in Alberta. Designed by Graham Edmunds Cartier Architecture with construction by EllisDon, the hospice that will serve families from southern Alberta who are caring for a child with a progressive or life-threatening illness.

Top Projects 2009: Institutional/Winner

Art Gallery of Alberta

Love it or hate it, there's no denying the originality of the Art Gallery of Alberta. Designed by Randall Stout Architects, Inc. of Los Angeles, the $88-million, steel and glass structure consists of 85,000 sq. ft of gallery, public and classroom space, including a 5,000 sq. ft atrium.

Top Projects 2009: Industrial/Winner

Keephills 3 Power Plant

The $1.8-billion, 450 MW Keephills 3 Power Plant, under construction west of Edmonton, is the first coal-fired generating plant in five years, a sibling to the existing Keephills operation and the product of a joint venture partnership between TransAlta and Capital Power, formerly Epcor.

Top Projects 2009: Industrial/Runner-Up

Inland-Spy Hill Pipe Plant

The Inland-Spy Hill Pipe Plant's fully automated 84,000 sq. ft concrete pipe plant is notable for being the first of its kind in western Canada as well as for being built on some potentially shaky ground. The single-storey building is on a mined portion of Inland's gravel pit, a situation that challenged industrial site developer, Idea Group.

Top Projects 2009: Industrial/Runner-Up

OEM Remanufacturing addition

OEM Remanufacturing of Edmonton remanufactures engine and powertrain components for the railway, natural gas, and diesel sectors. The company is a stickler for cleanliness. Dust and dirt in the engines and filters can get into the lubrication system and cause products to fail.

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