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From Cannon DesignA look at the Richmond Olympic Oval in BC, by Cannon DesignA look at the Richmond Olympic Oval in BC, by Cannon Design

The Richmond Olympic Oval is major venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Conceived by Cannon Design to be one of the world’s largest speed-skating facilities, the Oval displays a massive wood...


Winner  of AIA's National Healthcare Design Award in the category dedicated to built projects, less than $25 million (construction cost)

Lutheran-General-10This project is an addition to and renovation of an existing building that suffered from limited floor-to-floor heights, scarce natural light and poor air circulation. The design team responded by creating an open, light-filled environment for medical/radiation oncology, imaging, and breast health services.

Lutheran-General-11 Lutheran-General-09Thoughtful planning and design addressed the client’s needs. The challenge of matching the low floor to floor heights necessitated a circulation and public space strategy that would build a sense of community within the building while maintaining discretion of use.
Lutheran-General-08Lutheran-General-03Lutheran-General-02Lutheran-General-06Circulation and atrium spaces are applied like a kind of “faceplate” to the existing structure of the building. To provide light and facilitate way-finding, the main circulation spine features a three-story atrium. The result is a redefinition of public/program space within the existing vocabulary of the hospital – a kind of semi- transparent community edge. This is architecture of inclusion and connection to the site.Lutheran-General-04

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