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Kitikmeot Inuit Association Office Building

Uniting business groups

  • Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

    Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Creating a unified identity and supporting the community

The Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) is a business development corporation in western Nunavut, representing the regional interests of Nunavummiut by protecting and promoting their social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic wellbeing. To create a solid identity and bring all of their various organizations under one roof, the KIA needed a new office building—and we designed it.

The atrium and shallow floorplate placements were paramount to the KIA’s design strategy. As a main feature, south-facing glazing in the two-and-a-half storey atrium brings light into the circulation space, creating a public gathering area and gallery with alcove seating at stair landings between the two second floors. A skylight with a mirrored well directs light deep into the entryway of the conference room. To ensure ample daylighting for every office, ancillary and support services occupy the core of the long narrow work areas.

On the exterior, the atrium is painted black to maximize solar gain and to function as a beacon during winter whiteouts. The main level accommodates the more interactive arm of the association, while a wide ramp down to the conference area affords increased ceiling heights for public functions.

With their new facility, KIA is better equipped to support the community and the people who live and work there.

Meet Our Team

Kristen Smith, Senior Associate

By recognizing the value that the client or contractor brings to the table, you develop a mutual respect for one another—that creates a foundation for compromise and leads to successful projects.

Arlen Foster, Associate, Civil/Environmental Engineer

I enjoy teaming with clients, contractors and designers to manage risks the Arctic brings, producing a product that all are proud of.
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  • Kristen Smith

    Senior Associate

  • Arlen Foster

    Associate, Civil/Environmental Engineer

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