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Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada - Office Building Addition

Designing a building, shaping an agency’s identity

  • 60%

    Open Office Space

  • 75K

    Square Feet

  • Ottawa, Ontario

    Ottawa, Ontario

Strengthening Public Safety Canada’s presence in Ottawa

To improve the work environment of their high security campus in the National Capital Region, Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, tasked Stantec and J.L. Richards with designing a 5 storey, 75,000 SF office building expansion. With the new addition, the client sought to not only enhance the Agency’s image, but also to create an efficient, flexible and secure workspace.

The expansion is comprised of a new office block sitting atop an expanded podium. A full height daylight filled galleria space connects the new addition to the existing building as well as the existing atrium space creating a positive sense of community. The lower floor of the galleria offers café and conference space promoting interaction and synergy.

A variety of sustainable design strategies were employed including use of local, recycled, rapidly renewable and low VOC materials, an improved envelope design, daylight and occupancy sensors, low voltage fixtures, solar shading, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

At a Glance

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J.L. Richards
Meet Our Team

Eugene Chumakov, Senior Associate

Design excellence and quality are my top priorities.

Sylvia Kim, Senior Principal, Operations Leader

It takes being both creative and analytical to bridge the gap between design excellence and business objectives.
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Michael Moxam, Vice President, Architecture

Every intervention impacts the public realm and contributes to community building. This is both our opportunity and our responsibility.
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Stephen Phillips, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings

As an architect, I have to consider that people inhabit the spaces I design. Every element should enhance and support the human experience.
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Andrew Wheelband, Associate

After 30 years in the profession, I still learn something every day. Projects have similarities, but they’re all unique and challenging.

Eugene Chumakov

Senior Associate

Sylvia Kim

Senior Principal, Operations Leader

Michael Moxam

Vice President, Architecture

Stephen Phillips

Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings

Andrew Wheelband


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