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The Capitol

An opportunity to experience different tastes

  • $550K

    Construction Value

  • 115

    Year-old Building

  • Regina, Saskatchewan

    Regina, Saskatchewan

What would the 1920s prohibition, a historical Regina Movie Theatre, and burlesque look like in one building?

Create something unique—a one-of-a-kind restaurant experience that Regina was missing. The Capitol brings people in from the street to relax, enjoy the drinks, savor the food, and listen to live music of the era; a space for all the senses. To ensure the guests have the full experience, the menu and drinks cater to the 1920s with old-fashioned drinks and rustic tapas eats.

Located in the heart of downtown in an older two-story building (and previously known as Loggie’s, a famous 1900s-era shoe store), the space had character but also some concerns, like designing the kitchen—which involved various mechanical option reviews. Understanding the tight budget, we found innovative ways to create a luxurious interior that reflected the glamor of the 1920s. For example, the ceiling looks like old tin panels, but in reality it’s a textured vinyl wall covering that was painted gold. Two other features in the space are the black marble counter tops and eye-catching brick wall. Both are epoxy finishes which are less than half the cost of the actual materials.

It’s a unique bar that gives people the opportunity to experience a taste of history and listen to local jazz musicians. Since its opening, The Capitol has been packed and the feedback from patrons is positive. The Capitol pays great homage to the building’s history and Regina’s history, and it was a creative and inspiring project to be part of.

At a Glance

Offices
Awards
2015 Saskatchewan Premier's Awards of Excellence in Design Award of Merit, Interior Design
Meet Our Team

Melissa Haynes, Interior Designer

The greatest compliment is when clients say, ‘We don’t know how we would have done this without you'.

Jeff Jurzyniec, Principal, Buildings Sector Lead

Our role as designers means more than shelter; we create meaning in our environment and communities.
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Jeff Osborne, Principal, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Buildings

Understanding our client’s business and processes is fascinating and infectious—you become invested in their success.
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Ian Walker, Senior Associate, Electrical Discipline Lead

I love the complexity and diversity of healthcare and industrial projects.
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Melissa Haynes

Interior Designer

Jeff Jurzyniec

Principal, Buildings Sector Lead

Jeff Osborne

Principal, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Buildings

Ian Walker

Senior Associate, Electrical Discipline Lead

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