One doesn’t often get the opportunity to construct the same building a second time, but that’s exactly what happened with the Slave Lake Government Centre & Library.

The original structure was only a year old when the devastating 2011 wildfire ravaged the Town of Slave Lake, including this project. With so much destruction, we knew that our client was overwhelmed, and accordingly we offered to shoulder much of the load for the rebuild.

Thanks to a strong relationship that we had built with the town, they empowered us to act on their behalf, working directly with insurers and contractors to raise a new building from the ash.

Within a year of the fire, the first phase of the Government Centre and Library opened, proving the value of client relationships built with honesty, integrity and mutual respect.

The rebuilt Slave Lake Government Centre & Library became LEED Certified in January 2017.

Scope: New Construction/Renovation, Rebuild
Completion: New Construction: 2010, Rebuild: 2012
Size (m2): 7,695
Awards: BOMA Edmonton Pinnacle Award for Above & Beyond the Call of Duty (2013)
Location: Slave Lake, Alberta

This is a building that works. The Slave Lake Government Centre and Library is a first-class, well planned, sustainable building that will support the people who use it and work there by enabling efficient delivery of key services. — Honourable Ray Danyluk, Former Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Alberta