Wood Design Award, Commercial, WoodWORKS, the Canadian Wood Council
Ontario Concrete Award, Material Development and Innovation: Cast-In-Place Concrete
LEED Rating Achieved: Gold
Client: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
Canada's largest retailer of outdoor clothing, gear, and service, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is widely recognized for its commitment to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. MEC asked us to produce an environmentally-responsive retail environment in an evolving urban neighbourhood. Recognizing that the life of retail stores is limited, they also wanted the building to provide options for future site densification, given that property value is tied to the land, not the building.