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D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 | 43 ARIA R EN D ER I N G CO U RT E SY G R ACO R P While commitment to quality was the prime consideration throughout the design and construction pro- cess, Murphy is especially charmed by Gracorp's ability to think outside the box and incorporate elements that distinguish their projects in a fiercely competitive market. "For ARIA they augmented the courtyard with a silver Airstream trailer that can be rented for parties and other occasions," he says. "That, along with large, loose planters, really brings the courtyard to life and imparts a playful, funky ambiance." Given that Save-On-Foods had a fixed move-in date, construction was dictated by aggressive timelines, with Graham first focusing on the western portion of the project where the gro- cer would be located. Brown and black brick was used extensively at ground level to give specific retail units a dis- tinct identity, and long-board cladding defined the residential units. Stucco was used in large areas such as the rear of Save-On-Foods, with reveal lines for added visual interest. As of December, the developers were anticipating a spring 2021 com- pletion, and Murphy is pleased with how close collaboration resulted in an impressive addition to Calgary's nascent mixed-use residential market. "ARIA will definitely please residents and retailers," he says. "It was a very satisfying project all around." A LOCATION 32 Avenue NW and Shaganappi Train NW, Calgary, Alberta OWNER /DEVELOPER Gracorp ARCHITECT NORR GENER AL CONTR ACTOR Graham Group STRUCTUR AL CONSULTANT TRL & Associates Ltd. MECHANICAL CONSULTANT Remedy Engineering ELECTRICAL CONSULTANT SMP Engineering CIVIL CONSULTANT Jubilee Engineering Consultants Ltd. TOTAL SIZE 245,000 square feet (residential) 63,500 square feet (commercial/retail) TOTAL COST $127 million Structural steel + miscellaneous metals We specialize in creating innovative solutions for challenging, complex projects. From decorative railings to multilevel structural steel, we take pride in every detail of making your project a reality. Proud to be part of the James Avenue Pumping Station project. 204-233-7600 Phoenix_AWARD_1220.indd 1 12/8/20 1:11 Municipal Engineering | Project Management Infrastructure Design | Storm Water Management Erosion and Sediment Control Proud to be associated with the ARIA project in Calgary. P: 403-276-1001 | F: 403-276-1012 | JubileeEngineering_AWARD_1220.indd 1 12/7/20 8:18 SOUTHERN COMFORT MECHANICAL INC We are proud to have worked on the James Avenue Pumping Station project. SouthernMechanical_AWARD_1220.indd 1 12/7/20 8:32

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