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Facade renovation to the historic Tipton Block on Whyte Avenue included new glazing and windows, repointed brick, restoration of metal cornice and details, painting, new signage, new architectural lighting and new roll-up awnings. We aimed to restore the main floor glazing sizes closer to what would have been originally built, removing a bulkhead and changes made in the 1950's, while using modern commercial glazing and functional accordian folding windows that provide connection between the main floor business and the street....

This three-bedroom straw bale home was designed for an exposed prairie location near Big Valley, Alberta. Careful consideration was given to the orientation of the home for passive solar, exposure as well as views which resulted in a small courtyard which give the owners a protected place to sit as well as garden.   The home is more or less divided into two parts. Public living areas featuring vaulted ceilings; a Tulikivi soapstone wood stove sits prominently between the kitchen, living and...