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Private Sector Solutions

We are inspired by the opportunity to enhance potential and make a lasting impact. It’s in our DNA and defines our approach to business. It’s about creating value through efficiencies, innovation and teamwork. Whether it’s a new LEED office building, complex renovation or a multi-unit residential community, we are motivated by the opportunity to build success.

Shaping the future of our cities and communities is a privilege and a responsibility. It’s a matter of pride, but also a deep respect for our client’s investment and vision of success. The time, dollars and energy invested in every new venture and the passion to see a concept come to life. Working together with clients, consultants and designers as a unified team defines our approach. As an organization, we believe in a dynamic and inclusive process that encourages input from all stakeholders from start to completion. It’s our way of doing business and the foundation for all we do. Powerful and lasting solutions come naturally when people work together, inspired by a shared vision of success.

We are People building legacy.


OFFICE

The office building has become much more than space. It has evolved into a thinking, responsive partner in an organization’s ability to perform and succeed.

The workplace has become a connected platform for performance. A place that inspires people and empowers organizations. Having completed over 100 office projects across Canada, we understand the dynamics of the modern workplace. Our collaborative and solutions-based approach targets best case results for our clients. As the workplace continues to evolve, so will design and construction opportunities surrounding performance, sustainability and technology.

Stuart Olson. People creating space for tomorrow.

 

“Their positive approach to resolving construction issues was very instrumental in keeping the construction schedule on track. Their ability to mitigate delays was admirable.” Renato Bordignon, Development Construction Manager
Triovest Realty Advisors (BC) Inc. | Willingdon Business Park

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745 Thurlow Vancouver, B.C Construction commenced on this AAA 25 storey office tower in 2012. Designed to LEED Gold certification standards, this exciting property features a green roof on the third floor and top level to allow for water harvesting and water re-use strategies. These green roofs also provide terraces accessible to the restaurant, retail and office tenants with outdoor seating, lounge and entertainment areas. The first three floors of the building is dedicated to retail and restaurant space, with a six-level parkade below grade. A glass curtain wall rises at an outward angle on the north and west facades, giving the building a different look from each viewing angle.
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  • Westmount
Westmount Corporate Campus Calgary, Alberta This $130 million, multi-phase corporate office campus, located across from Mount Royal University, was completed in 2013. Construction began in 2006 and today, this exclusive business centre is comprised of 5 office buildings, totaling 600,000 sq. ft., as well as an above ground parkade. By working in close collaboration with the entire project team, Stuart Olson was able to develop a phasing plan to sequence the construction and maximize the project’s commercial viability. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.
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Willingdon Park 1508 & 1509 British Columbia, Canada The two new four-storey core-and-shell buildings are constructed with cast-in-place concrete, architectural composite metal and precast panels, and curtainwall glazing. Achieved LEED Gold certification. Innovative deep foundation solution over 50' peat bog.
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Broadway Tech Centre, Buildings 5 & 7 British Columbia, Canada Designed to LEED Platinum, the two 3-storey buildings were constructed on top of existing warehouses. Each building is approximately 79,000 SF of office space.
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Discovery Green Building 12 British Columbia, Canada Built as a base for high-tech research companies. It was designed to attain LEED Gold but in 2009, it was awarded LEED Platinum status, making it the first Core and Shell building in Canada to achieved this honor.
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SODCL New MB Office Manitoba, Canada This new office is a steel super structure on a driven pile foundation with crawl space, and was completed ahead of schedule. The exterior glazing is a curtain wall system and the remaining portion of the structure is an insulated metal panel.  The layout features multiple offices with mixed open office areas, boardrooms, a large enclosed atrium, training room, and a fitness room complete with showers. Special features include year round interior green space and an abundance of natural day lighting.
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17 Wing Headquarters Manitoba, Canada The Headquarters facility is a 48,000 sq. ft. steel framed two-storey structure at the heart of 17 Wing, both in location and function.  It is situated at 17 Wing’s main entrance and will be the first and last place all Wing members visit on assignment to the base.  It is also the hub to greet and welcome all visiting VIP's.
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TD Centre Manitoba, Canada Design-Build contract for this 450,000 s.f., 33-storey office tower in Winnipeg. This $45 million contract completed Winnipeg’s tallest office tower and was uniquely planned to encapsulate the existing CN Telecommunications Centre Building. SODCL also provided design input throughout the project. The project was a fast-track design and construction process and was completed ahead of schedule for the first phase and on schedule for the balance of the tower.
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5th & 5th Lobby & TI Southern Alberta Refurbishment of a downtown hi-rise 30 ft high 2-storey lobby, including the entrance vestibules and renovation of the exterior main and second floor lobby.
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Water Centre Southern Alberta The water centre has a complex design creating a curve in both the horizontal and vertical perspective designed in the shape of a wave. The 13,000 sw m four storey water centre obtained a LEED Gold rating.
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Westmount Corporate Campus Bldg #3 Southern Alberta Building 3 is home to UFA headquarters with 24,833 m2 over eight floors. The floorplate is 25,000 ft2 and the building includes two levels of underground parking. The building is a structural steel frame withcurtain wall glazing and EPDM roof.
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Retail

The Canadian retail experience is changing. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated in their knowledge and expectations. And more demanding of the retail experience on all levels.

We understand the business of retail and the challenges of the retailer. We engage all stakeholders in our process. A collaborative relationship that welcomes ideas and targets results. In the competitive world of retail, it’s important that environments be attractive, engaging and functional. From shopping centres, to big box, to urban retail, we do it all. Having the right retail team is essential.

Stuart Olson. People enhancing the retail experience.

 

“Your knowledge of systems and materials offered the designers and ourselves the opportunity to review economical choices to various portions of the project, and was instrumental in bringing the project on budget.”Stanley Kwok, President
Stanley Kwok Consultants | The Crystal Mall & Hilton


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Aberdeen Mall Richmond, B.C.

Completed in 2003, this 360,000 sq. ft. shopping mall caters to the Asian community in the Vancouver area. Named after Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, this destination mall has over 100 stores on 3 levels. Construction began on the redevelopment of Aberdeen Mall in 2002 and was fast-tracked to achieve an aggressive December 2003 grand opening. Pre-construction planning and construction management services were extensive and included demolition, construction of Hollybridge Way as well as sewers, sidewalks and street lighting. Aberdeen Mall is a focal point of downtown Vancouver.

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Blue Bomber Retail Store Manitoba, Canada As part of the new stadium construction, a new 15,000 sq.ft retail store was outfitted to accommodate merchandise sales.  The store has access from the stadium side as well as a general public side to accommodate ticket holders as well as general public.  Finished in bomber colors with high end millwork to display merchandise, the space also includes a coloured concrete floor topping that highlights the contemporary feel of the facility.
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Superstore Manitoba, Canada 250,000 sq. ft. new store and underground parking garage, $9.2 M
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Home Outfitters Kenaston Manitoba, Canada Design-Build contract for the construction of Home Outfitters’ new $1.3 M, 40,000 square foot facility in the Kenaston Crossing Shopping Centre.  SODCL was selected because of our ability to satisfy a demanding construction schedule.  The project was completed in September 2001.
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HOSPITALITY

The hospitality industry has transformed itself beyond the hotel suite. Expanding offerings to include gaming, fine dining, health and wellness, and entertainment of all kinds.

Today’s travelers expect and demand more. When it comes to understanding the hospitality business, there is no company more experienced than Stuart Olson. Having built over 4,000 new rooms across Canada and managed historic landmark renovations, our unmatched experience and innovative solutions have made us a recognized leader in the industry. We create memorable environments for guests and lasting value for investors.

Stuart Olson. People who believe in hospitality.

 

“Construction Manager for the fire restoration of the Delta Hotel…Stuart Olson quickly mobilized. Stuart Olson’s team has been both an asset and a pleasure to work with.” Mark Solomon, Senior Project Manager
CB Richard Ellis | Delta Hotel Fire Restoration

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Holiday Inn Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

This $25 million hotel was completed in 2012. With 11 storeys and 160 units, this facility features a full range of guest amenities including a heated parkade, dining facilities and a fitness area with pool. The building was constructed utilizing precast concrete components and the Deltabeam Structural System, the first project to use the system in Canada.

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Cascades Casino, Hotel & Convention Centre British Columbia, Canada The two-storey casino and conference centre's structure is tilt-up concrete on steel piles and the six-storey hotel superstructure is structural steel studs with the lower floors cast-in-place concrete.
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Tony Roma's Manitoba, Canada This $1,200,000 renovation was completed in just one month. The 8,100 s.f. upgrade included, a grey cultured stone trim entrance, and the dinning room lounge have been made over in an open-concept design featuring a contemporary finish of birch wood walls with cherry accents. Booths are placed around the perimeter of both the lounge and the dinning room, with tables in the middle to enhance flow.
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Motel 6 Estavan Manitoba, Canada This 68-unit, 3-storey, wood framed building is one of the fastest built hotels in Western Canada.  Highlights of construction are the bathrooms, which were all prefinised in factory and installed directly on site.  This project was delivered under a Construction Management contract.
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Woodhaven Condos Manitoba, Canada Backing onto Sturgeon Creek in Winnipeg, this luxurious seven-storey building features 36 two-bedroom suites, equipped with large kitchens, living rooms, ensuites off master bedrooms, balconies, and air conditioning.  The main floor also features a large meeting room with kitchen facilities, exercise room and covered parking.
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Fairmont Hotel MacDonald Northern Alberta Built in 1915, this hotel is surrounded by many shops, theatres and cinemas. Renovations to this landmark hotel involved extensive interior work as well as restoration of the exterior façade to its original grandeur.
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RESIDENTIAL

Today, people are looking for a more diverse and dynamic residential experience that is multi-faceted in its offerings and connected to the world around them.

Whether it’s a multi-family residential complex or a mixed-use urban redevelopment, we are in the business of building neighbourhoods. Over the last decade, we’ve built millions of square feet of living space in communities throughout Canada. Our process is collaborative and highly effective. And our knowledge of sustainable systems and materials enables us to create environments that are as efficient as they are livable.

Stuart Olson. People building life into every home.

 

“From the moment Stuart Olson was engaged their team …showed a willingness to work with the owner. The pride of workmanship… make this development a stand out.” James Patillo, Senior Vice President & General Manager
Grosvenor Canada Limited | 5955 Balsam

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5955 Balsam British Columbia, Canada This 12 level luxurious residential high-rise was built to provide grand, one-level homes for those used to living in large, custom made family houses.
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Aberdeen Residences British Columbia, Canada The  project consists of two levels of commercial space and six levels of residential space (120 units).
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Salvation Army Gateway of Hope British Columbia, Canada Three-story, state of the art facility for the homeless and at-risk population in the Langley area. The facility provides 30 emergency shelter beds and 25 supportive transitional beds and was built to LEED Gold standards.
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University of MB Student Residence Manitoba, Canada The Arthur V. Mauro Student Residence is a 138,000 sq. ft. cast-in-place concrete structure that accommodates 310 students in 155 apartment-style suites. Each 2-bedroom suite contains a shared kitchenette and bathroom. Study lounges are provided at both ends of each floor. Administrative areas and a common area is located on the main floor. Exercise and laundry facilities are located in the basement. The building was occupied in late August, 2003 at a cost of $15 M.
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Kenora Headwaters Condominiums Manitoba, Canada This 10-unit, four storey, wood framed condominium building is situated adjacent to the mouth of the Winnipeg River on Lake of the Woods.  The foundation walls are constructed using ICF formwork tehcniques, and all of the exterior walls are prefabriated SIPS panels.  The project was completed under a Construction Management contract.
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LIGHT INDUSTRIAL & FOOD INDUSTRY

Our commitment to schedules, budgets and safety has enabled us to achieve best case results for our clients.

Light Industrial
The light industrial sector is critically important. Our experience in multi-use facilities, refrigerated docks and processing facilities has made us one of Canada’s leading Construction Managers.

Food Industry
Our expertise in state-of-the-art food processing, storage and distribution facilities is widely recognized. We have successfully completed over $1 billion in food related projects.

Click here to learn more about our Food Sector experience.
 

Stuart Olson. Building quality into everything we do.

“IBI has worked with Stuart Olson on several projects. They have demonstrated their ability to work towards meeting all project objectives. Stuart Olson has been a team player.” Peter Bull, Director
IBI Architecture | Gordon Food Services Edmonton Facility


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Walmart Distribution Centre Balzac, Alberta

Phase 1 of this state of the art warehouse and distribution centre was completed in 2010. Some of the most advanced construction methods were used for this 400,000 sq. ft. freezer and refrigerated storage facility and 25,000 sq. ft. of office space. Sustainability was built into the design with LED lighting, hydrogen fuel cells to power vehicles and a TOP reflective roof.  Phase 1 generated 800 new jobs. Phase 2 at 433,000 sq. ft. was awarded to Stuart Olson at the successful completion of Phase 1.

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Standard Aero GE RDTC Manitoba, Canada SODCL constructed this cold weather jet engine research and development testing facility at the Winnipeg International Airport which required heightened security measures.
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Maple Leaf Foods Manitoba, Canada The Maple Leaf plant captured the attention of the world meat industry. Process equipment manufacturers were involved from a multitude of countries including Holland, Denmark, US, Germany and Canada.  This $140M, 475,000 square foot facility, is the second largest pork facility in the world.  This C.F.I.A. certified project involved a very complex (and in cases proprietary) equipment installation.  It has the Kill / Cut / Processing capacity for 1,200 hogs per hour and will employ 1,100 people per 8 hour shift.  SODCL provided the Construction Management services for the entire project including supervision of the equipment installation. The project was completed in Fall 1999.
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Marmon/Keystone Manitoba, Canada Design-Build contract for a 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse addition for Marmon/Keystone metal fabrication facility. The facility was completed ahead of schedule and deficiency-free.
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Phoenix Technology Service Warehouse Alberta, Canada Phoenix technology services is a horizontal and directional drilling company for oil and natural gas producers in Canada and the United States. The warehouse is a 10,114 m2 office/industrial building (service showP0. Construction is primarily load bearing steel frame. The service shop is a pre-engineered structure that will provide warehouse space for the development, maintenance and construction of oil field service equip.
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NE Corporate Warehouse Southern Alberta We completed this renovation to an existing warehouse, office and exteriors for the City of Calgary’s public art and records storage. The building includes a climate controlled environment in a self-contained space to provide humidity control required for storing art pieces. We also constructed an additional office and common space within the building.
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