Public Sector Solutions

Working in partnership with all levels of government is a tradition and a privilege at Stuart Olson. Whether it’s a hospital renovation, a university library or new cultural centre, it’s about earning the public’s trust and the sense of pride that comes from enhancing Canadian communities.

Respecting taxpayer dollars, fiercely adhering to schedules and creating a collaborative process that works in support of public sector standards. That’s what it’s all about. To do it right requires an experienced team to navigate the complex processes and manage the often competing priorities of a multi-stakeholder environment. Delivering best case results through a seamless and positive client experience. An experience enhanced through absolute transparency, accountability and open communication. Powerful and lasting solutions come naturally when people work together, inspired by a shared vision of success.

We are Stuart Olson. People creating exceptional communities.


As a leader in the construction of state-of-the-art health care facilities, we understand the complexities of a changing industry and the realities of delivering quality care.

We’re proud to have played a major role in the construction of some of the most technologically advanced health care facilities in North America, including research laboratories, acute and long-term care facilities and hospital renovations of all sizes. Our integrated and inclusive approach utilizes the expertise of the entire project team and relies on collaboration with frontline health care professionals throughout the process.

Stuart Olson. People improving the health care of all Canadians.


“Stuart Olson has demonstrated strong construction management skill sets. They provided representatives that were capable of dealing with complex issues that involved complex teams.” Ted Haggart, Project Manager
Royal Alexandra Hospital | Royal Alexandra Hospital – Orthopedic Surgery Centre

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Peter Lougheed Centre Expansion Calgary, Alberta

This $186 million, 3 phase expansion and renovation was completed in 2010. Phase 1 involved the addition of 2 levels of needed parking totaling 50,000 sq. ft. Phase 2 involved the construction of a 5 storey facility that today houses 4 patient units with a total of 32 additional beds. The phase 2 process required the relocation of roads, parking and site services without impeding the operation of the existing facility’s operation. Phase 3 involved the renovation of existing critical care units which included operating rooms and special care nursery facilities.

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Child and Family Research Institute British Columbia, Canada Located at the Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, it is the largest research institute of its kind in Western Canada. The building provides wet lab and dry lab space for researchers and houses the foundation’s administrative offices as well as animal care facilities, a stores facility, education centre and a study centre.
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Fort St. John Hospital British Columnbia, Canada First of its size in Northern Canada The new hospital increased the number of acute care beds from 42 to 55, and included the development of single-room maternity care. The new emergency room was built to be two-and-a-half times the size of the former one and the facility housed an enhanced academic program, state-of-the-art operating rooms, and wireless access throughout.
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Country Meadows Personal Care Home Manitoba, Canada Located in Neepawa, MB, This personal care home contains 100 individual suites, administrative offices, and common use area. Constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the building uses geothermal system for heating/cooling and designed for overall energy efficient performance.
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Mikkelsen House Senoirs Residence Southern Alberta Mikkelsen House Seniors Residence is an independent living facility consisting of an underground parkade, resident suites, and common living areas. Building structure is structural steel stud and comfloor deck.
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Central Alberta Cancer Centre Southern Alberta The new Central Alberta Cancer Centre was constructed adjacent to the existing Cancer Centre at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, providing additional treatment and examination rooms and offering radiation therapy for the first time in Central Alberta. The facility is approximately three times the size of the existing centre and includes outpatient clinics, a medical day unit and a pharmacy.
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Peter Lougheed Hospital Southern Alberta The first phase of expansion and renovation involved two additional 50,000 ft2 levels to the existing pre-cast concrete parkade. Construction of a new wing of the hospital marked the initial stages of Phase 2.
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RAH Orthopedic Surgery Centre Northern Alberta Canada’s only stand-alone orthopedic surgery centre to perform hip and knee replacements. The new OSC contains four state-of-the-art operating rooms, each equipped with an innovative technology called the Integrated Navigation System.
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Shepherd's Care Facility - Vanguard Addition Northern Alberta To aid in the revitalization of its surrounding neighbourhood, the Vanguard building mimicked the 1914 Vanguard College to both compliment the historic venue and blend seamlessly into the area. The 5-storey addition supplied 11,471 sq.m of much needed space for residents and staff alike.
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Edmonton Cross Centre Northern Alberta  The  $6.8 million Centre for Biological Imaging and Adaptive Radiotherapy or CBIAR, at Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute is highly complex collaboration of a project team that included  the Alberta Cancer Board, the Cross Cancer Institute, William Hamilton Architect, Stantec Consulting Group and Alberta Infrastructure.  The 9 month fast-tracked project posed significant challenges to both budget and schedule with design and construction running concurrently at several times throughout the duration. 
Seasons Retirement Communities Located in London, Ontario, this eight storey seniors’ residence consists of 142 suites with 104 underground parking spaces. With over 200,000 sq. ft. gross floor area, this facility has multiple common areas and gathering spaces as well as a kitchen, lobby, roof garden and beautifully landscaped areas for the residents enjoyment.



A quality education creates a foundation that lasts a lifetime. It opens doors to personal opportunity and growth and strengthens entire communities.

We also believe that quality environments enhance learning. Whether it’s a new middle school or a university laboratory, the classroom is where lives are changed. Having successfully managed the new construction and renovation of K-12 and post-secondary schools across Canada, we understand education and are passionate about creating exceptional environments. We believe in the power of education because we believe in people.

Stuart Olson. People improving the quality of education.


“Stuart Olson means “no worries.” The outstanding finished product exemplifies Stuart Olson’s attention to detail, respect for the design intent and the cooperation of a happy crew.” Bill Nelson, Development Manager
Simon Fraser Campus Planning and Development |
Simon Fraser Technology and Science Centre – 1 & 2

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Bow Valley College Calgary, Alberta

This 3 phase redevelopment and expansion completed in 2013, is located in downtown Calgary. Valued at $200 million, this north and south campus expansion and renovation project connects to the city’s LRT.  Phase 1 renovations required that facilities remained open, requiring extensive preplanning. Phases 2 and 3 involved the construction of a new 280,000 sq. ft. South Campus facility, consisting of 3 levels of underground parking and 7 storeys of classrooms, labs and administration space. The new building connects to the North Campus and the rest of the downtown area via +15 and +30 bridges.

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UBC Okanagan Engineering & Management Building British Columbia, Canada The building  consists of a three-storey lab wing with 27 labs complete with support rooms, a high head lab for concrete testing with a bridge crane, five-storey office pod for the Faculty of Engineering and a five-storey pod to accommodate the Faculties of Management and Education. A three-storey atrium separates the two pods with full glazing on the east and west sides as well as a skylight roof. There is a 200 seat tiered lecture theatre adjacent to the atrium.
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BCIT SW01 Gateway British Columbia, Canada New three-storey academic/office building including a courtyard infill. The building provides over 6,960 m2 of office, study, and gathering space and over 2,900 m2 of lab, classroom, and student service department renovations.
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VCC King Edward Campus British Columbia, Canada The new facility, located on the Kind Edward campus, is a 11,900 square meter addition to the existing facility to accommodate Nursing and Allied Health Programs, University Transfer programs, Offices, Health Services, Bookstore, Reading Commons and Food Services.
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Norway House School Manitoba, Canada The Helen Betty Osborne Ininew Resource Centre (previously named Norway House Cree Nation New Community School) consists of a central core with an open-air Elders' Courtyard, from which flows 4 curved wings. The building configuration emulates an eagle in flight. This K4-12 school, which houses approximately 2,000 students, was turned over to the client on February 27, 2004.  This project was delivered under a Construction Management contract.
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University of MB Aboriginal Centre Manitoba, Canada This 8,482-square-foot, two-storey, $4.8M multi-purpose centre provides offices, meeting rooms, student lounge, computer study area and circular healing centre for Aboriginal students attending the University of Manitoba. This ‘smart building’ utilizes high solar gain windows on north and east faces for maximum heat absorption and moderate solar gain windows on south and west faces to achieve moderate solar absorption. The building uses an energy recovery ventilation system, individual thermostats and watt stoppers. The building incorporates indigenous materials throughout including limestone, Tyndall stone and timber beams.
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Ecole George V Gym Expansion Manitoba, Canada Gymnasium addition to an early 1900’s historical school, including renovations to the existing library, new elevator to accommodate accessible requirements and new entrance and canopy area.  Construction consisted of new piles, concrete foundations, crawlspace, structural floors, hollow core and concrete block.  Brick exterior was completed to complement the existing historical building.
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UofA Balmoral Cyclotron Northern Alberta The University of Alberta hired Stuart Olson Dominion for the renovation of the existing building to a laboratory, through an Integrated Project Delivery/Design-Build model This involved the new construction of a concrete vault to house a particle accelerator for production of radioactive isotopes.
New Central Library Calgary, Alberta

A “Most Anticipated Building of 2018” according to Architectural Digest, the New Central Library has changed the face of downtown Calgary and had over 50,000 visitors on its opening weekend. At 240,000 square feet, it is approximately 66 per cent larger than the old central library. The building’s complex geometry design was achieved by a hybrid structure of heavy duty structural steel, truss systems, structural concrete, and exposed architectural concrete. A particularly challenging aspect is the fact it is bisected by an LRT tunnel that emerges to grade at the north end of the library. However, 99 per cent of encapsulation was completed while the LRT was in full service.

University of Toronto Mississauga North Building Phase B The University of Toronto Mississauga North Building Phase B is a 220,000 sq. ft., six storey plus penthouse that encompasses a mixture of classrooms, student spaces, and faculty offices. Construction of this project included unique structural and infrastructure requirements for the active learning classrooms and the intricately designed atrium. To complete the chain of indoor and outdoor spaces that travels around the campus, the architect applied the use of the original architectural design’s 'DNA' from Phase A and integrated it into the new Phase B building.    
University of Windsor Armouries The renovation and expansion of the existing 1901 heritage Armouries Building and the new construction of the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) brings together the University of Windsor's School of Music, School of Visual Arts, and the new Film Production Program. This renovation, expansion and new building provides students with artistic studios, performance auditoria and studios, classrooms, laboratories, offices and other facilities.
McMaster University Student Activity The McMaster Student Activity Building & Fitness Expansion is a four storey building addition, with 104,734 sq. ft. of new and renovated space. This consists of a new fitness addition, major renovation to the existing PULS Centre, and a new east gym with indoor synthetic turf. The fitness addition and renovation also includes new offices and reception area, climbing and bouldering wall, heavy weight area and various cardio and multi-purpose rooms. 

The Student Activity Building, which is targeting LEED Silver, features social spaces, an open mezzanine and atrium balcony, grocery store, multi-faith prayer rooms, community kitchen, multi-purpose room, and various storage and communal spaces.



How we spend our leisure hours shapes and defines us. Sports and recreation facilities provide opportunities for people of all ages to improve health and challenge abilities.

To optimize a project’s potential, it’s important to hire the right team. One that understands the complexities of this unique sector. As a leader in the field, we’ve successfully completed a range of projects from world class Olympic venues and stadiums to community centres. Places where local teams are supported and future gold medalists are made. We’re passionate about growing potential and strengthening communities.

Stuart Olson. People shaping lives and energizing communities.


“Stuart Olson would be my first choice for Construction Management because of their team approach, concern for the environment and attention to quality and detail.” Don Brewster, Facilities Supervisor
Town of Banff | Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre

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Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond, B.C.

This iconic symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics has won over 30 design and innovation awards. The construction process required close collaboration to ensure that this spectacular vision was realized and ready for opening day. Designed to resemble a bird’s wings in flight, this facility, with its unique construction challenges, was completed on time and on budget. Today, the building has transitioned to a sport and fitness facility serving the City of Richmond and surrounding communities. It consists of two NHL-sized hockey rinks, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts and a running track.

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Investors Group Field Winnipeg, Manitoba

Completed in 2013, this $190 million facility is the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. This landmark stadium seats up to 33,000 with private suites and an array of amenities for patrons. The design features a massive curvilinear roof that covers 80% of the seating areas and is the signature feature of the project. The construction process required extensive pre-planning with all stakeholders. In 2012, the intricate roof design was awarded the Tekla BIM Award for North America in the category of steel.

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Hillcrest Community Centre British Columbia, Canada Multi-phased community centre used as an Olympics curling venue with the legacy mode of the phased project, the community center, in addition to the aquatic center, hockey rink and curling facility, also incorporates a day care facility, library, sports gymnasium and restaurant/bar.
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Fortius Multisport Centre British Columbia, Canada The Centre grooms Canada’s professional athletes for international competition and provides Burnaby residents with  wellness & recreation programs.  two floors of core programming, including clinical offi ces, rehabilitation areas, strength and conditioning, offices, biomechanics, a tertiary support program. Four months into construction a double gymnasium and three floors of additional athletes’ village and hotel space were added to the scope. The project is targeting LEED Silver.
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Canwest Global Park Manitoba, Canada This three-storey main building houses visitor and home team locker rooms, Winnipeg Goldeyes’ offices and storage on the main floor, concourse and concessions on the 2nd level, and 20 private suites and meeting rooms on the 3rd level, with total seating capacity of 6,100 fixed seats.  In 2001, Canwest Global Park was included in the Baseball America’s Great Parks Calendar. Eight years later it made the cover of America’s Great  Parks 2009 Calendar.
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PCU Centre Manitoba, Canada This CM project was completed in two phases and showcased complex sustainable mechanical and electrical systems with strict environmental/jumidity controls. The 150,000 s.f. facility was completed to LEED Silver specifications and includes two indoor rinks, a running track, and aquatic centre, concessions and offices. 
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Banff Rec Centre Southern Alberta The Fenlands opened December 2010, a spectacular glass/wood centre almost completely rebuilt from the previous facility on the same site. The new centre offers an overhauled 185  x 85 ft ice rink,  a new four-sheet curling rink with adjoining lounge, and a new NHL-sized ice sheet. The ice facilities are rounded out with modern, new dressing rooms, laundry and physiotherapy amenities.
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MacDonald Island Park Northern Alberta Recreation centre amenities include an NHL sized arena along with leisure ice surfaces and curling rinks; two indoor fieldhouses surrounded by 200m of running track; and a 10,000 sq.ft fitness centre providing a child mind area. The water facility is the first of its kind in Fort McMurray featuring a ten-lane Olympic size swimming pool, hot tubs, water slides, an innertube river and splash park.
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Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre Northern Alberta The Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre  provided Stuart Olson Dominion with new and unique challenges for project coordination and management.  Initially starting as a construction management rec centre with a p3 arena component, it evolved into a construction management recreation centre with a design-build arena component.  Includes multi-purpose gymnasium, health and wellness centre, aquatic centre, four hockey arenas, child play and minding areas.



The availability of Arts and Culture make a community more interesting and livable. Engaging its people and expanding its horizons. Connecting it to the possible.

Whether it’s a new Centre for Performing Arts or a renovated gallery, we are inspired when we’re able to add life to the communities we serve. Our unique way of doing business has provided opportunities to work creatively with communities across Canada. In the world of Arts and Culture, listening to all sides is essential. We pride ourselves on being good listeners and outstanding partners.

Stuart Olson. People opening minds and enriching lives.


“I have found Stuart Olson to be an outstanding example of a company committed to safety. Their active promotion of safety is the foundation of an extremely successful safety culture.” Sean Scott, Executive Director
Construction Safety Association of Manitoba | General – Misc Projects



Cities are experienced through the structures they build. Structures that are both functional and inspiring and create long-term value for the community.

Whether it’s a new government building, an airport terminal or a modern remand centre, civic construction is about maintenance, restoration and growth. Our collaborative approach to service enables us to work with all stakeholders to achieve consensus, solutions and best case results. We believe in building vibrant and accessible communities that meet the needs of the public in a responsible and imaginative way.

Stuart Olson. People bringing out the very best in communities. 


“My belief is any organization is only as good as its people, and Stuart Olson does a tremendous job of recruiting great people… without Stuart Olson we would not have the facility we have.” Jeff Bereza, City Councillor
City of Portage la Prairie | Portage Credit Union Centre

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Edmonton Remand Centre Edmonton, Alberta

This 40 acre 600,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2012. Designed to accommodate up to 2,000 (double occupancy) male and female inmates in seven podular, three-tier housing units, this facility has the potential to expand to accommodate up to 3,000 inmates in total. The Centre includes support facilities such as admission and discharge, food services, healthcare and administration. Stuart Olson managed the construction of all support infrastructure for the project.

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Surrey City Centre Library British Columbia, Canada 77,000 SF building on three levels.  This cultural and learning hub includes an expanded library collection, coffee shop, living room reading lounge, teen lounge, gaming area, meditation room, large community meeting spaces, an electronic training classroom, a Wi-fi facility and other library programs.
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Steveston Fire Hall British Columbia, Canada The innovative building structure consists of steel columns supporting 2 x 4 wood panels on-end, which form the walls and ceiling. It is one of the first buildings in Western Canada to use this innovative design, which essentially creates “hardwood floors” on the walls and ceiling.
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Edmonds Library British Columbia, Canada The 17,000sq.ft. facility is comprised of a cast-in-place underground parkade, topped with a structural steel frame and is clad with a blend of zinc paneling and masonry. The design incorporates a large amount of glazed curtainwall to allow natural light to fill the interior thus reducing energy demands and create a feeling of openness.
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Bedford Parkade Manitoba, Canada This project includes the deconstruction of the original historical building to build a 6-storey, 157-stall parking garage, with retail space on the main floor.  The new construction incorporates the historical façade to preserve the appearance and aid in the revitalization of downtown Winnipeg.
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Bannatyne Parkade Manitoba, Canada 90,000sf. Design-Build project consisting of 330 parking stalls on 3 levels of a precast concrete parking structure.This design-build facility was fast-tracked over an 9 month period, which included design and building permit applications. The parkade was constructed on an active Health Sciences Centre site, without disruption to on-going hospital traffic and operations.
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Westmount Corporate Campus Parkade Calgary, Alberta The Westmount corporate campus parkade is a new 276,000 ft2 six level pre-cast concrete structure, including elevators, mechanical/electrical, curtain wall, finishes, piling, grade beams, hard and soft landscaping and securing systems.
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West LRT Parkade Southern Alberta The West LRT Parkade is a 8,130 m2 four-storey concrete structure providing 1,000 parking stalls. It features a façade of precast concrete and steel channels, which represent the native trees and grasses of the surrounding area.
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Jasper Place Library Northern Alberta To say this building will be eye-catching is an understatement, with its intricately curved concrete roof complete with skylights, and the glazed curtain-wall this LEED Silver design seizes every opportunity
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Ellerslie Fire Hall No. 27 Northern Alberta Stuart Olson Dominion acted as General Contractor for this LEED SIlver targeted Fire Hall and Rescue Depot. This 17,000 sq.ft., fire hall is the City of Edmonton’s 27th fire station, and was partially funded through a $4 M grant from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative fund, which supports growing communities.
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Edmonton City Hall Northern Alberta Its striking form, pyramid roof and bell tower make Edmonton’s City Hall a prominent focal point in the City’s downtown core. And, as with all happy endings, the building’s ground breaking architectural needs were met with construction success.



Quality transportation is the keystone for a functional and dynamic community. It enables people to connect and products to move efficiently and reliably.

Effective transportation keeps economies vibrant in an increasingly competitive world. Whether it’s the construction of a new LRT station or a highway expansion, Stuart Olson has a long history of keeping communities moving. Our streamlined, single source methods allow us to get things done by addressing complex needs resourcefully, directly and economically. A healthy transportation system is the backbone of every community.

We are Stuart Olson. People connecting communities.


“The City, the consultant and your organization have worked together in an extremely collaborative manner to produce two high-quality projects on time, well within budget.” David Price, Manager Facilities Construction
Transportation Infrastructure, City of Calgary | West LRT