The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, New Elementary School Project located in Cape Croker, Ontario is the winner of the 2016 Ontario Wood Council – Jury’s Choice Award. Architect: MMMC Architects | Engineer: Blackwell The Kindergarten to Grade 8 School was designed and sited to respond to the remoteness of the location and the rugged beauty of the west shores of Georgian Bay. Great care was taken to respond respectfully to the sensitivities of the land and the culture of the First Nation. The main structure is heavy timber hybrid with heavy timber beams and roof deck. Supplementary steel columns and bracing were used where practical or more cost effective. A ceremonial space is located centrally within the school on symbolic crossroads to the Place of Knowledge. Equipped with simple earth sourced materials including stone and wood, the volume is generous and tall, like ancient forests. Silhouettes of thunderbirds cast shadows to the north mimicking monumental cliffs of the surrounding land. Minimalist wooden benches furnish the space which is dedicated to the ancestors and history of the First Nation. Wooden screens inspired by indigenous motifs are used throughout the common areas to control noise and screen mechanical systems from public view. The screens, reminiscent of woven baskets, enhance the spirit of the structure and connect this new building with local culture and heritage. –
Chippewas of Nawash New Elementary School Project wins 2016 Wood WORKS Award
Project Award: City of Mississauga – Bus Rapid Transit East Stations
Client: Dufferin Construction
Consultant: McMormick Rankin Corporation
Location: Mississauga, ON
Elite, in conjunction with Dufferin Construction is working on the new construction of two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations from Etobicoke Creek to Commerce Blvd. This is a part of the $249 Million project to give transit riders increased and better options. This major project for the City also “represents the future of Mississauga and our Council’s commitment to develop transit.”
Project Award – Dollarama: Parkwoods Village
Owner: 2060227 ONTARIO INC.
Architect: Venchiarutti Gagliardi Architect Inc.
Location: Toronto, ON
Elite has been awarded the construction project of the renovation of a single-storey building for retail use.
2013 Civil Infrastructure Projects – Year in Review
An overview of civil infrastructure projects under construction and/or completed in 2013 by Elite Construction Inc.
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2013 Public & Government Projects – Year in Review
An overview of public & government projects under construction and/or completed in 2013 by Elite Construction Inc
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Project Award: Town of Bradford-West Gwillimbury – Family Health Centre Building Renovation
Owner: Town of Bradford-West Gwillimbury
Architect: Lett Architects
Location: Bradford, ON
Elite has been awarded the construction project of the renovation of the old library at 100 Holland Court into a handicapped-accessible family health centre which will provide better access to primary health care within the Town.