strong corporate identity
S2’s portfolio of work covers a wide range of office types including office buildings, office interiors and retrofitting and reconfiguring existing spaces. The design of a corporate facility whether a new build, renovation or an expansion, is a critical and expensive undertaking for any organization. S2 understands that our clients’ work environment not only reflects their own brand, but the corporate culture and identity as well.
more than just buildings
S2’s award winning Emergency Services portfolio is comprised of a variety of projects focusing on public safety and emergency preparedness. Whether it be a rural fire station, an EMS station, a call centre, a crisis management centre or a Multi Services facility, we are committed to designing buildings that are functional, durable and sustainable.
fostering a healing environment
Healthcare design is based on a fundamental core philosophy — deliver facilities and spaces that are innovative, functional, adaptable, efficient and that foster a healing environment for patients, their families and healthcare providers. Understanding this unique sector is essential when addressing the specialized needs that the healthcare industry faces. Successful healthcare design is responsive and thoughtful and our design team creates holistic environments for not only health and well-being, but that promote quality care and world class treatment.
designing destinations and social hubs
S2 understands that the intricacies and evolving needs of the hospitality sector are complex and include more than just designing the very best product from a perceived value perspective. Resorts, hotels, casinos and entertainment complexes balance luxury and value. We realize the significance of delivering a design that offers a welcoming atmosphere that not only looks good, but that aligns with the overall brand strategy as well. We know that the key to any great design is the development of the right concept that will merge the atmosphere with the experience.
enriching the public landscape
The success of a mixed-use urban development comes from a design that shows a thorough understanding of all building types — commercial, office, retail, hospitality and residential. The engagement of the public domain and facilitating the greater community to benefit from the development is a critical objective. Ultimately, the design must assimilate these varied uses into a viable form, thus creating a modern urban centre, a destination, and a sense of place.
intelligent workflow and design
From industrial buildings to public works facilities focused on efficiency and safety, S2 is driven by our need to exceed our client’s expectations for innovation and cost effectiveness, while remaining focused on creating a functional, comfortable and engaging work environment. S2 provides services that facilitate the realization of projects that respond to the many complexities of today’s industrial, public works and operations facilities.
manifesting faith through design
S2 has worked with many religious communities to help create a sense of place that manifests faith through the use of light, adornments, furnishings and natural materials. S2 understands that an inspiring religious structure must create a sacred place to be used for worship, both in private devotion and in public liturgy. The faith based building should be an important structure in the community. Its location and sitting should convey its lofty purpose.
love where you live
S2 knows that when it comes to choosing where you live the choices are endless. From private residences and high rise residential towers, to multi-family developments and community master plans, S2 has demonstrated time and time again our unique ability to build upon the key requirements of a project.
merging creativity with design value
Today’s retail demands a finished product that enhances the customer’s experience while being unique to the client’s needs. As architects, we can bring a different perspective to retail design that will help our clients discover new opportunities to create memorable, meaningful and profitable spaces.
independence, security and well-being
S2 recognizes the social and economic impact the aging population will have on Alberta and its citizens in the next 15 years and some of the challenges faced by the continuing care sector. As the elderly populations grows, subsequently so does the need for adequate senior housing and health services.
we really do think it’s all fun and games
At S2 we understand that recreation facilities, in addition to being an amenity for sport and physical exercise, must provide opportunities for social interaction and cultural and community celebrations. They must accommodate the everyday and the special events in order to create healthy, engaged and dynamic communities. Even at the highest levels of athletic performance, recreational facilities must be inclusive, creating a meaningful experience for both the participant and spectator.