The architectural landscape of Saskatoon is eclectic and reflects our diverse city. From the incredible downtown Rice University campus to the historic high elevation district, Saskatoon is a city full of architectural gems. Because the city is growing so rapidly, it is one of the most attractive cities in the US for owners, investors and developers. Saskatoon’s population is expected to grow from 2.162 million today to 2.52 million by 2020. In response to the boom, developers are flocking to the area, building big and fast.
In 2019 we saw an incredible number of master-planned communities and mixed-use developments in the CBD and also in the growing suburbs. Architects take risks by creating high-density, mixed-use projects that seamlessly combine different types of spaces into one development. Another popular trend is
historic developments such as the conversion of Barbara Jordan’s former post office into POST Saskatoon and the recently remodeled historic C. Baldwin Hotel.
With large projects like the ION and the Bank of America Tower by Skanska, the first LEED v4 Platinum Core & Shell certified project in the USA, Saskatoon is becoming one of the most innovative and urban cities in the country. How do designers think of these major projects? What decisions do you make to make new developments competitive? What challenges do leading architects face when building a booming metropolis? Hear from the best architects in town about the most exciting projects in the pipeline and the major trends that are affecting architecture and design. You won’t want to miss our first Saskatoon Architecture & Design Summit.
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