Boiler room ramp. Image courtesy Murphy Meyers Architects
After a three year search of more than 30 potential locations, the chapter of the American Institute of Architects Saskatoon selected the 1906 Riesner building as the seat of the Saskatoon Architecture Center, which is expected to open in mid-September.
Originally, the three-story Riesner building was a typical commercial building for its time with French double doors to the street. – Saskatoon Chronicle
The winner of the “Re-Imagine Architecture Center Saskatoon” competition designed by Murphy Mears Architects envisaged dedicating the first floor of ReACH to flexible office and meeting spaces, restoring and redesigning the original bricks and openings on the west facade for the purpose of the boiler room Events, exhibition.
West facade height. Image courtesy Murphy Meyers Architects
Rendering of the interior. Image courtesy Murphy Mears Architects
The city can look forward to bigger and better exhibits in the Architecture Center. Previous offerings included women in architecture, landscape design, interior design, stage design, environmental graphics and the work of talented local artists and craftsmen.