The Len Werry Complex has occupied the intersection of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW since 1972, operating simultaneously as an office building and as a home to TELUS’ critical network infrastructure for Southern Alberta. Given the age of the existing building and the emergence of a series of major developments adjacent to the site, TELUS requested that Hindle Architects complete a feasibility study to help define a consolidated vision for the future of their downtown campus.
The study’s multi-disciplinary team aimed to identify operational, technical, and economic considerations related to the performance of the Len Werry Complex’s existing façade, with a central focus on understanding how a modernized building envelope could improve team member work spaces, provide future network growth potential and improve the public image of the facility. The study also focused on enhancing the Len Werry Complex’s contribution to the public realm along 1st Street and the 7th Avenue SW LRT platform, creating a continuous and vibrant street level experience for the community.
The study’s design proposal outlines a comprehensive strategy for the rejuvenation of the Len Werry Complex that will complement the striking architecture of TELUS Sky and unify TELUS’ downtown campus.
LOCATION: Calgary, AB, Canada
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Integral
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Integral
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Entuitive
BUILDING ENVELOPE ENGINEER: Entuitive
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: PCL
Diagrammatic Sequence of Construction: Existing Pre-cast Panels, Removal of Pre-cast, Temporary Protection of Infrastructure, Upgraded Envelope, Architectural Louvred Veil
Detailed of Sequence of Construction Diagram