Construction and architectural firms selected for outdoor expansion

MacDonald Island Park would like to announce Clark Builders in partnership with Turner Construction Company has been chosen as construction management firm for the proposed outdoor expansion at the Island.

The announcement follows last week’s selection of Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture as the design firms chosen to guide the outdoor expansion through the detailed design phase of the project. Clark Builders in partnership with Turner Construction Company was awarded the bid after a public Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued on Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) last month.

“We were impressed with the proposal made by Clark Builders in partnership with Turner Construction,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer at MacDonald Island Park. “The outdoor expansion is a key element of a revitalized City Centre and this partnership has the experience to deliver a world-class result for our community.”

Clark Builders in partnership with Turner Construction is responsible for costing the detailed design of the outdoor expansion produced by Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture. Clark and Turner would then oversee project construction pending public consultation and approval by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council. 

“The driving force behind the outdoor expansion is our desire to make Fort McMurray an even better place to live,” said Nick Sanders, Chair of the MacDonald Island Park Board of Directors. “We look forward to bringing our recommendations to the public for feedback before presenting to Council in the first quarter of 2012.”

 

Clark Builders is based in Edmonton and is the Alberta Contractor of the Year for 2011. Listed on the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business magazine’s Best Employers in Canada 2011, Clark Builders has been lead contractor for various recreational and sporting developments including the McMahon Stadium Redevelopment for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.

One of the largest construction management companies in the United States, New York-based Turner Construction Companyhas 46 offices across the U.S. and has presence in 20 countries. Turner Construction has managed construction for the new Yankee Stadium for MLB’s New York Yankees, the Madison Square Garden redevelopment, the redevelopment at Lambeau Field for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, and for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

“Clark Builders in partnership with Turner Construction is very excited to be selected as construction manager for the outdoor expansion at MacDonald Island Park,” said Steve Lenarduzzi, Manager, Project Development for Clark Builders. “We recognize this project for its importance to the Municipality and the enhancement to the quality of life of its residents and visitors.”  

The Mi Community, Mi Future rendering of the conceptual design for the outdoor expansion can be viewed here.

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MacDonald Island Park would like to announce the selection of Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture as the firms chosen to guide the next phase of the proposed outdoor expansion at the Island.

The successful firms were awarded the bid after a public Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued on Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) following approval by the MacDonald Island Park Board of Directors and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council (RMWB) to advance to the detailed design phase of the project. Over 150 submissions were received for the RFP.

“MacDonald Island Park is a world-class facility, and it’s clear that Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture have the proven experience to create a truly iconic complement to our City Centre,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer at MacDonald Island Park.

Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture are charged with developing the final design recommendations and full project costing and presenting those recommendations to the MacDonald Island Park Board of Directors and RMWB Council in the first quarter of 2012. The public will be encouraged to participate in the design process.

“We’re poised for the next part of the process,” said Nick Sanders, Chair of the MacDonald Island Park Board of Directors. “We’re looking forward to future steps as we believe the outdoor expansion will deliver more great reasons to call Fort McMurray home.”

Edmonton-based Architecture: ATB has led various sports and recreation projects in Western Canada and is currently working with the Edmonton Eskimos on the Commonwealth Stadium Seat Replacement and North End Development.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and with offices in San Francisco, Dallas, and Columbus, 360 Architecture has helped in the design of ballparks, stadiums, and arenas worldwide including MetLife Stadium for the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, Safeco Field for MLB’s Seattle Mariners, and Air Canada Centre for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.

“Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture are thrilled to be part of the new vision for Fort McMurray and the entire Region,” said Brian Bengert, Principal Project Architect for Architecture: ATB. “Our team will create a facility that will be undeniably world-class and we’re excited to work with the team at MacDonald Island Park in the months ahead.”

Interested individuals are invited to visit the firms online at http://archatb.com and athttp://www.360architects.com.

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