The Geo. A. Kelson Company is an innovative and technologically driven provider of mechanical systems in the construction industry. They are also recognized as one of Canada’s best employers (by Aon Hewitt). With this in mind, R. H. Carter Architects Inc. designed and constructed the addition and renovations to the Kelson head office to reflect their desire to better brand their business and celebrate their strong commitment to their employees.
This remarkable building statement creates a strong presence for the end user. Innovative design methods include the planning of employee areas on the front facing and southern exposures, prioritizing cafeteria, gym and yoga rooms over executive offices. Innovative use of current glass technologies help mitigate solar gain and glare, making for a comfortable interior environment.
R. H. Carter Architects Inc. is focused on the integration and utilization of technological advances in our industry. In 2011, the Kelson Head Office project was one of the first projects to fully incorporate Building Information Modeling (BIM) into the design and production process. This tool, which creates a three-dimensional model of the building, has assisted our office in meeting the demands of aggressive project schedules, minimizing the extent of errors and co-ordination issues on projects.