August 4, 2005
by Canadian Architect
Stantec Architecture Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Calgary-based CPV Group Architects & Engineers Ltd. (CPV). Founded in 1952, CPV is one of Calgary’s leading architecture, interior design, and structural engineering firms. The addition of over 60 CPV staff to Stantec significantly strengthens the firm’s architecture and interior design practice in western Canada.
"We’re very excited about having CPV’s talented team join Stantec," says Barry Lester, Stantec Executive Vice President. "The addition of CPV significantly strengthens our architecture and interior design presence here in Calgary and solidifies Stantec Architecture’s standing as Canada’s largest architecture and interior design practice."
CPV provides clients services in Architecture, Structural Engineering, Planning, and Interior Design across a wide range of projects including acute care hospitals, long-term facilities, theatres, educational facilities, office, and industrial projects. CPV will also bring the staff and expertise of their interior design group, WOW Design Ltd., and their structural group, both of which have been an integral part of CPV’s practice for many years.
"We’re looking forward to the many opportunities that joining Stantec offers our staff and clients with the enhanced technical resources and the wider array of services we will be able to offer," says Gerald Culham CPV President. "CPV has developed a team that strives for design excellence and for the growth and betterment of our practice. As a part of Stantec, our mandate going forward is to continue to lead the industry in architecture, creativity, and innovation."
Over the years CPV has won numerous design awards including the prestigious Governor Generals Award for Architecture for the design of the Nexen Building in Calgary plus numerous national and international design awards. Other well-known local projects designed by CPV are the TD Square building including the Devonian Gardens, the Rockyview General Hospital, the Calgary Roman Catholic District #1 Education Center, the Crowfoot YMCA, the Jubliee Auditorium Renovations, and Canada Olympic Park.
Stantec’s architecture and interior design practice is made up of over 450 employees operating out of Vancouver and Kamloops, British Columbia; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Toronto, Ontario as well as in parts of the United States.
Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional design and consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, surveying, and project management. They support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets, at every stage, from initial concept and financial feasibility to project completion and beyond. Our services are offered through more than 4,500 employees operating out of over 50 locations in North America and the Caribbean. Stantec trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol STN.