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May 16, 2008 | General

EDMONTON — Edmonton Airports President and CEO Scott Clements today announced that the Edmonton architectural firm of Barr Ryder will lead a group of four companies which will design the redeveloped Air Terminal Building at Edmonton International Airport. The other three companies in the group are Wood O’Neill O’Neill of Edmonton, Architectura of Vancouver, and HNTB Corporation of Alexandria, Virginia. The Executive Principal of the group will be David Ryder of Barr Ryder.

Barr Ryder is an Edmonton-based, full-service architectural practice which has previously designed the Red Deer Remand Centre and the Joffre Administrative Building for Alberta Gas Ethylene, and is currently working on support buildings for the BHP Diamond Mines near Yellowknife. David Ryder has been involved in several projects at Edmonton International Airport. As Principal Architect, Barr Ryder will focus on management of the design process.

Architectura is one the largest architectural and planning firms in Canada, and has previously worked on the international and domestic Airport Terminals in Vancouver, Bermuda International Airport, Victoria’s Eaton Centre and the BC Pavilion at Expo ‘86. Architectura CEO Clive Grout and Principal Architect Stanis Smith will focus on design.

HNTB Corporation is a comprehensive planning, architectural and engineering company with 34 offices and a staff of 2,200 working around the world. The firm has handled more than 2,300 airport projects since 1944 including Vancouver, Portland, Orlando, Washington National, Miami, and Baltimore-Washington. Vice-President Geoffrey Egginton will be responsible for planning and will focus on the functional aspects of the design.

Wood O’Neill O’Neill is an established Edmonton firm with experience in Alberta, Yukon and the N.W.T., including the St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton, Corbett Hall Restoration, and the joint venture designing Grant MacEwan College. Laura O’Neill has 22 years experience on large, complex institutional projects, and will lead the production aspects of this project.

“This consortium was chosen after an extensive search, evaluation and interview process,” said Clements. “We are pleased at the combination of local experience and international airport experience which this group presented, and of course, we know David Ryder’s work from previous projects at the airport. We look forward to working together to design a distinctive, functional and cost-effective building for northern Alberta travellers.”