One often doesn’t get the opportunity to construct the same building a second time, but that’s exactly what happened with the Slave Lake Government Centre and Library. The Government Centre, Town Hall and Library were only a year old when in 2011, a devastating wildfire ravaged Slave Lake and destroyed much of the town’s infrastructure.
With so much destruction, the Town of Slave Lake was overwhelmed. As a result of the strong relationships that we had built with the Town administration, we were empowered to act on their behalf, and led and managed the project, working directly with the Province, insurers and contractors to raise this important building from its ashes. The Slave Lake Government Centre and Library is a first-class, well-planned, sustainable building that supports its occupants, visitors, and the town itself.
BUILDING TRUST AND RESPECT
This new community hub and government centre is a one-stop, service-oriented landmark for the citizens of the Slave Lake region. The project has been cited as one of the fastest rebuilds in Canadian insurance history, and is a testament to the integrated team approach that is a signature of our work. Within a year of the fire, the first phase of the Government Centre and Library opened, allowing Courthouse operations to resume, and supporting the integrity, and mutual respect and the strength and resilience of the Town of Slave Lake. The rebuilt Slave Lake Government Centre & Library was LEED® Certified in January 2017.
- BOMA Edmonton, Pinnacle Award for Above & Beyond the Call of Duty, http://manascisaac.com/news/manasc_isaac_wins_a_boma_award, 2013