RK Celebrates the Opening of Historic First World War Exhibit

This past fall, RK senior staff members Claudia Schaaf (Vice President of Architecture), Paul Ketchabaw (Architectural Projects Manager), and Peter Schulz (Architectural Design Manager), attended the opening of the First World War Internment Exhibit in Banff National Park. This was an especially important occasion as the original opening was cancelled due to the massive flooding Alberta experienced in June.

Peter led the exploration of the design and realization of a building with a unique story to tell. The task was not to mimic the original barracks that stood from 1915 to 1920, but to instead create a contemporary building that allows an exhibit to enfold and educate visitors, as well as create respectful spaces for reflection. For complete project details, please click here.

Everyone at RK is proud to see a building of such great historic importance come to completion and extends thanks to all, particularly our clients PWGSC and Parks Canada, who helped make the project such an overwhelming success.

Read more about the project here.