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“Experiencing a great design should make your heart soar.” - Al Fritz

Lethbridge College Alumni & ARFAi Scholarship Recipient Update

"I have the scholarship on my portfolio and my resume and I wear it as a badge of honor. I am very proud of the award and it confirms my work ethic, overall abilities, and reinforces where I've come from. I look at the scholarship as a huge stepping stone to where I am now and without it, I may not be where I am today."

- Ken Lastuka

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3D Animations using BIM and LiDAR Technology

Building Information Management or BIM involves the use of three-dimensional software in order to design and communicate the design of our projects. As we commence the design at ARFAi, we begin with creating a virtual environment for the project based on the existing site. Since the 1950s, firms utilizing airplanes have been gathering geographic information using LiDAR technology. These digital maps are now readily available to be purchased and they are used as the base for our virtual sites.

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Vulcans Post Office

Vulcan is a town in southern Alberta, within Vulcan County. It is located on Highway 23, approximately halfway between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge.

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Metamorphosis - The Creation of Fairmont Commons

For nearly 30 years the “Blue Block Building”, has been a sadly recognizable visage within the Lethbridge, Alberta cityscape. The structure was initially designed to be a warehouse and has served as such, undergoing little change besides the paint color. This was particularly unfortunate considering the buildings' prime location on one of the city’s busiest intersections. Located on the corner of Mayor Magrath Dr. S, the city’s main commercial artery, and Fairmont Boulevard S, the building was waiting for a new lease on life.

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Work is Progressing at Kingsland Junction in Calgary!

The Trico Kingsland Junction project along Macleod Trail in Calgary, Alberta is progressing nicely with the concrete work almost completed on the second building. As shown, the buildings along the Macleod Trail frontage are designed to create a buffer for the new enlarged community park proposed to go behind Building Two, protecting it from the noise and activity from the everyday traffic.

The photos were taken by Jason Paul Sailer, who is an senior architectural technologist at Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect, and also is assisting with the construction drawings for this exciting project!

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Congratulations Masterpiece!

In ten short months, Masterpiece Construction was able to complete the second phase of Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Today we celebrate with the waiting residents who are eager to be able to sleep in their new home. Congratulations to Masterpiece President Tim Garforth-Bles and Site Superintendent Darcy Stone for an amazing job!

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Construction Starting at the Lethbridge Christian School

It is a busy summer and we love going on-site to see how things are progressing. How exciting to be a part of the Lethbridge Christian School expansion!

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Work is Progressing at Kingsland Junction in Calgary

This is the first of a three-stage concrete pour on Building One at Kingsland Crossing using a concrete pumper truck with an incredible 52-metre long boom!

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Lethbridge Family Services Expansion Grand Opening

Lethbridge Family Services expansion grand opening newspaper article!

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Broadway Centre Grand Opening in Calgary

From all of us at Alvin Fritz Architect Inc. (ARFAi) we would like to extend congratulations to Boardwalk Rental Communities on their most recent open house for Broadway Centre located at 343 14th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta. The transformation to the residential towers will provide great amenities to the residents that currently reside there and those that will call Broadway Centre their future home. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you!

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