Ing + McKee Insurance’s new office building in Red Deer, Alberta is nestled beside Piper Creek just north of 19th Street. The development will feature native plants and a new asphalt bike path that connects the existing paths along Piper Creek to future amenities and destinations such as the water retention pond and upcoming retail services. The building totals 23,000 ft2 plus underground parking. The exterior architectural features play with scale and movement through the use of gradient colours and large design elements that highlight the entry and define the rooftop patio.
The interior also features corridors along the exterior walls to bring natural light and views of Piper Creek into the building. The reception area boasts large north and south-facing windows to create a strong connection between interior and exterior environments. The new space has 63 private offices, six meeting rooms, high density file storage, gender neutral washrooms, a coffee station on the main floor, and an interconnected floor space. On the second floor, the training room opens into the staff kitchen and is directly adjacent to the rooftop patio, creating a large private function space with west-facing views of the Piper Creek Municipal Reserve.