06 Sep 2019 Business of the Year Finalist
Founded in 1998 local firm Berry Architecture + Associates has grown to 18 members with recent expansion into the East Kootenay region. Their comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, and specification writers. Many of their remarkable projects can be seen scattered throughout our City including their own building at 5218 – 50th Ave, the first privately-owned building in Red Deer to receive Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) using between 50% to 60% less energy than similar office space.
Led by partners George Berry, Susanne Widdecke, and Isaac Martinez, Berry Architecture + Associates operate under the philosophy that their work is much more than simply designing a project. Rather, it is about creating an experience that has a positive impact on the built environment and community, strengthening society.
Berry Architecture has been recognized multiple times for. Most recently, George Berry was recognized for the international award for outstanding seniors’ architecture. Previous awards include an International Award of Excellence for their green roof, a CHMC award for Innovation in Affordable Housing.
Active in the community Berry Architecture staff are involved with CATS, sit on the city and county committees, service groups like 4-H, Guides, Scouts, sports teams, faith groups, the Ellis Bird Farm, and more. In 2008 they started the Community Wellness Ride and has since raised over $250,000 for the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society.
Looking forward Berry is looking to push the boundaries of architecture through innovation and critical analysis of space. In consultation of design for the new Westpark Middle School Berry Architecture welcomed 18 students to their office for a day to share their thoughts on the new building. A similar process was successfully utilized for the design of the senior residences.
Far more than designs and blueprints for contractors to follow Berry Architecture + Associates is designing the places of the future that better improve how we live, work, and play.