Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

I'm continuing to have boatloads of fun photographing outstanding Edmonton architecture. Today's victim was/is the Shaw Conference Centre or, "The Shaw" as most Edmontonians have come to know it.  The Shaw was designed by local architect James Wensley and opened in 1983 (Wow, I can't believe it's been that long!). It's home to countless special events, corporate dinners, concerts and (you guessed i … [Read more...]

Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton

Following up on my trip to the Peter Hemingway Fitness & Leisure Centre, this post pays tribute to another one of Hemingway's contributions to Edmonton's architecture. The Muttart Conservatory was completed in 1976, and is a jewel nestled in Edmonton's river valley that ranks as one of our finest architectural icons. You can view more b&w photos from this series at my Muttart Conservatory … [Read more...]

Telus World of Science, Edmonton

Edmonton's Telus World of Science is a pretty cool place. It opened in 1984 (hard to believe I was still in high school!) as a replacement for the Queen Elizabeth Planetarium (which is still standing, but in a state of disrepair). In addition to housing it's own planetarium, it also offers a huge, IMAX theatre that airs nature and astronomy themed shows, as well as offering excellent, interactive … [Read more...]