St. Patrick’s Island’s packs a wallop

September 15, 2015. The opening of St. Patricks Island in Calgary is a big hit! Civitas collaborated with W Architecture and Landscape Architecture to remake the island into both an urban park and a natural restoration. The “breach” where kids are wading is a new channel we created so kids could play safely in the water. It works! Thanks to Neil Mackimmie of CMLC for the leadership that made this happen. [Image extended in courtesy by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation]


Wayzata names Civitas as Lake Effect Signature Project Designer

Civitas has been selected from a shortlist of three design firms to lead a multi-disciplinary team for the Lake Effect Signature Project to revitalize the Lake Minnetonka waterfront for the City of Wayzata, Minnesota. Set on The Lake, in a tangle of systems and disperate pieces, Civitas will focus on how to bring the lake back into the foreground, giving new life to an exciting vision for Wayzata.  Read more…

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Global Thought Leaders Gather to Promote Health by Design

The impact of the built environment on our health, wellbeing and quality of life will be the focus of presentations by leading international local and global organizations from both the medical and architecture professions at the 11th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition at the Hong Kong Kowloon East, Crown Plaza Hotel this week. Mark Johnson will be a keynote speaker in the Eco-Design debate, presenting, Designing the City as a Strategic Tool for Improving Public Health.  The International Academy for Design and Health is a unique international forum for the exchange of ideas about innovation in the future design of health systems, services and facilities around the world.  Follow the conference.