Client: Halifax Regional Municipality

Reference: Betty Lou Killen, Manager of Special Projects, T: 902-476-5298, E:

Completed: December 2010

Relevance to the Project: Nustadia entered into a long-term agreement to develop, build, program, maintain and operate this four pad arena facility. PBK was the architect on the design-build team for this project. The facility features 4 NHL size ice surfaces, one with seating for 900+ spectators. Other amenities include change rooms, commercial space, a kitchen, meeting rooms, offices, and a medical room. The facility is targeting LEED Silver certification.


Client: City of Oshawa

Reference: Tom Hodgins, Commissioner of Development, T: 1-800-667-4292, E:

Completed: 2007

The GM Place spectator sports and entertainment facility originated as a P3 proposal which included full design and construction services, financing and operations. The facility was designed to accommodate all of the design aspirations of the City of Oshawa, including 5500 seats, expansion capabilities, 23 corporate suites, a hall of fame, a second practice ice pad, a two storey restaurant which provided street animation on the main façade of the building, and full use as an independent restaurant with street access on non event days, and the OHL team offices. The building responded to the intent of reviving the east end of the downtown with a public entry plaza with a fountain / ice rink feature, and a signature tower structure to create a beacon at night and orient the residents of Oshawa to this site. The project site which had been occupied by a series of industrial buildings was selected as the best brown-field design/build project.

Client: City of Penticton

Reference: Leo Den Boer, CAO, T: 250-809-6967

Completed: 2008

The South Okanagan Event Centre (SOEC) was a P3 initiated development with the City of Penticton and consisted of adding a 5,000 seat spectator arena, a second ice pad, significant public galleria spaces and a hall of fame to the existing Convention Centre to increase its capabilities for attracting larger scale conventions, concerts and sporting events. This was successfully done with a signature architectural building which incorporated First Nation design elements at the front entrance to the complex and sculptural building forms which created a unified architectural whole.

Client: University of Northern British Columbia Reference: Tom Berekoff, former Executive Director of Advancement, T: 780-554- 2359, E: Completed: 2007 The UNBC Sports Complex is an example where the project partners, The City of Prince George and the University of Northern British Columbia had many user requirements to consider. This resulted in a building with a triple gymnasium, a full sized indoor soccer facility, 400m running track, squash courts, cross country skiing training facilities, sports medicine facilities, and all ancillary team dressing rooms and support spaces. The facility was designed using the most cost effective long span structures to provide the large open spaces for the gym and soccer field with the suspended track, but also incorporated attractive gathering spaces with exposed wood structures and multi-purpose spaces which accommodated both the University and City’s needs and requirements. The layout of the building was also conceived to permit the addition of one or two ice rinks if required at a future date.

Sooke Wastewater Treatment Facility Sooke Council decided that the only method the District could use to determine an actual cost for a new sewer system was to proceed with a Design/Build Proposal call. The District has finalized the Request for Expression of Interest process, selected three preferred proponents and started the Request For Proposal process. The final proposals, which will contain detailed design and final costs, are due the end of July. It is expected that the proposals will produce a maximum project cost of approximately $15,000,000. The challenges to Proponents are to find affordable wastewater solutions that will result in a maximum annual cost to the average homeowner of $650. The other challenge is to discharge the effluent near environmentally sensitive coastal areas.