works of architecture

works of architecture

Calgary, AB, CA



The clients came to us with a name and a vision; create a dispensary unlike any other that encompassed the essence of what gas stations were historically.  With both the clients and ourselves having strong connections to the prairies that's where we started. Scouring through historic photographs of 1930s to 50s era service stations a common thread emerged. Service stations were community places where friendly faces and quality service were merged with the raw materiality of steel and wood and signified by iconic design elements; signs, pumps and canopies. 

With an authentic palette and restrained design, the grass station harkens back to a simpler time, creating a friendly and inviting atmosphere to browse, chat, and sit a spell.

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Status: Built
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Firm Role: Architect