Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

RJC Engineers

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge

Calgary, AB  

The newly completed Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, with a footprint of over 26,000 m2, is the world’s largest YMCA. RJC Engineers worked in close collaboration with the architect and contractor to develop a design option that achieved the city’s goals of creating a community space that was practical, cost-effective and aesthetically striking. The facility flawlessly blends unconventional design approaches with the natural grandeur of Alberta’s rolling foothills. The roof, a key structural design feature developed to achieve the building’s irregular and contouring form, is the largest single wood roof in North America. This was achieved by using one common shape for all main roof beams, reducing costs and improving efficiency while maintaining the allure of the building’s interior focal point.

Press release
Canadian Consulting Engineer article



This project won a 2018 Award of Excellence in the Buildings category at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards on October 23, in Ottawa.

Awards of Excellence are bestowed to ACEC member firms who have achieved the highest level of excellence in quality of engineering, innovation and societal benefit. 

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