maxwell bates block

 

In 2008 McKinley Burkart was approached to design a mixed-use building for the corner of 22nd Avenue and 4th Street SW in Calgary. After a number of designs were produced, an urban brick and limestone building was chosen by the client. The contextual design features historical cues such as red brick and steel framed glass that borrow from the surrounding neighbourhood. Meanwhile, the design incorporates modern elements like a two-story wood and frameless glass main entry and a glass penthouse floor with parasol roof. The main floor retail offers an immediacy of experience at the pedestrian realm while the top floor steps back to reduce the mass of the building. Two of McKinley Burkart’s other projects, Phil & Sebastian Mission and Bocce Pizzeria, are both located in this building.