Award-winning work within a constrained, congested corridor that included fish-bearing creeks, sensitive habitat, parks, residences, and commercial spaces.
Inside a mountain in the Kitimat Ranges on BC’s northwest coast is a 475-metre long, 8-metre wide “tailrace” tunnel that transports the outflow water from the hydroelectric generation station in the mountain. The client, Rio Tinto, required a detailed interior survey of the tunnel for ongoing maintenance purposes and the tailrace could not be shut down for inspection. McElhanney provided bathymetric survey expertise to launch an autonomous drone mission that captured 3D scans of the tunnel interior to provide the client with the high-definition data they required for the structure.
As part of its Transportation Initiatives Projects 2020, the Town of Canmore sought to transform the Benchlands Trail and Bow Valley Trail intersection with multi-modal safety improvements to better protect all road users. This included fully separated facilities for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to integrate with Canmore’s existing Complete Streets system and enhance active transportation in the area.
Located 25km from Vancouver, BC the City of Delta is a community neighbouring Surrey and Richmond. Following several major infrastructure upgrades—such as the Alex Fraser Bridge / Highway 91, Highway 91C, and Highway 17—the area has experienced significant population and development growth.
Because of the Watson Island Redevelopment Project, the Prince Rupert community has witnessed a new beginning for the site of a former pulp mill.
Parks Canada Agency challenged McElhanney to design the Badlands Parkway to minimize impacts to the wildlife and overall ecosystem.
Over the past decade, comfort camping, known to many as ‘glamping’, has become increasingly popular as people seek out comforts not offered by traditional tent camping.
Banff National Park is home to a spectacular landscape and countless species of wildlife, attracting more than four million visitors each year.
McElhanney designed a 21,200m3 stormwater detention system for the Southwest Yorkson neighbouthood of Langley, BC. Due to land constraints, McElhanney proposed a non-traditional solution where the stormwater detention system was installed below sports fields in tanks.
In 2014 the City of Cold Lake adopted the Kinosoo Beach Master Plan, which McElhanney planners helped the City to create. The project engaged citizens of all ages in the enhancement of one of Cold Lake’s best destinations.