TELUS House is located on the corner of Bank and Slater in downtown Ottawa and is Ottawa’s first LEED-NC office building in the downtown core. It was designed as a 9-storey office building with retail on ground and two levels of underground parking. Chmiel Architects worked closely with the client to create a building that addressed the TELUS “brand” with strong architectural identity. Careful consideration was given to the scale of the building respecting the retail street fabric. Attention was paid to the design of the main lobby, the incorporation of a feature stairwell, and notably the two exterior garden roof terraces.
The project received a LEED Gold rating in 2009, and a TOBY award for the best new office building under 200,000 ft2 in 2010.
Total Size: 160,000 ft2
Commercial Construction Budget: $26(M)