St. Mary River Irrigation District

office & commercial

Lethbridge, Alberta

Providing Administration, Engineering, and Operational support, the St. Mary River Irrigation District is Canada’s largest irrigation district. The new SMRID headquarters is located on a 1 acre lot in Lethbridge’s Chinook Business Park. The office building is designed both internally and on site, with a sustainable approach, taking advantage of passive solar conditions. The polished concrete main floor slab will act as a thermal mass cooling in summer, and warming in winter. Offices on two levels are oriented to provide the greatest possible sunlight, throughout the year, while providing occupants the ability to personalize the microclimate within each office. High volume open space in the general office area, ensure adequate airflow through the building to moderate temperatures and create a healthy positive office environment.