SunLife Financial (Clarica) Office Building

office & commercial

Lethbridge, Alberta

The Clarica building in Lethbridge responds to the client’s need to consolidate operations into a single facility. Working closely with Clarica’s head office, FWBA achieved the required corporate image. The design concept provides offices and administration spaces on both floors with as much natural light as possible. Also influencing the design, was the proximity of the site to the downtown core, and its prominent location along Scenic Drive. The main floor of the building is characterized by a series of wide piers separated by large expanses of glass. Generous windows bring natural light into main floor spaces, while the wide piers give the building a strong visual foundation. The use of brick on the base, as well as on a series of screening walls on site, help contextualize the building within downtown Lethbridge.