The Project Team

A best-in-class team assembled to bring the Calgary Stampede’s vision to life. 

Early in 2019, CMLC and the Calgary Stampede issued an open Request for Proposals to identify a prime design consultant team. After carefully reviewing 12 proposals that arrived across North America, CMLC and the Calgary Stampede selected a team comprising of three architectural firms: Stantec, Populous and S2 Architecture. Together, this team has extensive international experience in convention centre design, intimate understandings of the building and the local area and a strong sense of how it both fits into and enhances the local community.

Chosen for their complementary expertise — Stantec’s global involvement in transformational community projects; Populous’ innovative practices in international convention centre design and S2’s local experience in projects on the Stampede grounds and in east Victoria Park—the three-firm design team will get to work immediately.

Of course, a project of this magnitude would be impossible without a rock-solid supporting team. To round out the BMO Expansion team, CMLC and the Calgary Stampede have also enlisted convention venue operations specialist HLT Advisory Inc., project management firm M3 Development and Construction Management from PCL Construction.