Image of Steps in Calgary, a multi-family residential building designed by Calgary architect Sturgess Architecture.
Giustini Bridges Inc.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada



Located in an inner-city community, Steps acts as a bookend to the south of a park, and is located within walking and transit distance to downtown office and commercial areas. In addition, there are numerous services and amenities in close proximity that provide the opportunity for a healthy and less auto-dependent lifestyle for residents.

The 122 unit development consists of four six-storey buildings that are connected with an internal courtyard. The plan is organized to maximize solar exposure and view access while maintaining the integrity of the street. Apartments above the townhouses create an urban edge to the street and establish a safe public space. To maximize green space, parking is below-grade, accessed from the internal courtyard. A screened louvered loggia acts as the connective tissue that bonds the four buildings as one unified development.