Innovative developer-led engagement
EngageHub represents one of the most extensive and forward-thinking investments in public participation in Calgary’s history. Purpose-built as the centerpiece of the developer-led engagement effort for the West District Master Plan, the $1.5 million EngageHub facility was designed and constructed to reflect the principles of openness, creativity and dialogue.
Foregoing the ‘eleventh hour’ approach and associated siege mentality that often characterizes developer-led public engagement, EngageHub facilitated the engagement conversation in the most effective and participant-centric way possible. Over a period of seven-months, 130 hours, and across six phases of engagement, the facility – a large open space with meeting tables, an interactive projection screen, information panels, and 3D physical model – hosted a consistent cast of project team members on-hand to answer questions, respond to concerns, and gather input about the project. Connecting with the community early and positioning the public as a key player in the iterative design of planning concepts, EngageHub provided a vital consistency in the engagement process which served to shape and improve the West District concept and cultivated support from the broader community.
- Calgary, AB
- Engagement Completed (2014)
- Intelligent Futures
- S2 Architecture