A key component in the development of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, was the preservation of several historic façades of the original buildings that were along the Stephen Avenue Mall in downtown Calgary. CANA utilized several special techniques including a custom shoring system, developed by CANA, to ensure the preservation of the façades on these unique buildings.
During construction of the new hotel and the Calgary Convention Centre, CANA performed a large amount of demolition work on the historic buildings and was instrumental in connecting the façades into the new hotel. All of the facades were restored to their original features and, once integrated, added a unique architectural feature to the Hyatt and retained the character of historic Stephen Avenue Mall. Restorations included:
The Nielsen Block restoration, where the original sandstone and windows were incorporated into the TELUS Convention Centre.
The Lineham building exterior sandstone was completely restored and was incorporated into the main and 8th avenue lobby entrance of the Hyatt Hotel.
The Thompson Block building structure was upgraded and incorporated into the main floor restaurant of the Hyatt, the Hyatt Spa and meeting room levels. This building includes the Thompson Restaurant, which underwent a column removal and structural upgrade.
The condemned Imperial Bank was upgraded with a new structure and concrete system. CANA restored the exterior sandstone and historical windows. This location is the home to Catch Restaurant. CANA renovated the space to accommodate the restaurant and roof top patio.