Glacier Skywalk

Jeremy Sturgess


  • Introduction by
  • Trevor Boddy
  •  
  • Text by
  • Clea and Jeremy Sturgess
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Glacier Skywalk

Jeremy Sturgess

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  • contributors

  • Introduction by Trevor Boddy
  • Text by Clea and Jeremy Sturgess
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
  • specifications

  • Edition: Hardcover
  • Size: 7.25 x 9.25 in / 185 x 235 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication date: 03-2016
  • Language: English
  • Photographs: 200
  • Weight: 1.0 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $30 / €27 / ₤19
  • ISBN: 978-988-12252-4-5
  • description

  • A glass walkway hovers over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park, daring awestruck visitors to experience the magnificence of the Athabasca Glacier and the Canadian Rockies through a feat of architecture, engineering, and construction: a manmade extension of the landscape. A 1,500-foot-long interpretive walk which is carved and folded into its mountainous landscape, the Glacier Skywalk ultimately extends into a glass-floored cantilevered pathway that juts out from the mountainside, revealing an unobstructed view below. This catalogue describes the extraordinarily collaborative process that resulted in this award-winning project from the perspectives of the architects, engineers, contractors, and client; from the initial competition-winning design submission through the construction process. With imagery including full page colour photography of the completed project and construction, as well as initial sketches and drawings that illustrate the complicated and cooperative process, the book appeals to both tourists and fans of architecture and engineering.
  • biographies

  • Jeremy Sturgess, architect, adjunct professor (b at Montréal 12 Dec 1949). Jeremy Sturgess grew up in Montréal and then Toronto, as part of a family of actors, artists, fashion designers and business people. He attended the University of Toronto, attracted by its emphasis on the sociology of architecture, and obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in 1974. Sturgess then moved to Calgary, where he worked first for architects Bill Boucock and Jack LONG; he became a member of the Alberta Association of Architects in 1977. He established the Architectural Alliance (1977), the Sturgess Partnership (1978-87) and was a principal (1987-93) of Jenkins and Sturgess Architects Ltd. He became a principal of Sturgess Architecture in 1993. He joined the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in 1977 and was elected a Fellow in 1994; he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 2002. He has designed single-family and multi-unit residences and major private and public buildings in Alberta, Yukon, British Columbia and Japan.

    Trevor Boddy is a critic, curator, historian of architecture/urbanism, and consulting urban designer. He curated the 2008 exhibitionVancouverism and related Trafalgar Square site-specific construction, named a marquee event for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture, and re-mounted in 2009 at Place d’Invalides, Paris. An expanded version was installed at Woodward’s for the 2010 Olympics. His career retrospective exhibition entitled Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens toured nationally to five galleries nationally. For the City of Surrey he was co-organizer ofTownShift: Suburb Into City, the largest ideas design competition ever mounted by a Canadian municipality, and conceived their new civic design awards. Trevor has written on architecture and cities for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times, Architectural Review, Architectural Record,Bauwelt, A/V and l’Architecture d’aujourdhui, and has won theWestern Magazine and Alberta Book of the Year prizes. He holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Calgary, has taught design studio, history, and urbanism on four continents, and lectures globally on contemporary design and city-building. RAIC awarded Trevor its 2010 Advocacy Award, and he is an honorary member of AIA and the Bulgarian Union of Architects.

  • other editions available

  • Hardcover in clamshell box
    Price: US$ 50 / €45 / £32.
    Weight: 1,4 kg.
    ISBN: 978-988-13976-9-0

A glass walkway hovers over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park, daring awestruck visitors to experience the magnificence of the Athabasca Glacier and the Canadian Rockies through a feat of architecture, engineering, and construction: a manmade extension of the landscape. A 1,500-foot-long interpretive walk which is carved and folded into its mountainous landscape, the Glacier Skywalk ultimately extends into a glass-floored cantilevered pathway that juts out from the mountainside, revealing an unobstructed view below. This catalogue describes the extraordinarily collaborative process that resulted in this award-winning project from the perspectives of the architects, engineers, contractors, and client; from the initial competition-winning design submission through the construction process. With imagery including full page colour photography of the completed project and construction, as well as initial sketches and drawings that illustrate the complicated and cooperative process, the book appeals to both tourists and fans of architecture and engineering.

  • Introduction by Trevor Boddy
  • Text by Clea and Jeremy Sturgess
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Jeremy Sturgess, architect, adjunct professor (b at Montréal 12 Dec 1949). Jeremy Sturgess grew up in Montréal and then Toronto, as part of a family of actors, artists, fashion designers and business people. He attended the University of Toronto, attracted by its emphasis on the sociology of architecture, and obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in 1974. Sturgess then moved to Calgary, where he worked first for architects Bill Boucock and Jack LONG; he became a member of the Alberta Association of Architects in 1977. He established the Architectural Alliance (1977), the Sturgess Partnership (1978-87) and was a principal (1987-93) of Jenkins and Sturgess Architects Ltd. He became a principal of Sturgess Architecture in 1993. He joined the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) in 1977 and was elected a Fellow in 1994; he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 2002. He has designed single-family and multi-unit residences and major private and public buildings in Alberta, Yukon, British Columbia and Japan.

Trevor Boddy is a critic, curator, historian of architecture/urbanism, and consulting urban designer. He curated the 2008 exhibitionVancouverism and related Trafalgar Square site-specific construction, named a marquee event for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture, and re-mounted in 2009 at Place d’Invalides, Paris. An expanded version was installed at Woodward’s for the 2010 Olympics. His career retrospective exhibition entitled Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens toured nationally to five galleries nationally. For the City of Surrey he was co-organizer ofTownShift: Suburb Into City, the largest ideas design competition ever mounted by a Canadian municipality, and conceived their new civic design awards. Trevor has written on architecture and cities for the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times, Architectural Review, Architectural Record,Bauwelt, A/V and l’Architecture d’aujourdhui, and has won theWestern Magazine and Alberta Book of the Year prizes. He holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Calgary, has taught design studio, history, and urbanism on four continents, and lectures globally on contemporary design and city-building. RAIC awarded Trevor its 2010 Advocacy Award, and he is an honorary member of AIA and the Bulgarian Union of Architects.

  • Edition:Hardcover
  • Size:7.25 x 9.25 in / 185 x 235 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:192
  • Publication date: 03-2016
  • Language:English
  • Photographs:200
  • Weight:1.0 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $30 / €27 / ₤19
  • ISBN:978-988-12252-4-5

Other Editions Available

  • Hardcover in clamshell box
    Price: US$ 50 / €45 / £32.
    Weight: 1,4 kg.
    ISBN: 978-988-13976-9-0