This design-build project called for a modern office building in an open park-like setting on the waterfront of Cornwall, Ontario. The crisp, spare design sets a contemporary tone for the client who wished to project a “forward thinking” image. The raw concrete sheer walls are contrasted with the sleek curtain wall glazing to provide a visual tension for the multiple-mass composition. A unique atrium provides a quiet rest place for employee’s breaks and a characteristic introduction-entry to Parks Canada, while assisting with energy conservation. Mark Brandt was the Project Architect for Ala Kantii Associates.