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Studio Bell

Terracotta panels on a light gauge steel and concrete slab structure

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

Architect: Allied Works Architecture; Kasian Architecture

Client: KEPCO+

Completion: 2016
Category: Institutional

Project Type: Structural Engineering


2017–Engineering A Better Canada Award and
Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence


Oct/Nov 2017–Canadian Consulting Engineer


Jan 2016–Construction Timelapse


May 2022—Zak World of Facades Canada

The award-winning National Music Centre is a 160,000 sf home for music in Canada and is dedicated to developing and sharing a love of music. At a cost of $168 million, construction began in early 2013.


Calgary’s iconic new National Music Centre presented PICCO with a unique opportunity to devise innovative solutions for terracotta facades and light gauge steel design. Using twisted steel studs and splice transition zones allowed us to engineer an exquisite execution for the architect’s stunning design. Re-branded Studio Bell, the NMC was completed in the spring of 2016.

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