RCMP Student Dormitory and Campus Entry
11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan
Photographs by Leif Norman (leifnorman.net)
The RCMP has a long rich history at the Regina Academy (The Depot) dating back to 1882 at which time it was originally established as the headquarters for the Northwest Mounted Police. In 2007, the Government of Canada (GoC) acknowledged that the RCMP's demographics and growth projections have combined to create a situation whereby an increased number of new cadets are required annually to allow the force to fulfill its policing mandate. The GoC thus made a commitment to refurbish and expand The Depot to ensure approximately 7,000 new police officers can be put 'on the street' over the next five plus years.
A national competition was unveiled at which ft3's No Where Near Ordinary submission claimed first place and the award to further design, develop and deliver the three new student dormitories for The Depot, each to accommodate 224 cadets. The first building is designed to achieve LEED Silver NC. The total construction budget is valued at $78.0 million.