The South Haven Centre for Remembrance creates a new non-denominational facility for the City of Edmonton. The design features a symbolic thirteen metre tower which emerges from the prairie landscape which makes reference to the existing grave sites, monuments, columbaria and the latent memory that they embody. Our memory of visiting a cemetery is marked by time; the position of the sun, the quality of light and the weather on that particular day. For some it may be a solitary visit for a ceremony, for others it may be experienced through ritual visits which span the rest of their lives.
Partner in Charge: Dwayne Smyth, Partner, MAIBC, AAA, MRAIC
With over twenty years of professional and academic experience in architecture, Dwayne received both a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture from Montana State University and studied abroad at both the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven and the Bauhaus in Dessau. Dwayne’s passion for design has been rewarded with multiple Lieutenant Governors Awards as well as the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. He joined SHAPE Architecture as a partner in 2012 and since then has worked on variety of public projects that seek to translate significant social and cultural ideas into simple, elegant and memorable buildings. The South Haven Centre for Remembrance was recently awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for 2020.