Program Management

As a community evolves, there becomes a need for a complex web of integrated design solutions in fields such as planning, engineering, environmental management and landscape architecture. EDS understands the interdisciplinary needs of these complex projects, and have worked with several Clients to oversee an array of assignments through program management arrangements.

Waterfront Program and Flood Mitigation ProgramFort McMurray, AB

Our team has provided oversight and support to the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in implementing the Waterfront Program, which is a continuous 7.5km waterfront park system along the Snye and Clearwater River. Combined with orchestrating park development, our team is assisting with the implementation of a continuous flood mitigation program for the City Centre, which is integrated into the park system. The combined capital cost for these projects under the program management assignment to be implemented over a five-year period, exceeds $300M.

Open Space Development ProgramGrande Cache, AB

EDS has been working with the Town of Grande Cache for nearly ten years, providing oversight on their overall open space development program. Our work began with a Community Beautification program, which developed themes and identity branding for parks and open space as well as the streets of the Town. The completion of the Town’s Open Space Development Strategy provided a long-term vision for the redevelopment of all current open spaces, as well as future open spaces in areas yet to be developed.