Fort Saskatchewan Downtown Land Use Bylaw Approved

City Council recently approved Fort Saskatchewan’s Downtown Land Use Bylaw on 26 April, 2016. GSA principal, Dnyanesh Deshpande, led this project from its conception till the final approval. The new land use regulations are presented in a simplified format with a strong focus on urban design, built form character and promote mixed-use development. In 2009,…

Brazeau County Land Use Bylaw Received First Reading

GSA is currently assisting Brazeau County in updating their Land Use Bylaw. The project includes a comprehensive overhaul of the existing Bylaw. GSA team also lead an extensive stakeholder consultation including the Steering Committee, general public, businesses, Council and County staff. The draft Land Use Bylaw passed the First Reading on May 11th 2016 with…

Airdrie Great Places Plan Approved

On March 21, 2016, the City of Airdrie Council unanimously approved the updated Great Places Plan which is the master plan for parks and open spaces in Airdrie. GSA team led by Dnyanesh Deshpande worked closely with the City’s project team and led key aspects of this project including stakeholder consultation, revisiting parks typology, establishing new parks delivery…

Avenue magazine article

GSA principal Dnyanesh Deshpande was recently interviewed by the Avenue Magazine in Edmonton as a subject matter expert. He explained his ideas about the importance of long term planning in enabling successful redevelopment of underutilized big box store sites in Edmonton context. Here is the link to article on Page 80  

Deshpande’s Art Cube is ‘Most Implementable’

Earlier this year, the City of Edmonton, the University of Alberta’s planning program, and Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) organized a competition in which they invited a select group of about 25 local artists/designers to envision design solutions for two sites in downtown Edmonton. Submissions had to be in the form of hand-drawn conceptual ideas. The…

FEED talk

GSA principals Dheeraj Patil and Dnyanesh Deshpande gave a joint presentation at an event organized by Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design (FEED) at Pune, India on 23rd December 2014. The event was attended by a wide range of local professionals including architects, designers, planners as well as architectural students. The theme of the…