News


Whether it is the start of a new project, or announcing an approval, here you will find all the latest news about B&A and our great partnerships with our clients. 

B&A Takes Part in the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association’s Annual General Meeting


In early January, B&A’s Nathan Petherick and Bridget Honch attended the ASGA’s AGM and tradeshow as presenters and a title sponsor for the two-day event.
The ASGA represents the interests of Alberta sand and gravel (aggregate) operators on industry-related issues and educates the public on the value and uses of aggregate. The AGM serves as an opportunity to learn about changing regulations, lessons from peer companies, industry trends and new technologies, among other topics.

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Tristar Communities’ Belvedere Gains Approval


On December 10, 2018, Calgary City Council unanimously approved Calgary’s first master planned residential community in East Calgary in over 30 years. Tristar’s Belvedere neighbourhood will be home to 2,800 people with a variety of residential product offerings, a future elementary school, well-designed central parks, a significant wetland complex and easy access to shopping and services.

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BILD Volunteer, Marissa Koop


B&A is pleased to recognize Marissa Koop, Exceptional Service Award recipient from BILD Alberta

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Harry Harker brings 46 years of expertise, innovation and mentorship to B&A Planning Group


With an illustrious 46-year-long career that spans both private and public practice in Alberta and British Columbia, Harry Harker has joined B&A Planning Group as an Associate, where he will continue to promote a collaborative, innovative approach to community, inter-municipal and regional planning.

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Rural Revitalization in a Changing World


B&A and Parkland County receive the award of Planning Merit for the Parkland County Technical Growth Study

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Long-Awaited Meadowlark Trail Becomes a Reality


On September 25, 2018, Rocky View County Council unanimously approved an application to redesignate a 10km stretch of abandoned railway between Beiseker and Irricana to allow for the development of the Meadowlark Trail; a missing link in world’s longest recreational trail, The Great Trail.

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Marissa Koop Joins B&A to Lead New Environmental Planning Service Area


B&A is thrilled to announce our hiring of Marissa Koop, whose 15-year career in Environmental Planning has paralleled the evolution and growth of the industry on both a municipal and provincial level.

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Project News and Highlights


B&A has been hard at work this year on many projects across Canada. We like to celebrate our partnerships with our great clients and our accomplishments on amazing projects. Here are a few highlights and updates from the year so far.

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Project Approvals & Completions in 2018


Project Approvals January to July 2018

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Urban Design Continues to be a Focus at B&A


Urban design has been a core service area at B&A for years and we are excited to expand our capabilities with the addition of Geoff Dyer who will fill the position of Strategic Lead in Master Planning and Urban Design.

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