Working with three main building Systems, we are able to provide solutions for a multitude of design problems, including firewalls, high insulation values, low maintenance finishes and the flexibility for future expansion.

The design team also has the ability to enhance the main structural Systems to fit many architectural requirements.

For example, Ironwood carries a wide variety of unique metal cladding products, ranging from hidden fastener systems to curved panels, all available in wide variety of colours and profiles.

In addition, our design team can incorporate precast concrete panels, structural insulated panels, surface accents, custom facades, stucco, brick, stone and wood products to increase a project’s design possibilities.


In order to provide excellent service, Ironwood uses specialized design and construction teams to optimize delivery across all project types and scales. Our ability to integrate design and construction in a true design-build process means we are constantly taking on new, challenging and exciting projects.


One key to the success of Ironwood Building Corp. is our design team’s technical expertise. Working in an integrated environment, our engineering, design and technical-staff have the level of experience necessary to provide accurate and timely design services, adapt to constantly evolving construction technologies and work within a wide range of design specifications to create unique design solutions that will satisfy virtually any building requirement.


Ironwood is committed to using natural resources responsibly through our construction practices and intelligent design.

  • LEED certification available
  • Structural steel post & beam framing
  • Passive solar design: cantilevered steel overhangs for solar shading, SolarBan 60 glazing film
  • High R-value wall (R35) and roof (R60) systems
  • Low-maintenance, fire resistant metal siding and roofing
  • Post & beam framing allowing full walls of glazing
  • Steel pile foundation for rapid & cost- effective installation
  • Post & beam framing allowing for 2-storey interconnected reception and lunchroom area
  • High efficiency boilers to run VAV air distribution system and in floor radiant heating
  • Polished concrete floor for ease of maintenance and dust-free interior
  • High efficiency fluorescent light fixtures
  • Modular, adaptable furniture & workstation systems
  • Integrated landscape, interior & architectural design
  • Active solar design technologies: photovoltaic panels offset 25% of yearly electrical consumption
  • Rainwater collection system to operate irrigation and water closet fixtures
  • Low VOC interior finishes & furniture
  • Natural daylighting strategies, for example: drafting computers on north side of building for even, non-glare natural light


Ryan Schmidt Architecture Studio

RS Architecture has been a leader in design in Calgary over the last decade. A continued partnership with Ironwood has enabled us to take a hands on approach to working with our clients and overseeing their projects from start to finish.