Ekistics Plan + Design wins Atlantic Planners Institute Award for Argyle & Grafton Streetscapes
In October 2018, Ekistics Plan + Design (now Fathom Studio) was honoured with an award for Excellence in Planning, Physical Plans & Design, from the Atlantic Planners Institute for our work on the Argyle and Grafton Shared Streetscapes Project.
The project reaffirms Argyle and Grafton as Halifax’s signature streets, on par with the city's bustling waterfront as a place that draws in residents and visitors to eat, drink and relax. As the first shared street design in Atlantic Canada, the project tested construction methods, materials, and roadway operations previously not established in the region. With a holistic planning approach, Ekistics combined placemaking and urban design with engineering and construction management expertise to shift focus away from the car, to create a people-focused public open space in the public right-of way that supports the vitality of downtown.