Southern Alberta Art Gallery
arts & culture
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is well known across Canada as a leading gallery exhibiting contemporary art, publishing, and supporting artists. The completed renovation at the SAAG expanded and modernized the existing facility, focusing upon bringing the maximum benefit to gallery users. The library, office, archives and classroom were all reconfigured, modernized, and expanded. New aspects of the design include a public elevator, grand central stair, video-viewing gallery, and a large hall that offers space for both exhibition and pre-function use; improving the connection with Galt Gardens beyond. Finally, the gift shop was renovated and expanded in a more dynamic cor-ten clad form on Lethbridge’s 3rd Avenue South on the front of the facility. FWBA Architects completed this important community project in partnership with Savill Group Architecture.