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What’s Brewing at RedBrick: Our Latest Strategic Planning Session

A few months ago, we touched base and discussed what was new at RedBrick since we last spoke (if you didn’t get a chance to read that piece, you can do so here). Well, we’ve reached the end of another successful quarter here at RedBrick, and as your community-developing neighbours it’s important for us to keep you up to date with our company wins, goals and the strategies. After all, you’re just as much a part of our process as any other team member. Of course, we place a heavy... Read the Rest →

 

Meet the team: Kent

Ever wonder what the RedBrick team is really like? To us, it’s important to get to know the members of your community on more than just a first-name basis. We want to build strong, meaningful relationships with those we work and live with, and to us, that starts with a conversation. So, we sat down and decided to explain a little bit about who we are as people, and more than just a job title. Ready to meet the team? We can’t wait to meet you, too.   Meet Kent:... Read the Rest →

 

Why Does Edmonton Need Infill Development?

Since the 1950s, following the discovery of oil in the adjacent area of Leduc, Edmonton has experienced a period of spectacular growth. In just over 100 years, Edmonton grew from a small town into a metropolitan region with over 1.2 million residents. A population explosion, a new civic centre, new subdivisions, and new suburbs transformed the city and the surrounding area. Edmonton became a major centre for the petrochemical industry and expanded its traditional role as a government, educational and transportation centre. We are now starting to experience what I would call a hangover from these cycles of extreme growth... Read the Rest →

 

We Are Edmonton

I often hear people comparing Edmonton to other cities, saying they wish we were more like Calgary, Vancouver, Portland, etc. We are not these cities, we are Edmonton. This kind of comparative mindset is what prevents innovation and good design from flourishing within our unique city. If we are always looking at other cities and wishing we were built like them, we will lose sight of finding our own identity and a built form that is uniquely ours. I’ll be honest here, I understand where this mindset comes from. I... Read the Rest →

 

Six Tips on How to Become a Millennial Homeowner

I owned my own home by the age of 20 when I was still a student at the University of Alberta. However, this is something that most 20-year-olds nowadays can’t even imagine. So, I started wondering, what’s the difference between our generations? While there are a variety of factors that have changed since I was 20, the majority of the steps I took to own my own home weren’t a generational advantage. They were evergreen tips and tricks that are still accessible to most people, and it’s my hope that... Read the Rest →

 

Spend a Day at Homestead

Something that’s really important to me is including community members in every step of our project-building process. As part of the communities we are revitalizing, your happiness is every bit as essential to our creations as the foundation it lays on. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about the best way I could include community members into the work we do here at RedBrick. Then, it hit me. We’ve been designing your homes with projects such as the 11212 Apartments and Riverdale Narrow Lots, now I think it’s time... Read the Rest →

 

What’s Changed at RedBrick Since the Last Time We Spoke?

It’s been just shy of a year since my last blog post, and as you might have guessed there have been a lot of changes here at Redbrick, all of which have kept myself and the rest of the RedBrick team extremely busy (which we love). A Growing Team  First things first, let’s talk about our growing RedBrick family. During the past year, we have been more than happy to welcome aboard some new members to our team. Karen Nedeljak joined us towards the end of June of 2017, and... Read the Rest →

 

The latest from RedBrick

Since the last time I wrote here, RedBrick has continued to grow, both in people power and ambition. It hasn’t been an easy two years, but it has been both exciting and fulfilling. We have faced many challenges with each individual project, overcome those challenges and gained a lot of experience as a result. RedBrick is now poised to start our next phase of projects with a strong team, from a foundation of diverse, completed projects and in a better position than ever before. We are currently focused on our... Read the Rest →

 

RedBrick Narrow Lot Home Initiative

As you may already know, the push to get approval for narrow lot homes and garage & garden suites throughout all RF1 zoned neighbourhoods is being presented to City Council today.   Why am I in support of this bylaw change? Why is infill in Edmonton important to me? I grew up on a farm in northern Alberta, where I was raised to think about the impacts of my actions today and how they affected generations tomorrow.  We farmed organic before organic became “cool”. We believed it was the right thing... Read the Rest →

 

RedBrick Update

As you can likely tell from the lack of blog posts in 2014, it was a very busy year for RedBrick.  It has been a roller coaster ride with many ups and a few downs for our team, and unfortunately updating the website was pushed down the priority list.  We will work harder to correct that in the months ahead to keep everyone updated on our current and new projects.  So here is the update: 11212 Apartments: As you might already know, we had intended to build this four storey... Read the Rest →

 

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