The Skinny

a blog on iconic design & creative places

  • Meet… Brendan McGillicuddy

    Sitting down with Heavy’s Production Lead to discuss his sculpting, quality control and more From Stampede City to the Big Apple and back again, Brendan McGillicuddy’s journey over the past decade and a half been characterized by big moves and even bigger rewards. The accomplished sculptor and graduate of the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly Alberta College of Art

  • Sky’s the limit with Saskatoon installation

    Dream dreams big with project that feels like home When representatives at Dream Development Corp. first started planning the new community of Brighton in Saskatoon’s east end, they envisioned a place that felt like home. Perhaps that’s no surprise given that “home” is a theme that has always run deep for Saskatchewan’s largest land developer, which prides itself on “building

  • A Lesson Worth Repeating

    Student competition during Harmony project illustrates Heavy’s unique approach to creative Creativity breeds innovation – and in the case of Harmony, the master-planned community emerging west of Calgary, it led to a special public art installation born out of an extraordinary collaboration. When Heavy Industries was brought on board by Qualico Communities and Bordeaux Developments to establish an anchor installation

  • Meet… Sander Henriksen

    Sitting down with Heavy’s Project Development Creative Lead, and ‘artist’ whisperer Name a role here at Heavy Industries and Sander Henriksen has likely done it. Over the past decade, Sander has seen it all when it comes to the evolution of the company, working first hand on projects from the technical execution, and now applying that expertise and knowledge in

  • The ties that bind

    New public art installation in Trinity Hills showcases commitment to historical diversity British art critic Jonathan Jones once said that art is a language and public art is public speech. In the case of the new Trinity Hills urban development along Calgary’s westside, the public message is loud and clear: historical diversity is meant to be celebrated. Emerging on the