Kelly Ramsey Building

A historical façade risen from the ashes

The Kelly Ramsay Building is a historical part of Downtown Edmonton. After it was damaged by a fire in 2009, it sat vacant until developer John Day purchased it with plans to rebuild it into an office tower.

A vital component of the rebuild was including as much of the original historical stone as possible. Scorpio Stone tested each piece of original stone for integrity, cataloguing and photographing all usable pieces into inventory. Those that could not be salvaged because of the fire, were recreated through 3D mesh modeling on our CNC saw. Once the new building was constructed, the stone was sent to the site and methodically reinstalled to restore the original historical façade. Some carved pieces were also refabricated and installed.

On October 13, 2016, the newly revitalized building—renamed Enbridge Centre—was reopened to the city.


Build: Architectural Feature
Coverage: 5,000 square feet
Architect: Dialog
General Contractor: Ledcor
Stone: Indiana Limestone
Finish: Smooth
Typical Panel: Custom
Thickness: Varied
Panel Weight: 25 – 150 lbs
Anchorage: Load Bearing
Backup Structure: Concrete
  • Consulted architectural designer and general contractor
  • Sample and stone procurement
  • Shop drawing and engineering
  • Stone and anchorage fabrications
  • Inventory of historical stone pieces
  • 3D as-built and virtual modelling of historical stone
  • Packaging and freight
  • Cut ticket generation
Challenges: Making the original stone façade fit the structure
Technology & Innovation: Inventory management and 3D scanning

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