Morguard Real Estate Investment Trust announced today that its Edmonton property, formerly known as Scotia Place, has been renamed to Rice Howard Place.
The name Rice Howard Place speaks to an important time in Edmonton’s history. The original Rice Howard Way housed the city’s market, the most active part of a growing local economy that drew crowds well beyond Edmonton’s borders. Today, it serves as a dynamic hub for commerce and social activity.
“We believe the name Rice Howard Place aligns the building very well with our community,” said Tom Johnston, Senior Vice President, Office & Industrial, Western Canada. “This new name is timely as we recently completed a major update of the property, demonstrating our commitment to this vibrant area of the city.”
The property’s recent enhancement modernized this iconic building. The transformation involved reglazing the leading edge of the building with modern silver reflective glass with complementary pacific blue glass on all other sides. The silver panels are illuminated at night with horizontal LED lights in a modern, sophisticated pattern. All three street level entranceways have undergone significant structural enhancements. The new design creates a more visual complex and streetscape. This was a significant investment that enhanced and renewed the building for future decades.
This centrally located, landmark building, will continue to serve the downtown business community by providing access to the best Edmonton has to offer. It is a place to conduct business, a place to connect, and a place to prosper.