Studio96 – formerly St. Stephen’s Anglican Church – was a historic landmark on 96 Street, also called „Church Street“. As the building was ordered to be demolished, Architects Ernst von Meijenfeldt and Eugene Silva had a flash of inspiration. They gathered resources and purchased the object, not knowing exactly what lays ahead. Soon they began renovations, applying their creative flair for design.
Founders of E3 Architecture, the partners moved their firm’s office into the church. Then, the event planner Diana Harrison entered the scene. Together, the trio transformed Studio96 into what it is today – a magical and inspiring venue in the heart of downtown Edmonton.
Studio96 is proud to contribute to the revitalization of the McCauley district. Rather than tearing down a historical structure, resources were joined with creative vision to bring more vibrancy to this culturally diverse neighborhood. Now the old and new walk hand in hand – with a historically structured building turned into a modern event space.