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Concept Design Project

This project consists of two distinct parts – the revitalization of an existing heritage building and the addition of a new 6-storey residential building at the back of the site. The main challenge was to create a volume that wasn’t imposing, that is respectful of the existing heritage building.

The cantilever of the upper levels was informed by zoning mandated setbacks from the lane, and provides an additional material and visual separation between existing and new construction.

The main entry and two storey lobby to the building have been located on the side street between the existing building and the addition, a linchpin connecting heritage and contemporary elements in juxtaposition.

Ample outdoor spaces on both north and south facades add depth to the architectural expression and provide the passive solar gain control required to meet energy targets.

 

 

 

Gone lawn bowlin’!

We are closing early today for our summer staff party!

Peter Carter has been made an Associate!

SABMag Canadian Green Building Award 2018 for the Langara College Science & Technology Building!

The Langara College Science & Technology Building has received a SAB Magazine Canadian Green Building Award in the category of Institutional [Large], and we couldn’t be prouder.

Jury comments:

This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program. The quality and quantity of natural light is extraordinary for a laboratory building of this type, and the energy performance is also exemplary. The project also creates a striking new landmark for the college.

http://www.sabmagazine.com/blog/2018/06/04/1592/