Mountainside Animal Hospital
This new facility replaces an old and outdated veterinary clinic on Capilano Road in North Vancouver. This site is basically an island amongst busy roads and highway on-ramps, and the shape and form of the building were dictated by the geometry of the lot. This site is very centrally located, easy to access, and is highly visible–all good qualities for an animal clinic that includes 24 hour emergency care. The building has underground parking, and two levels of clinical space/kennels above, as well as a suite for staff. In addition, the District of North Vancouver partnered with the owner to lease space for their animal shelter, rather than build a new facility. For more information:
This is a work-in-progress project on Bowen Island. The community fundraised for a much needed new health care facility of 10,000 sq ft. The building is 2 stories, and will have doctors offices, dental, physiotherapy, community paramedics, as well as space for community education and day programs all under one roof. The building is in the design phase and is projected to be open early 2023.
For more information: https://bowenhealthcentre.com/
We worked closely with a couple moving to Bowen Island to design a new 2700 square foot house. Theirs was a typical west coast site--steep, rocky, wind-swept, and with spectacular views. The house was placed just back from a steep drop-off, to allow for decks and patios on the view side. We worked extensively with models to ensure the house nestled into the complex topography and really took advantage of the spectacular views. The floor plan gives some separation between the master bedroom and a 'guest' wing, which has two bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The lower floor has a recreation room, laundry and services.
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