Client: Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General
Building type: Corrections, Health
A new 500–bed correctional centre was planned for the site of an existing psychiatric hospital. We developed two facilities programs: one for new construction and one for renovation of several existing buildings. Due to a tight project schedule, we developed the program for new construction based on an existing generic program. Renovated facilities include special treatment beds for inmates with severe mental health problems, to be developed in conjunction with a new on–site forensic psychiatric centre. The program for renovated facilities was based on consultation with staff from the Ministry of Solicitor General, the psychiatric hospital and a recently opened forensic psychiatric facility in BC. Completed in 2002.
Client: Shandong Luneng Genfu Development
Building type: Health, K-12 Education, Offices
We were part of a team that planned a major residential, commercial and government development. Our responsibility was to define the facilities requirements for a civic political centre comprising City Hall, the People’s Congress and the Political Consultative Committee. We were also responsible for preparing facilities programs for all civic administrative departments. In addition, our role included the definition of space requirements for a private school, several public schools and a community hospital. This project was cancelled due to changes in political leadership. Completed in 2002.
Client: Yukon Health and Social Services
Building type: Health
The Thomson Centre is a 51-bed continuing care facility attached to Whitehorse General Hospital. An additional 30 beds were required to meet demand. We reviewed existing operations and building use, provided advice on the application of the BC Multi–Level Care Facility area allocation guidelines, and established a framework for defining building development options. A decision was subsequently made to provide a new replacement facility. Completed in 1997.
Client: Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital
Building type: Health, Social Services
The Ministry of Health is planning the development of an integrated Clearwater Health Care Centre. The new facility will replace the existing Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital and incorporate the existing Health Unit. The new facility will provide Emergency Care and contain eight Multipurpose Acute Inpatient beds and twelve Multilevel Care beds. A key challenge of the project was to define a facility that could be effectively operated at night by only two nursing staff. We were part of a team engaged to prepare a Functional Program and Conceptual Drawings for the proposed facility. The scope of work included development of net and gross area requirements, identification of internal functional relationships, assessment of site development options and preparation of capital cost estimates. Completed in 1996.
Client: Saint Bartholemew's Hospital
Building type: Health, Social Services
The Ministry of Health and the Thompson Nicola Regional District agreed to the joint development of an integrated Community Health and Healing Centre to replace the existing hospital. The new facility will provide Emergency Care, and contain six Multipurpose Acute Inpatient beds, ten Multilevel Care beds, and a new Health Unit providing outpatient services. An innovative element of the project will be a Native Healing Centre to meet the needs of area First Nations. We were part of a team that prepared a Facilities Program and Conceptual Drawings for the proposed Centre. The scope of work included development of net and gross area requirements, identification of internal functional relationships, assessment of site development options, and preparation of capital cost estimates. Completed in 1995.
Client: BC Ministry of Health
Building type: Health, Offices
We examined the operational and facilities requirements for three major programs to be consolidated in a new community health centre: Preventative Services, Continuing Care and Mental Health. Our work included developing personnel estimates; reviewing operational models and service profiles; plus establishing site selection criteria. The final facilities program specified the requirements to accommodate a total of approximately 50 personnel. Completed in 1993.