Courts Refit, Fourth Avenue Residence, Whitehorse, Yukon - 1983
Client: Yukon Justice
Building type: Courthouses, Housing, Offices
At the time of the study, funds were not available for a new courthouse, and proposals were being sought by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for alternative uses for the Fourth Avenue Residence. We examined the feasibility of refitting the apartment building for use as a courthouse. We identified two strategies: alterations only or additions and alterations. Conceptual designs, together with cost estimates, were developed for each general approach. We then compared these possibilities with new construction based on function, code compliance, environmental quality, operational efficiency, and total project cost. We concluded that the use of the facility as a courthouse was neither feasible nor cost-effective. Completed in 1983.