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Baird Blackstone Supportive Housing

This new development is a six-storey, 60-unit, 36,000 ft² supportive residential building situated at 14706 104 Avenue in Surrey, BC.

SURREY, BC

Floors two to six of this project comprise wood-framed modular units.

The development was designed to meet BC Housing Design Guidelines and construction standards.

Images by Nick Fernando.

Baird Blackstone is the third supportive housing project in Surrey that opened in 2021, and is part of a commitment between the Province and the City of Surrey to deliver 250 permanent supportive modular homes.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

BC Housing & Lookout Society

ARCHITECT

Ron Hart Architect Ltd.

OUR ROLE(S)

Building Envelope Consultant;
Energy Modelling Consultant

SIZE

36,000 ft²

BUDGET

$20 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

VANCOUVER

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ENTUITIVE APPROACHES ENGINEERING CHALLENGES, AND DISCOVER WHY ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE MATTERS FOR YOUR PROJECT.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

The project implemented modular dimensional timber construction to expedite the construction process but the design intent was to mask this modularity. In addition, the operational public spaces also created a challenge from an energy perspective to meet the provincial energy targets.

Solution One

In order to create a subtle nod to modularity but avoid joints reading through the cladding, the sequence followed a traditional rainscreen approach but added attention to detailing the waterproofing and air barrier at module joints as a key design feature while also ensuring a high performance envelope

GALLERY

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