Skip to main content

News

MetroPlace - 2014 UDI Award of Excellence

“Best Suburban High-Rise: MetroPlace, Intracorp Projects”

At the 30th anniversary of its biennial awards on Wednesday night, November 26th, the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI) announced the winners of the 2014 UDI Awards for Excellence.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-metroplace_0.jpg
MetroPlace Tower & Townhomes Move-in Ready

MetroPlace is complete! The tallest project in Burnaby's MetroTown area to date, boasts convenient, transit-oriented living with spectacular views.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-metroplace.jpg
Union Gospel Mission's The Sanctuary Opens

Union Gospel Mission is offering a sanctuary for drug-addicted women with babies who need support between detox and the recovery process.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-ugm.jpg
NSDA Architects receives the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Award

The firm is being recognized for its innovative use of wood certified to the SFI Standard in the new Kordyban Lodge, a Canadian Cancer Society facility located in Prince George, BC.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/ccs-kordyban_e10_0.jpg
NSDA Architects is Now Registered in Alberta.

With our recent registration with the AAA, NSDA Architects is pleased to announce the expansion of its services and client base to include British Columbia and Alberta. 

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/nsda-architects_calgary-r.jpg
Prairie Lake Retreat wins WoodWORKS! 2013 Prairie Wood Design Award

Selected from over forty entries, Prairie Lake Retreat was selected based on considerations such as creativity, appropriate use of wood materials, ability to satisfy the client’s building and site requirements and the overall aesthetic appeal for the use and application of wood.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-prairie.jpg
Sanford Apartments Awarded LEED® Gold Certification

1601 Fir Street is a partnership of BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, Katherine Sanford Housing Society and MPA Society. The 9-storey building contains 62 dwelling units with associated amenity areas and a social service centre.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/7thfir_02.jpg
Expanded Leadership

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Molly Chan as our newest principal at NSDA Architects.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-mollychan.jpg
1005 Station Street is certified LEED Gold

In addition to a commitment to social sustainability providing studio apartments for people who are homeless or homeless-at-risk, the project is dedicated to achieving a significant level of environmental sustainability.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-1005station.jpg
LEED Gold Certification Awarded to Karis Place

"Achieving LEED Gold status is the most recognized green building rating system in North America ..."

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-karisplace.jpg
Heather Place

NSDA Architects on behalf of Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation is applying to the City of Vancouver for a CD-1 Rezoning of the Heather Place.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-heatherplace.jpg
Take a 3D walk through tour around Canuck Place in Abbotsford, BC.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will provide specialized care and support for children and teenagers with progressive life-threatening illnesses. A “home away from home” for the children and their families.

View 3D walk through tour.

sites/default/files/img-ro-canuckplace.jpg
New Affordable Seniors' Housing Opens in Burnaby

Seniors in Burnaby have increased access to affordable housing with today's official opening of Swedish Assisted Living Residence, a new 64-unit assisted living development funded by the governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-swedish.jpg
Canadian Cancer Society - Kordyban Lodge's Official Opening with Premier Christy Clark

"The Kordyban Lodge will provide cancer patients with a bright, spacious place to call home while they receive treatment at BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North," said Clark. "A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but a supportive environment closer to friends and family can make a huge difference." 

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-kordyban.jpg
The Gateway Lodge Campus of Care is featured in Wood in Healthcare.

It is now generally accepted that the objectives of sustainable design

are broader than just environmental effects and have come to embrace

human health issues as well.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-gateway.jpg
Alouette Heights Opens

A four-storey development providing 45 apartments of supportive housing for individuals at risk of homelessness in Maple Ridge is open.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-alouette.jpg
Sanford Apartments Supportive Housing Official Opening

Premier Christy Clark officially opened Sanford Apartments at Fir and 7th, a new building providing 62 apartments of supportive housing for people at risk of homelessness in Vancouver. 

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-sanford.jpg
Camp Sunrise Opens Three New Camper Cabins

Three new camper cabins; Alder, Birch and Cedar are now open at The Salvation Army’s Camp Sunrise!

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/img-ro-campsunrise_0.jpg
Karis Place Awarded a Canadian Green Building Award (SAB Award)

JURY COMMENT: "A difficult program and a modest budget made the pursuit of meaningful sustainability goals particularly challenging in this project for the hard-to-house. The solution successfully integrates the architecture with the environmental performance ambitions through careful envelope design and a variety of passive strategies. As such it provides an example, not just to other publicly-funded housing projects, but to market condominium developments as well." To see SAB Magazines coverage of Karis Place's LEED Gold initatives and the award winning details, please click here.

sites/default/files/karis.jpg
Evidence-based design points to the use of wood to promote health and well-being in health care facilities.

This video features two NSDA projects, Buchanan Lodge and Gateway Campus of Care. Principal Jerry Doll walks us through the concept, design and strategy for choosing wood as the building material for these two healthcare projects.

sites/default/files/gateway.jpg
Metrotown Silver builds on Burnaby’s vision for Beresford St.

With MetroPlace sold out, Intracorp is getting ready to launch the next part of
the Beresford Street transformation with its newest residential tower, Silver.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/silver05b.jpg
Pedestrian oriented MetroPlace to provide a new hub of activity

MetroPlace is the first high density development to take advantage of the new “supplemental community benefit density bonuses” for Burnaby’s town centres.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/42724burnaby110408-metroplace.jpg
Czorny Alzheimer Centre in the news

The 36-bed residential care home is tranquil by design: the architecture reflects its holistic, person-centred approach to dementia care.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/5579096.bin__0.jpeg
Construction Begins at the Kordyban Lodge

The 25,000 sq.ft., 36-bed lodge will serve cancer patients from communities throughout Northern BC by providing accommodation for individuals and their caregivers travelling to Prince George for treatment.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/a_kordyban.jpg
Cascade on Westwood Plateau

Cascade on Westwood Plateau due for completion Fall 2011. Cascade is the newest addition to Coquitlam’s premier neighbourhood Westwood Plateau. This under construction project comprises two condo towers of nine and ten storeys, totalling 153 residences.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/cascade_c_02.jpg
New affordable, supportive housing in Maple Ridge

A new development that will create 45 units of supportive housing for people
who are homeless or at risk of homelessness is now under construction in
Maple Ridge.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/alouette.jpg
Canadian Cancer Society's new Northern Lodge to be named Kordyban Lodge

The Kordyban Lodge will provide accommodation for individuals and their caregivers travelling to Prince George for treatment at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. It will serve cancer patients and their families from communities throughout Northern BC.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_176.JPG
Canuck Hospice to be named Dave Lede House

The new Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Abbotsford will be named Dave Lede House in honour of it's largest donation yet -$2.5 million from the Dave Lede Family Charitable Foundation.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_174.JPG
New Autism Centre announced

The new Pacific Autism Family Centre (PAFC) will be located at 2750 East 18th Ave., on land leased from the City of Vancouver next to the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_173.JPG
Work begins on the 7th and Fir Supportive Housing Site

Once completed, the nine-storey building will provide 62 apartments, as well as appropriate support services for some of the city's most vulnerable citizens.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_172.JPG
Swedish Canadian Breaks Ground in Burnaby

Seniors in Burnaby will soon have access to 64 new affordable apartments with the groundbreaking of Swedish Canadian Assisted Living Residence.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_171.JPG
1005 Station Street Opens Doors

BC Housing, the City of Vancouver and PHS Community Services Society have begun moving residents into their development of 80 new studio apartments at 1005 Station Street.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_169.JPG
CHOA welcomes NSDA Architects as member

The Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C. (CHOA) is a nonprofit association that promotes the understanding of strata property living and the interests of strata property owners.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_168.JPG
RDN Addition wins Canadian Wood Council's WoodWorks! Community Leader Award

The award for shown leadership in the advocacy of wood and wood products supports innovation and visionary initiatives that work toward building a community culture of wood.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_165.JPG
Pre-sales begin for Iron & Whyte

MOSAIC Homes introduces a collection of 32 white brick apartment homes located in West Point Grey.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_134.JPG
Canuck Place Abbotsford

NSDA Architects begins design work for the new Canuck Place Childrens' Hospice in Abbotford. Canuck Place will be part of a Campus of Care to be located adjacent the Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_133.JPG
RDN wins Award of Excellence for Institutional Renovation

The Regional District provided a clear mandate and commitment at the onset of the project to an environmentally sustainable building
and construction process. As such, sustainability strategies underpinned the overall design of the building and surrounding site.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_132.JPG
Gateway Lodge wins the Canadian Wood Council BC Wood Design Award

The jury comments noted that the designers had used wood to the full advantage to create a warm residential homelike environment for the elderly residents.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_131.JPG
Czorny Alzheimer's Centre obtains LEED Certification

Successful LEED certification at the The Czorny Alzheimer Centre is the result of a visionary owner and a dedicated project team.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/czorny_r_02.jpg
Belkin House featured in Vancouverism Exhibit

Vancouverism - Architecture Builds the City, is on display January 16 to March 27, 2010 in the new Woodwards Atrium, West Cordova between Abbott and Cambie streets in Vancouver.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_129.JPG
Rezoning Application submitted for Crofton Manor

The new buildings will replace some of the older single storey buildings and provide additional seniors' rental housing and care accommodation.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_128.JPG
Regional District of Nanaimo's expansion to meet LEED Gold certification.

Regional District of Nanaimo's energy-efficient LEED certified office addition, site improvements and overall facility upgrades are complete.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_127.JPG
Miramar Village Plaza contributes to the social development of White Rock.

 Miramar Village Plaza provides a social hub for Peninsula residents and a place to come together to build community.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_126.JPG
Aava Whistler Hotel opens doors and welcomes guests

After two years of construction, Aava Whistler Hotel is ready to welcome the Whistler guest looking for it all - location, value, service and style.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_125.JPG
Design begins for the proposed Canadian Cancer Society Northern Lodge

The proposed Canadian Cancer Society Northern Lodge in Prince George will provide residential accommodation for out-of-town patients who are receiving medical treatments at the regional Cancer Centre and University Hospital.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_124.JPG
1005 Station Street Breaks Ground

July 28th, 2009 saw the groundbreaking of the $21.6-million supportive housing development at 1005 Station Street.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_123.JPG
Long-term residential addiction treatment centre for youth opens

The renovations are complete, staff are in place, and the first clients are embarking on their journey towards wellness at The Crossing in Keremeos.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_122.JPG
Supportive housing project opens in Kamloops

Georgian Court will give people access to affordable housing and the support services they need to successfully move off of the streets and build a home.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/georgiancourt_r_01.jpg
Tertiary Facility Opens in Kamloops

The facility has brought families together and has provided new opportunities for patients looking for a less institutional environment.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_120.JPG
Northern Health's Newest Complex Care Facility

For the patients in "transitional beds," the opening of the Gateway Retirement Community can't come soon enough

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/gateway_-_sep_15_2008_009.jpg
Replacement facility designed for Carlton Gardens

A new 128-bed complex care facility has bee designed for Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT to replace the existing care home built in the early 1970's.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_118.JPG
Armitage Residence nears completion

The 2,400 sq.ft. residence in Black Tusk Estates is scheduled for completion December 2008.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_117.JPG
NSDA Architects' Rezoning Application approved by City Council.

The sixty-two unit seniors assisted living project located at Granville Street and 49th Avenue offers support services such as meals, housekeeping, 24-hour response system, personal care and social and recreational activities.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_116.JPG
NSDA Architects Design Student Dormitory

The four-storey project will house 241 international students in bachelor and one-bedroom units.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_115.JPG
The Regional District of Nanaimo goes green for facility expansion

The project is currently in the schematic design phase and is anticipated to meet the requirements of LEED silver.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_114.JPG
Residential addiction centre receives provincial funding

The Crossing at Keremeos, BC'c first long-term residential addiction-treatment centre for youth, will be open later this year.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_113.JPG
Homelessness and the need to replace the SROs addressed

New supportive housing project dedicates a third to a half of its units to persons with mental illness.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_112.JPG
1338 Seymour Steet designed to deliver both social and environmental sustainability

1338 Seymour Street is set to provide subsidized rental housing as part of the Provincial Homeless Initiative and is designed to achieve a LEED Gold standard.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_111.JPG
Concept design completed for InnerVisions Recovery Society

NSDA Architects has completed the conceptual design for a forty unit transitional housing project for InnerVisions Recovery Society in Coquitlam, BC.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_110.JPG
NSDA Architects - one of three firms selected to design new social and supportive housing for the homeless

The Province and the City of Vancouver have developed an innovative proposal to expedite the approval of up to 1,200 new social and supportive housing units.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_109.JPG
Construction starts on new residential care beds and assisted living units for Prince George

Seniors in Prince George will benefit from new residential care beds and housing units in a $42- million seniors housing facility.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_108.JPG
Apex Cityhomes - two new developments in Calgary

Architect Tom Staniszkis has begun the design and development process for the two projects, with construction anticipated to begin in 2008.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_107.JPG
Lemay + NSDA Architects work on conference centre

Lemay Architects from Quebec and NSDA Architects are undertaking a joint venture for the design of a Conference Retreat Centre for the Institute for Research Communication and Development (IRCD) at Britannia Beach.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_106.JPG
New Clubhouse for Qualicum Beach

The municipal golf course plays a major role in establishing the ambiance of the community and the new clubhouse will become a prominent landmark in the town.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_105.JPG
The Dr Peter Centre opens as Canada's First HIV/AIDS residence and day centre

The long-awaited Dr. Peter Centre opens its doors today in downtown Vancouver as the first supportive housing development and day-health program for people with HIV/AIDS in Canada.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_103.JPG
More safe house spaces for families fleeing abuse

The Salvation Army and representatives from the provincial and federal governments today celebrated the opening of a new 22-bed transition house providing women and their children a safe place when leaving an abusive home.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_102.JPG
BC's first purpose built Alzheimer Center opens its doors

People with Alzheimers' disease and their families have a new home - and new hope - with today's opening of the Czorny Alzheimer Centre by the family who has dreamed for 20 years of building such a facility.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_101.JPG
Campus of Care opens in Qualicum Beach

Seniors on Vancouver Island now have increased access to housing and care services with the opening of the new 227-unit Gardens at Qualicum Beach campus of care.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_100.JPG
UniverCity named Canada's best community development - Cornerstone - SFU University

Cornerstone,the first mixed-use building the village centre of the UniverCity, the new community at Simon Fraser University, was recently honoured with three significant awards.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_99.JPG
New affordable housing for seniors in DTES

Seniors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) will
benefit from more housing options with the new Katherine
Sanford Housing Society development.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_98.JPG
North Shore Shelter and Transitional Housing opens

Tenants moved into the 25 units of transitional housing on April 4, 2005. The full-service shelter, open since January, offers 25 single or double occupancy rooms and during winter can expand to house additional 20 individuals in a dorm style setting.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_97.JPG
New $10M assisted living facility for Mission seniors

Federal, provincial and community funding partners gathered today to celebrate the opening of The Cedars, a new 58-unit assisted living facility in Mission - a first for the community.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_96.JPG
Breaking ground for Kindred Place

Kindred Place will make an important difference in the lives of individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_95.JPG
Suncreek Village celebrates groundbreaking

Community partners Suncreek Developments and Fraser Health gathered Thursday to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Suncreek Village that will benefit seniors in Surrey who need 24 hour-a-day nursing care and health services.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_94.JPG
New affordable housing opens for seniors

The Salvation Army Southview Heights, officially opened in the Champlain Heights area of Vancouver, providing 57 subsidized assisted living apartments for seniors.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_93.JPG
27 new seniors' assisted living units for Burnaby

The Swedish Canadian Rest Home Association and the ScandiaCare Society will provide 27 new subsidized assisted living units in Burnaby.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_92.JPG
Dr. Peter Centre in the news

Dr. Peter Center makes the news for being designed to address sustainability issues such as site conservation, reduced energy usage, water conservation, indoor environmental quality and appropriate use and reuse of materials.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_91.JPG
NSDA Architects is pleased to announce new Associates

Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams Architects is pleased to name Denis Arseneau, MAIBC, Wanda Felt, MAIBC, LEED? AP, and Kenneth Ike Wong, MAIBC as new Associates to the firm.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_90.JPG
Belkin House in the news

Architectural critic Trevor Boddy reviews Belkin House for the Toronto Globe and Mail.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_89.JPG
Belkin House honoured with 2006 Lieutenant-Governor's Special Jury Award

The Salvation Army recognized that to break the cycle of hopelessness and despair, which the homeless and homeless-at-risk individuals face, more than a warm bed and a hot meal would be required.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_88.JPG
Green design for Shenzhen

NSDA demonstrates the fine balance of environmental sensibility and architectural design in the firm's latest international development.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_87.JPG
Gordon Price praises Bosa's four-tower project in White Rock

White Rock's highrise proposal has earned high praises from one of our foremost livability experts.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_86.JPG
Richmond's first hospice opens doors

The Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House is a 10-bed home-like facility, providing quality end-of-life care to residents of Richmond and Vancouver.

application/pdf iconClick here to view article
sites/default/files/DocumentImage_DocumentImageImageData_85.JPG