Dr. Peter Centre

The Dr. Peter Centre is the first health centre of its kind in Canada combining supportive living with a day health program for people living with HIV/AIDS.
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1110 Comox St, Vancouver, BC
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The centre is operated by the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, which was established in 1995 to fulfill the wishes of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young for a facility to provide “comfort care” to people living with HIV/AIDS. The 30,000 sq.ft. centre comprises a new 4-storey concrete building attached to and incorporating an existing heritage house.

“Many people have told us how impressed they are by the building’s architecture, and with the thought that has gone into creating such a uplifting and healing place. This city, this province and indeed this country can take great pride in what has been accomplished.”- Maxine Davis, Executive Director, Dr. Peter Centre

The centre is located in Vancouver’s West End, in a 4-acre city block called Mole Hill. The design of the Dr. Peter Centre offered a complex and engaging architectural problem involving the play of urban design issues, a restrictive site, a heritage context, a complex building program, sustainability issues and a limited budget.