- Project Type
- Special Needs
- 1100 Alward St., Prince George, BC
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“…I would like to thank NSDA for designing such a wonderful facility in Prince George. We have heard nothing but wonderful accolades for it. Most importantly, the cancer patients who are staying there are thrilled. I know we have faced some very unexpected and challenging issues with the project and I appreciate your support in helping to deal with them.”
– Cathy Adair, Vice President, Cancer Control, Canadian Cancer Society
“Kordyban Lodge is stunning. Not only is it a beautiful building, it is of course much more than a building to the residents, and the natural wood aesthetic contributes significantly to the peacefulness of the surroundings. I’m so glad NSDA’s work has been recognized for its contribution to sustainable forestry, creative design and aesthetics”
– Sandra Krueckl, PhD, Acting Vice President, Cancer Control, Canadian Cancer Society
People living with cancer and undergoing medical treatments are often overwhelmed by feelings of fear and anxiety. The client recognized the design of the project would play an important role in the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of the patients and their families and wanted the Lodge to be a “home away from home” and reflect the uniqueness of the North.
Kordyban Lodge has 36-beds, a family room, common lounge and dining room, activity and recreation spaces, massage therapy, library, spiritual and meditation room, library, a wig and prosthetics rooms.
The social spaces two-storey shed volumes with a post and beam structure, extensive glass and wood finish gives the interiors, a feeling of warmth and openness. The materially expressive architecture is rooted in the context and culture of the north region and provides a life-affirming nurturing environment for the cancer patient and their families comforting the body, mind and spirit.