Sohkeya Phase 2 by the Kekinow Native Housing Society (KNHS) aims to provide non-market housing for the indigenous community in the Lower Mainland.
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7563 – 7565 140th Street, Surrey
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KNHS’s stated mission is to provide safe, healthy, and affordable housing that reflects traditional Indigenous culture.

Phase 2 buildings B & C proposes 104 units consisting of studios, 1-bedrooms, 2-bedrooms and 3-bedroom units. Both buildings include indoor amenity spaces; a Youth and Young Adult Room with kitchenette; a large multi-purpose room with kitchen; meeting room and fireplace lounge; and an Arts and Crafts Room for the production and display of indigenous art.

The design of Phase 2 takes some queues from Phase 1. It references the overall massing with some sloped roof forms and cantilevered balconies. The inverted ‘U’ shape plan creates two south-facing courtyards separated by a breezeway and parkade entrance. Two concrete outdoor patios with timber trellis are naturally nested within the “U” shape layout providing a common gathering space for the residents.