Building Projects

HANOVER MEDICAL CLINIC, Hanover, Ontario 

photo above is waiting room in clinic.

new facility for 15 doctors.

28, 984 square foot area on two floors.

Nelson Dawley, Structural engineer.

$ 2,250,000 building cost & $490,000 parking lot & site work.

COMMUNITY LIVING for KINCARDINE & DISTRICT, Kincardine, Ontario

new 12-unit residential facility for people with special needs.

architectural consultant with Nelson Dawley, structural engineer.

provided resolution to interior space planning, interior & exterior architectural detailing.

project cost $1,200,000.

GODERICH COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, Goderich, Ontario

converted existing washrooms into barrier-free accessible washroom
DR. R. FIELD & ASSOCIATES, Goderich, Ontario.

created historical colour scheme for repainting exterior of historical designated Georgian house with ornate Victorian porch.

this house was previously restored & renovated for use as an office.

Churches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAYFIELD UNITED CHURCH - barrier-free accessibility and addition,
shown to the right,
in above photo

ST. GEORGES ANGLICAN CHURCH, Goderich, Ontario – barrier-free accessibility upgrades
and appropriate renovations for Parish Hall & Kitchen.

MENESETUNG CAMP – new barrier-free accessibility washroom & shower building for
the United Church Camp north of Goderich, Ontario

MAITLAND RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH, Wingham, Ontario

design proposals for 7,000 square foot addition

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Goderich, Ontario

re-construction of steeple, built in the late 1800's, to match historic architecture
of original church building, steeple damaged in 2011 tornado.

interior colour scheme for repainting existing Sanctuary

ST. THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH, Seaforth, Ontario

condition report, restoration plan & maintenance recommendations done
for this wood & timber framed Gothic Church built in 1863.

 

Commercial

STOREFRONTS, Wingham, Ontario 

restoration of original storefront, to the left, in above photos

historically contextual new storefront, to the right, in above photos

BRUCE COUNTY JAIL – design proposal was done to adaptively re-use, this historic
1866 stone building, for a themed hotel, restaurant & event facility in Walkerton, Ontario

WALKERTON SPORTS BAR – code review, occupant load calculations & floor plan revisions
for new facility that hosts billiard tournaments in Walkerton, Ontario.

414 QUEEN STREET, Blyth, Ontario – this wood & timber-framed commercial building was built by Donald McKinnon in 1879, it is now the oldest building left on the Main Street of Blyth, Ontario. Project converted Second Floor to a large residential apartment & Main Floor was updated for continued commercial use.

“MONKEY BARREL” – existing commercial space converted to indoor childrens play structure
& event facility in Port Elgin, Ontario.

CINNAMON JIM'S CAFE, Brussels, Ontario

contextual storefront renovation for historic corner commercial block

NEW WINERY FACILITY, Lucknow, Ontario

design & concept proposals for conversion of an old rubble stone barn foundation into a winery for an existing vineyard

EUROPEAN APPLIANCE STORE, Wingham, Ontario

design, construction working drawings & specifications for expansion of retail store, warehousing & repair facility

 

Industrial

EMPLOYEE FACILITY, SIFTO SALT MINE, Goderich, Ontario

12,000 square foot renovation to existing above-ground building

to provide upgraded change room facilities for 500 shift workers

for Sifto Canada Corp., a division of Compass Minerals Corp., Inc.

project cost $2,000,000 plus

 

 

Residential

ROYAL APARTMENTS, 279 Harbour Street, Kincardine, Ontario - shown above

Victorian Hotel built in 1873 was converted into 24 residential apartments
during the 1930's or 1940's.

2013 Life Safety Upgrade Project completed $750,000 code required renovations. 

 

Approach to Residential Design

Numerous single family houses are worked on at any time.

A strong focus on contextual design has been developed, which enables restoration, renovation, alteration and addition work to compliment the original architectural
vocabulary of designated,
 historic and old houses. 

This focus is paralleled with an extensive knowledge of historic architectural styles 
which inspiration can be
 drawn to develop ideas for new houses. 

Residential work is based throughout Southwestern Ontario. 

Construction costs of single family houses range from modest repair projects 
up to $1,000,000.

Building Projects

BROUGHAM CENTRAL HOTEL - above photo shows authentic restoration of
mid - 1840's timber framed hotel & vertical plank framed inn keepers residence

THE COUNCIL HOUSE – design proposals for the restoration & expansion
of the 1882 Council House for the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations
near Hagersville, Ontario

ST. JACOBS MAIN STREET REDEVELOPMENT – streetscape re-design proposal including gateways, a clock tower, market stalls, sidewalk cafes & traffic calming was done for this Ontario Village. Proposal done for Regional Tourism Ontario – Area # Four.

MILDMAY – CARRICK RECREATION CENTER – Lobby expansion & front façade renovations
to sports arena complex in Mildmay, Ontario.

BENMILLER COMMUNITY HALL – Originally a two room school built in 1880, building being restored & upgraded in Benmiller, Ontario for township of Ashfield, Colborne, Wawanosh.

BRUSSELS LIBRARY – A 2,555 square foot expansion & barrier-free accessible
upgrades added to the existing 2,200 square foot Carnegie Library built in 1910
done for the Municipality of Huron East & the Huron County Library System
project cost $1,250,000

LIBRARY SPACE PLANNING STUDY done for Administrators of Rural Urban Public Libraries of Ontario ARUPLO and the Huron County Library System.  Study re-evaluated ARUPLO 2005 Guidelines for planning & sizing of medium-sized branch libraries.  The results of this study were adapted provincially & are now used to help plan branch libraries which have approximately 3,000 square foot floor areas.

ALADDIN CRAFTSMAN COTTAGE, PICKERING MUSEUM VILLAGE

Restoration Guidelines for 1927 Cottage for City of Pickering, Ontario

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW of ALEXANDER McDONALD HOUSE

481 Water Street South, St. Marys, Ontario

Georgian stone house built in 1850's, designated in 2008

review done for St. Marys Heritage Committee

Cultural

PETROLIA DISCOVERY – Architectural & Planning Report done for this Oil Museum
in Petrolia, Ontario. Report focused on future plans for their Board of Directors
& long overdue maintenance of this historic wood framed buildings.

FUGITIVE SLAVE CHAPEL – built in 1849 near the forks of the Thames River in London, Ontario, this Chapel was a part of the Underground Railway & the path of freedom for slaves from the USA: The building has been moved to Grey Street in London and will be authentically restored & expanded as a Chapel, house museum & small community center.

MARINE HERITAGE RESOURCE CENTRE – design proposal done for a new building that looks like a Great Lakes Bulk Freighter to house Huron County’s & Lake Huron’s Maritime Heritage in Goderich, Ontario.

BLYTH MEMORIAL HALL, BLYTH FESTIVAL -, Blyth, Ontario

Interior “Facelift” of “The House”, where the audience sits. 

Proposal involved colour scheme for repainting interior of the 1920's Vaudeville Theatre, improved lighting, and re-seating the theatre - project cost $200,000

 

Educational

SAUGEEN VALLEY CHILDREN'S SAFETY VILLAGE, Hanover, Ontario

new educational facility to teach children safety.

architectural consultant with Nelson Dawley, structural engineer.

provided resolution to interior space planning, interior & exterior architectural detailing.

project cost $1,000,000.

Medical