LEIGH MCEACHRAN, Communications Advisor,
The Regional Municipality of Durham
DURHAM: The proposed design for the Beaverton Supportive Housing Project earned a 2021 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence on April 1st. This is the first time a Region of Durham facility has received this honour.
The proposed design by Montgomery Sisam Architects features two structures, both a two- and three-storey structure, with a connective link that serves as the main entrance lobby and opens onto a landscaped courtyard.
The three-storey structure contains living accommodations for 47 residents, lounges, washroom facilities, laundry and administrative service areas. The two-storey structure has a dining room, kitchen, reading room, meeting and administrative space, and support rooms.
The Beaverton Supportive Housing Project is designed to run on solar energy and electric power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the Region’s commitment to protecting the environment through leadership in sustainability and addressing climate change.
“Life circumstances can result in crisis and, when this happens, people need support and a stepping stone to life stabilization. The Beaverton Supportive Housing Project will address the urgent need for supportive housing and the thoughtful design by Montgomery Sisam Architects, which earned a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, will hopefully make residents feel warm and welcome,” stated Stella Danos-Papaconstantinou, Commissioner of Social Services.
The Beaverton Supportive Housing Project will also offer community resources to support all north Durham residents. This includes counselling and mental health resources, medical services and social services.
Read more about the Beaverton Supportive Housing project at durham.ca/SupportiveHousing.