BID Projects – Georgian College
For the third year in a row, ARIDO would like to celebrate the class of 2022 from Ontario ARIDO-recognized schools and ensure their work is shared within the ARIDO community and beyond.
ARIDO has worked with these schools to promote a selection of 4th year BID student work on BLOG//ARIDO and will be posting the work each Wednesday during May and June.
Brittany Dempsey- Sunview - An Early Childhood Education Centre
The Sunview Education Centre is a cost-effective early education and resource centre designed in downtown Barrie. The centre is designed for the Barrie community focusing on young children, and families in need of support. The children will range from 4 months to 4 years of age with the design being accessible to all needs.
The design reconstructs the way affordability is perceived through the application of sustainable and sensory-based design. The common goal is to promote the growth of a vibrant community.
Children develop and learn the most in their first 5 years, so the centre wants to support each child’s learning style to provide a strong foundation for development. The design addresses many learning styles through layout, learning opportunities, and sensory needs to modernize early education.
Cassandra Haire - Springwater Residences - Memory Care Facility
Springwater Residences is a memory care facility located on a peaceful, secluded property in the neighbourhood of Springwater, Ontario. Springwater Residences is designed specifically for seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and it aims to promote the enhancement of the quality of life that those living with memory impairment receive in care homes.
The design is inspired by the principle of using design to act as a preventative medicine. By utilizing evidence-based design through research driven decision making, every aspect of the design is tailored specifically to the needs of Alzheimer’s patients which, through design, has allowed us to directly eliminate external sources of disease progression such as confusion and stress at the source to create a home-like environment where the residents will thrive.
Jordan McIvor - Kam’s Place
“Kam’s Place was created as an extension of the traditional Ronald McDonald Houses in Ontario. Our purpose is to provide a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all families with a sick child by offering spaces that promote growth, recovery, and community.”
Kam’s Place offers both private and public areas for residents of all ages. The design focuses on balancing a playful, fun energy for children alongside a serene, therapeutic atmosphere for parents. All while having support staff, cleaning staff, and in-house chefs to take away some of the day-to-day stresses for each of the families.
The following perspectives display just a few of the highlights that Kam’s Place has to offer, including the charming shared kitchens, personalized private suites’ living area and kitchenette, the outdoor lounge that encourages play and socialization between residents, and finally the waiting area with the Kam’s Place logo as a distinct wall feature.
Laura Prete - The Emerald Veil Boutique Hotel & The Nook Centre for Creative
The Emerald Veil Boutique Hotel examines how a sustainable hotel can positively contribute to the success of local, small businesses as well as the local economy to aid in increasing tourism in Barrie. Using local materials and giving local craftspeople an outlet to showcase their work, through the addition of a community workshop, contributes to a successful sustainable tourism sector. Themes of de–carbonization, mixed–use occupancies and place preservation were utilized to aid in strengthening the community economically, socially and most importantly, environmentally.
This building supports a boutique hotel and community workshop which work together to offer luxury tourism in a way which is sustainable to the local economy. Many of the goods featured in the hotel are handmade by artisans who work out of the adjoining workshop. Furthermore, makerspace/workshop supports the hotel as an attractive amenity for guests to attend various events hosted by local craftspeople.
Nguyen Huong Giang
This thesis proposes to design a Contemporary Museum, introducing Canadian, Indigenous, and Contemporary Art, as well as a Tranquill Homestay, creating a continuous living cycle to support the economic system, examining how the built environment communicates through all senses, impacts the conscious and subconscious level, and forms an existentially meaningful space for human experience and life. The facility will strengthen the community by preserving the integrity of the heritage building, evoking social memories of the Indigenous history and culture, and encouraging sustainability to protect the environment in Barrie, Ontario.
The design generates multi-sensory experiences, forming meaningful philosophical ideas of human existence including the theory of our conscious and subconscious minds. It creates unity as a combination of three unique occupancies all with the same design features; economically supporting the community, and creating functional spaces that aim to serve the physical, mental, physiological, and safety needs of everyone.
By integrating Indigenous art and culture, the design creates a tight connection between the past and present to promote empathy. Lastly, the project addresses climate change as a global issue by creating a sustainable building with optimized energy performance.