Working with multiple stakeholders on most institutional projects, Kindred aligns the various needs and interests with clear, collaborative, and transparent communication. Our proven track-record with large institutional clients is predicated on fulfilling a multitude of needs from a large number of client participants.
Client: Mountainside Animal Hospital
Architect: Salal ArchitectureDescription:
Mountainside Animal Hospital is an 11,320 sf concrete and wood frame building with one level of below grade parking and a residential suite for the full-time on-site manager and staff. The state-of-the-art facility features dedicated exam, surgery, and dental surgery rooms, separate dog and isolation rooms, 24/7 emergency services, along with an animal shelter in partnership with the City of North Vancouver. The project was completed in two phases: base building and subsequent fit-out of the interior to create unique functional areas for the full-service facility.
Client: Sea to Sky Community Society
Architect: Murdoch + Company Architecture + Planning Ltd.Description:
The Centrepoint project is a wood-frame, multi-use development which includes 32 non-market housing units, healthcare services, employment services, as well as church and education facilities.
This project brought together partners in both private and public sectors to facilitate the construction of a social services complex, designed to foster community collaboration throughout the District of Squamish and Sea to Sky region.
Client: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: Michael Green ArchitectsDescription:
This recently completed new 12,500 sq. ft. baseball training facility in Thunderbird Park will house a batting cage, pitching training facility and multi-sport functional training space. The new facility will provide a much improved training experience to support high performance baseball (UBC varsity), youth and community baseball, softball and multi-sport functional training.
Client: UBC Properties Trust
Architect: McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.Description:
The new UBCO Fitness and Wellness Centre (FWC) is the result of a design-build project headed by Kindred Construction in partnership with McFarland Marceau Architects. At the time of its construction, the facility in Kelowna was the largest Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) building in British Columbia and the first to use CLT for beam construction.
The FWC Pavilion, or The Hangar as it has come to be known, is attached to the north side of the existing gymnasium complex via a 7.6-metre-wide link and sits at an angle to it, thereby preserving a view down University Walk, the campus’ main pedestrian axis and convocation route.
The Hangar seems to float on its base with the upper floor projecting out over the landscape. The glazed north and east facades create a transparency, bringing users out into the Okanagan landscape and letting the landscape in.
Slender beam/column elements form what look like knee joints all along the north face where the roof meets the north wall. The FWC’s honeycomb roof structure and profile is a direct reference to the wing structure of the versatile WWII Mosquito Bomber.
The Hangar houses a cardio exercise area, a weight and strength training area, various studio spaces for yoga, combat sports, spin bikes, Pilates and dancing, and will eventually accommodate an interior climbing wall.
Client: The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BCDescription:
The Kitsilano Neighbourhood House project involves the renovation of two existing heritage buildings, as well as the addition of a new third building linking the two heritage buildings. The new development houses the upgraded Neighbourhood House and Child Care facilities, as well as 15-units of affordable seniors housing with rooftop gardens and amenity room.
Client: Housing for Young Adults With Disabilities SocietyDescription:
The Housing for Young Adults with Disabilities (HYAD) Society’s new building in North Vancouver is a four storey wood frame building with fourteen residential apartments for young adults, two apartments for an on-site residential manager and a life skills worker, plus a common lounge area and kitchen for residents. The new building provides supported housing for young adults with developmental disabilities.
Architect: GH2 Gralla Equestrian ArchitectsDescription:
This 65,000 sq. ft. world class private equestrian facility is located fifteen kilometers northwest of Pemberton, BC in the picturesque Pemberton Meadows. The facility includes a 15,500 sq. ft. main barn with 16 horse stalls, an office, washrooms, laundry, feed and tack rooms, veterinarians clinic/laboratory, and a farrier room. All of the amenities of this centre feature the best equipment available. In addition to the main barn, there is also a 30,000 sq. ft. pre-engineered steel training barn with an events area, kitchen and washroom facilities. Ancillary buildings on site include hay barns, an equipment barn, quarantine barn and various support facilities.
The entire facility was designed and constructed with eco-friendly components and materials with sustainability goals being second only to those pertaining to the health and safety of the horses. Over 130,000 linear feet of beetle-kill denim pine was used on the interior and exterior finishing of the facility.
Client: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Architect: Andrew Chung ArchitectsDescription:
The Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Temple in Richmond exemplifies the quality of nature – simplicity, and stability.
This new wood frame Buddhist temple & dormitory is an 11,000 sq. ft. space with a calm and tranquil atmosphere with open rooms allowing people to study and practice the principles of Buddhism.
Client: UBC Rowing Society, UBC Athletics & UBC Properties Trust
Architect: McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd.Description:
Construction of a new high-tech rowing centre located adjacent to the Richmond Oval provides UBC with complete rowing facilities. This multi-use centre features an events room with kitchen, washrooms/changing rooms, water level storage for kayaks and rowing shells, coach/safety boat moorage and launch floats.
Client: Delta Hospice SocietyDescription:
Delta Hospice is the realization of the Society’s dream of providing best-in-class comfort and care to hospice patients and their families. Kindred worked closely with the Society and the project Architects to ensure that the vision for this facility was achieved, including providing early cost consulting services to facilitate the Society’s fund-raising efforts.
This project is actually two buildings: a 10-bed hospice care facility and an administrative and family support care centre. Features of the Hospice include nurse’s stations, full in-room bathrooms, patient lifts, hydrotherapy rooms, clinic space and common areas. The Administrative Centre is home to administrative offices, flex space, a reading corner and other support services.
Client: Sylvia HotelDescription:
The Sylvia Hotel is a well known Vancouver landmark built in 1912, with its brick and terra-cotta exterior softened by the Virginia creeper that now completely covers the Gilford Street side of the hotel. The hotel has 120 rooms and suites, including Vancouver’s first cocktail bar which opened in 1954. The Sylvia Hotel is now designated as a heritage building and a beautiful part of Vancouver’s history. It is located next to the picturesque English Bay beach and world famous Stanley Park.
Kindred has successfully completed work on the building envelope restoration, being mindful not to lose the features that make this historic landmark so recognizable. This restoration included the removal of seven layers of 80-year old paint, without compromising the underlying brick on the east wall.
A complete restoration and code upgrade of 27 heritage homes in the oldest intact residential community in Vancouver. The houses were converted to 165 social housing units. Mole Hill is a large site, covering one city block located in downtown Vancouver. The homes were intermixed with private residences and an apartment block in a very busy area (across from St. Paul’s Hospital). It was an exciting and logistically demanding project that garnered significant public attention. This award winning project involved not only the complete overhaul of each of the houses, but also demising them into multiple units to be marketed as social housing.
Kindred worked alongside the Mole Hill Community Housing Society and BC Housing on this community-based initiative, which demonstrated leadership in environmental and sustainable development. The entire community was tied into a brand new GeoExchange system.
Copyright © 2021 Kindred Construction Ltd. All Rights Reserved.