Cover completed a renovation of an existing church building from residential suites to a physiotherapy clinic. The clients needed more flexibility to fulfil their clinic needs in the space available, so the church was designed to include an administration area, treatment rooms and a fitness centre. A fire separation was required between the clinic and residential suite to divide the separate occupancies.
The Scott Subaru Dealership in Red Deer Alberta will be the first Certified PassiveHouse Dealership in the world! The certification guarantees that the energy use of the building will be dropped by 80% compared to code level construction. The construction has achieved an amazing .35 ACH air leakage rate, which ensures a very long life envelope. The project sets a new standard in Alberta and the world for commercial construction.
Ainsworth Hot Springs, recently purchased by The Lower Kootenay Indian Band, has undergone a number of renovations and additions in the last few years, including a renovation to the main entry, bar, and restaurant, for which Cover provided Architectural Services. Most recently Cover designed a new block of 14 Hotel rooms adjacent to the main site.
The Taghum Stop project involves the demolition and construction of a new store and gas bar. Historically, the building has been an iconic local point of reference, so the new store incorporated strong elements of Kootenay style and culture.
Cover Architectural Collaborative is redeveloping a 2-storey commercial building at 96 Baker Street, Nelson BC. Our intent is to create a contemporary Baker Street streetscape with main floor storefronts and amenities suitable as a gateway to Railtown.
Cover will occupy the top floor and lease the rest of the building. This is a historic building built in 1956 and will contribute to the City of Nelson’s redevelopment plan for Railtown neighbourhood.