Cover was engaged by the ʔaq̓am Band to carry out a feasibility study for the community’s Health
and Wellness Centre. The goal of the study was to identify an appropriate location for a vibrant health centre within the ʔaq’am community site, built to be operationally sustainable and meet the needs of the community. Public engagement sessions played a key role in ensuring that ʔa·kxam̓is ʔakikⱡuʔnam – spirit of community – was central to the development of the vision for the ʔaq̓am Health and Wellness Centre.
Cover completed a Site Selection, Building Concept Design, Engineering Review, Public Engagement and Budget Costing for the new CVWMA Interpretive Centre. We used a number of components to evaluate the site including: flood plains, sustainability, conservation and historical considerations, access roads, demolition and grading requirements, utilities and easements, fire access, grading and storm-water management, parking, pedestrian and traffic circulation. Our investigation process, consultations, operational analysis, design, and costing helped ensure the best possible solution for siting and design of the new interpretive centre for the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.Flood Plains
Cover developed a site plan incorporating existing buildings, new addition(s), required traffic patterns for guests and fire trucks, pedestrian circulation and functions. We identified functional and area requirements of NDYC and youth housing and provided a preliminary Schematic Design of NDYC including additional youth housing units on second floor and Code Analysis of preliminary proposed scheme.
COVER Architectural Collaborative has created a new design improving on the capacity of Bosun Hall which is the heart of New Denver community life, providing space for events such as weddings, arts performances, children’s activities, birthdays, funerals, public meetings, and more. The current Bosun Hall is approximately 3100 sqft, split between three main components: hall, stage and kitchen. There is also an unused mezzanine and an unused crawlspace. Cover Architecture’s new design is expected to match the current size of the existing building while improving on the capacity, the design has the potential to meet the new Step Code 3 energy code, and fits aesthetically within the village of New Denver.