Hilltop House Long Term Care
Squamish, British Columbia
While with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning
Role: Associate-concept development and concept team lead
The Hilltop House Complex Care facility located on the Squamish General Hospital campus provided for a 52 +/- bed addition. The expansion to Hilltop House offers an improvement and expansion of the complex care practice and will optimize operational delivery by design. By introducing gaming techniques, the design team engaged user groups in the planning of the new facility. Several design schemes based on the information gained from the users during this session were developed and synthesized into a final design which reflected a regional vocabulary and aesthetic.
Built in wood and heavy timber, this new facility was intended to create a residential atmosphere for patients at the same time as fitting into a surrounding alpine residential neighborhood.