Inglewood Care Centre Canopies

Senior Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living and Affordable Housing Campus

In Progress June 2021
West Vancouver, BC, CA
ZGF Architects

Part of a schematic design effort for a two-phase revamped and expanded senior living center for multi-generational and multi-stage in-place aging.

I took the lead design a series of canopies, inspired by the open web structure of a lifting monarch butterfly wing. The canopies utilize a series of triangulated, sandwiched wood beams that form a concave biwing at the main entry, bringing rainwater through an open triangular occulus and into a bioswale.

A simpler system of linear canopies connect all the buildings on the campus, to encourage outdoor ambulation during peiods of frequent rain and snow.

Andrew Thompson
Josh Peacock
Megan Chalmers
Renderings by Brick Visual

Renderings by Brick Visual

Process Work