In September of 2013, IDIBC Vancouver Island Chapter members Maria Uriegas-Leupelt, Sara Peddle, and Kirsten Cluett had the pleasure of working with the Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS). Together, they combined their professional knowledge and design expertise into 300 hours of donated design serves. These services included schematic design presentations, specification lists, and proposed floor plans for the Balmoral Garden Court multi-residential building, located on North Park St in Victoria, B.C.
The mission of this project was to transform a space that lacked life and personality into a welcoming atmosphere for low-income families and seniors. Tenants of the building were encouraged to take part in the design process and so far, the outdoor space that was designed for the seniors is completed and enjoyed by the residents.
At the annual IDIBC Table Top show, Maria, Sara, and Kirstens efforts were displayed and spoken about by Kaye Melliship, executive director of the Greater Victoria Housing Society. The Vancouver Island Chapter of IDIBC is excited to continue this relationship with GVHS and is ready for the next project!