Margaret Mitchell Place, Vancouver, British Columbia

This 52 unit project is built on a multi-point foundation system that is re-usable and reconfigurable for other locations in the future.

Affordable Housing
Project Size
25,139 Sq ft.
6 Months
Building Type
Relocatable Multifamily
Vancouver, British Columbia

With a funding commitment to provide 600 units of temporary modular housing in Vancouver, the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) and the City of Vancouver continued to identify sites for safe, stable housing for homeless citizens, along with support services to assist them in transitioning to an independent lifestyle.

As part of a larger building initiative, the desire was for the design of each new building to continually evolve, applying learnings from previous buildings and working to blend seamlessly with the surroundings to put to rest any myths about supporting housing and modular construction. As with other social and affordable housing projects in BC, time was of the essence to enable the new residents to move in as quickly as possible to get their “Fresh Start”.

Multi-point foundation system that is re-usable and reconfigurable for other locations in the future.

  • Units average 320 square feet, with slightly larger spaces for wheelchair accessible units.
  • Self-contained bathroom and kitchen as well as private living space.
  • Central amenity space features a commercial kitchen, communal area to encourage resident socializing along with common laundry and lounge.
  • Unique “Butterfly” roof with extended overhands to add visual interest.

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When you’re ready to start, we’re ready to take you through our responsive planning and design process. Get in touch today and we’ll create a plan that meets your goals for quality, design, affordability and time to market.