Divided among two locations, one in Castlegar and another in Trail, this project entails over 9,000 square feet of tenant improvement and renovations for the Kootenay Career Development Society.
In Castlegar, the tenant improvement is anchored by an open work space, surrounded by offices and an undulating, slatted wood screen. The wood screen defines a circulation corridor, imparts a sense of privacy and provides security between the public zone and private staff offices. Slatted wood infuses the space with a sense of material warmth and filters daylight into the central work area.
In Trail, the renovated two storey building provides bright, daylight spaces for the staff and their clients. Large drum pendants animate the open work space, while new window openings connect the building to the sidewalk. In concert with a new museum and library across the road, this project re-invigorates a once struggling streetscape and public realm.
Location: Castlegar and Trail, BC
Client/Owner: Kootenay Career Development Society
Team: S.O.A (Architect), Jennifer Harper / Social Room Interiors (Interior Design, Castlegar project. Furniture, Trail project photos), Dan Maglio (General Contractor, Castlegar), Seib Contracting (General Contractor, Trail)
Year: 2017, 2019