Briarwood Apartments

Saving costs with smart design

Keeping rents low with the use of local wood and sustainable materials

The owner of this project, Pacific Peace Properties Inc., is a subsidiary of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a non-profit organization whose vision is to respond to basic human needs while working for peace and justice worldwide. A donor gifted the MCC this property, which already had two existing apartment buildings, but the capacity for three additional new buildings. The first phase building has a total of 60 rental apartment units over four storeys of wood frame construction. To keep rental rates as low as possible, a cost-effective design was essential. Long-lasting and low-maintenance materials were also vitally important to cost control. The result was a sleek, simple, yet contemporary design that incorporated a number of natural wood elements, benefiting from the longstanding local timber supply of the area.

client:

Pacific Peace Properties Inc.

location:

Prince George view map

size:

60 units

status:

Building Permit

Alvin Bartel

Architect AIBC, Partner

Leon Schroeder

Senior Associate

Scott Watson

Landscape Architect

Alenda Griffioen

Chris Curran

Technologist

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