Haisla Nation Council
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2014 – Ongoing
Low Hammond Rowe Architect
CULTURAL & COMMUNITY IMPACT
- Affordable housing for Haisla Nation members living on-reserve, as well as members wishing to move back home
- Third party property manager
OTHER KEY POINTS OF INTEREST
The apartment building is designed using a Passive House approach and has high performance energy use, although it is not officially certified.
M’akola Development Services (MDS) partnered with Haisla Nation to explore housing options for their Members living on and off the Traditional Territory of Haisla Nation. This involved collaboration with Haisla staff on community outreach and design. MDS staff employed a multi-pronged community engagement and consultation approach, working closely with Haisla Nation Council to reach Members across BC through focus groups, surveys and community forums.
The result of this research and engagement is the design of a new 23-unit, three-story apartment building on-reserve in Kitamaat Village. The site is currently in construction, and the building consists of five one bedroom, 12 two-bedroom, and six three-bedroom apartments as well as ground floor community space, and ample shared deck/outdoor spaces. Substantial completion and move in is scheduled for Spring 2022.
- Need and Demand Study; Population Projections
- Housing and Community Infrastructure Assessment and Planning
- Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation
- Land Use Planning under Haisla’s Land Code
- Project Management of Project Planning and Construction
- Invoice and Contract Management
- Operations Support