Family Place, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Parksville, BC

Creating a warm, welcoming, stigma free space that responded to the needs of three separate public entities, with project cost savings of more than $200,000, made Family Place a resounding success.

Client Challenge

Family Place is a new facility that incorporates community services for three separate government bodies: School District No. 69 (Qualicum), the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), and the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development. This complex campus includes services for children with special needs, addiction services, family counselling, pre-natal and post-natal services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and immunization clinics.

These diverse clients needed an integrated and cooperative working environment, which would provide support for their varied clientele all in a stigma-free environment.

Landmark Solution

Landmark Architecture provided full design-bid-build services on this project. Targeting LEED® Gold, Landmark worked with three project stakeholders to find a design that suited everyone while focusing on limiting scope creep.

With a goal of meeting strict budget requirements and timelines, Landmark developed several cost-effective solutions, including planning for multi-use spaces, creating a more compact design, and recycling an existing building, saving more than 3,200 ft² of new construction.

The final result was a welcoming, comfortable, stigma-free space at $200,000 under budget.

“Inclusive and collaborative… Innovative in finding solutions while always being aware of keeping costs in line with budget. Beyond what I would have expected … [read full testimonial]
— Esther Pace, Manager, Parksville Family Place, Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Community
  • Education
  • Recreational
  • Wellness
  • 23,000 sq ft
  • $4.8 Million
  • LEED Gold Award; Award Winner — “Women Transforming Cities”
  • School District No. 69 (Qualicum) (partnering with Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development)