Strategic Prairie Region Alliance (SPRA) (Joint Venture between P3A with aodbt in Saskatoon) was engaged to design an 80-bed long term care facility in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. The design includes resident homes in 14 bed cottages, special needs and respite suites, a community centre (shared space), staff offices, food services, rehabilitation services and materials management. The design has been influenced by the Eden Model of Care and includes Lean practices to arrive at the most efficient layout for the program. The stakeholder groups were interwoven with the Indigenous community to create a long term care solution suitable for the needs of the northern region the facility would serve.
This project included the addition of 36 long term care resident rooms with toilets and showers to the existing New Market Manor facility. Also incorporated into the project were a therapy room, flexible meeting rooms, administrative offices, and staff spaces.
The exterior aesthetic is derived from the existing LTC facility, but introduces a simplified and cost effective design to a complex site plan.
P3A was engaged by Kelsey Trail Health Region (KTHR) to assist with a quick turn-around tenant improvement in the North East Healthplex in Tisdale. The Healthplex is an example of how a community-based, holistic health philosophy can be accommodated with a simple, and economical architectural solution. The facility provides the community with a range of health services, including doctors, chiropractors, dentists and optometrists, as well as space for future additional tenants. The public areas were designed to be flexible multi-use public spaces for meetings and public gatherings. P3A designed the KTHR’s spaces as well as the spaces for the variety of privately run healthcare providers.
For the design of All Smiles Dental, the goal was to create a comfortable, inviting ambience that lessens the stress of going to the dentist.
A neutral and calming colour and material palette was chosen to help clients relax and make them feel welcome. Walnut was used to warm the neutral colour scheme and teal blue was strategically placed throughout to create interest and add dimension. Patterned glass was introduced to ensure privacy, while allowing natural light to filter through the space.
The Centre houses long term addiction treatment patients, brief detox clients, and various health region support agencies. This project was a renovation of an existing building and involved new mechanical and electrical systems, as well as a complex structural renovation to the interior to add a second floor.
This facility is one of the most complex buildings in southern Saskatchewan. A state-of-the-art public health laboratory, the building was conceived as a ‘machine’ to facilitate the efficient processing of material, samples, and tests.
The building marked a significant shift in the standard workplace setting, emphasizing collaborative work spaces and flexible lab environments. Sustainability was a top design priority and the building is recognized as a benchmark public health lab in Canada.
2012 Saskatchewan Masonry Design Award of Excellence
This project presented a challenging addition of a 40 bed long term care facility to the existing acute care hospital and included renovations to the existing facility.
The program included a new kitchen, lab, exam and trauma rooms, as well as the long term care addition.