- Project Name1321 Richards Street
- LocationVancouver, BC
- ClientGranville Mennonite Housing Society
- ArchitectNSDA Architects
- Size54,000 ft² (5,016 m²)
- BudgetC$17 million
- Address1321 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0E2
The project, located in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown neighbourhood, provides subsidized rental housing as part of British Columbia’s Provincial Homelessness Initiative.
Eighty-seven self-contained studio apartments offer tenants independence inside a vibrant, healthy community; 30 units have been designated for recovery from various drug- and alcohol-related addictions in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health.
One of a number of social housing projects undertaken by Fast + Epp, this complex included 14 storeys of residential space, plus an underground parkade. Construction consisted of cast-in-place concrete flat plate floor slabs and moderate ductile concrete shear walls.
A large outdoor terrace, spacious common living room, library and computer room, and fitness studio foster health and wellbeing, and provide areas to gather and socialize.