Silver Sage Elder's Lodge
Silver Sage Holdings Ltd
32,000 square feet (2,900 square metres)
The project represents a key aspect of Kreate’s commitment to client services. The process for design and construction was initiated through several client meetings involving Elders from provincial First Nations Organizations. The process was carefully constructed to provide the Elders with a true voice in determining the outcome of design and development for their future living space.
Kreate led the process of review with the Elders group along with coordination directly with the Silver Sage Board of Governors to complete the design for a unique and adept housing complex; a direct response to the needs, wants and desires of the Elders.
Construction of this $6.5million complex is nearing completion with specialty aspects of the design becoming visibly apparent to all participants:
- The gathering atrium is completed in tile and wood finishes, reflective of natural elements.
- The design also incorporates circulation to minimize the possibility for loneliness or isolation between the tenants.
- Tenant wings are kept contained with limited doors on each level to allow for a high level of security and sense of containment for the residents.
- The building design presents opportunities for supervision between suites as well as common areas, allowing residents to engage and participate within the building activities.
The facility is linked into the adjacent affordable housing developments recently completed by Silver Sage Holdings Ltd to provide Elders support for adjacent families and also allow engagement of the community with the Elders Lodge.