The client worked with the Brooks & District Women’s Safe Shelter Society to assemble a team to design and construct Cantara House - an eight module, two-storey facility. Construction was in Bow Island and the facility was relocated to Brooks for completion. The result is a 5’-7” waterproof concrete crawl space with supporting demising walls, a 4,534sf main floor and a 4,416sf second floor. The main floor provides resident space, a large shared living and kitchen/dining room as well as various administration offices. The second floor has resident space, a large conference room and more offices. Exterior finishes include a combination of limited manufactured stone, James Hardie siding & trim, PVC & clear anodized aluminum windows & glazing, as well as asphalt roof shingles. The result is a building that has timeless finishes, balanced proportions and great curb appeal.