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Brooks & District Womens Shelter


Project Client


Design Team



Jayco Builders Inc.

Design Build

Ian Moxon Architect Inc.

Pharoh Engineering Ltd.


Women's Shelter Design Gallery

Brooks Womens Shelter location plan
Brooks Womens Shelter Kitchen
Brooks Womens Shelter interior view

Brooks Womens Shelter
Project Overview

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.

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