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Shaldon Hotel

The restoration of this prominent heritage building originally built in 1909, included a major code upgrade, interior renovations of two ground floor commercial units, and improvements to the historic masonry facade. This included reinstatement of the cornice & clerestory and restoration of the ground level commercial storefronts.

Project Team

Project Team

Architect: Elemental Architecture & Interiors Inc.

Structural Engineer: Ennova Structural Engineers Inc.

Mechanical Engineer: TD Systems

Electrical Engineer: PVE Engineering Ltd.

Construction Manager: Nar Construction Ltd.

Client: B.C. Housing

Project Description

Project Description

The Chicago style heritage building (1908-1909), originally known as the Wright Building named after the architect, was restored with a new lower cornice, wood framed clerestory, and wall base wainscoting. 

The integration of building envelope with historic restoration included the application of rainscreen technology within historical elements; for example, a concealed drainage path was designed behind the sheet metal cornice. Other historical features such as the interior masonry walls and mosaic tiles were exposed and repolished. 

Building code upgrades included code compliant exiting, accessible washrooms, fire separations, and mechanical and electrical upgrades. The ground floor interiors were refinished with new flooring, lighting, and fresh paint to highlight the newly exposed and reinstated historical features.

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Project Details

Project Details

Budget: $220,000

Completion Year: 2013

Location: 53 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver B.C.

 

Historic Image of the Shaldon Hotel

Historic Image of the Shaldon Hotel

This is a historic image of the Shaldon Hotel taken in the 1930s.

3-D Rendering

3-D Rendering

3-D rendering of the Shaldon Hotel created using REVIT software.