In the picturesque province of Prince Edward Island where agriculture and culinary industries are vital to local economy, raising awareness about the declining population of bees is more important than ever. The Urban Beehive Project was initiated by two architects, Silva Stojak & Shallyn Murray, and uses design as a vehicle to highlight and elevate the […]
The McInnes Cooper Law office designed by BGHJ Architects occupies three stories of a prominent restored heritage building in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The design presents a clean and light interior that provides a purposely modern counterpoint to the rough and weathered nature of the existing building shell. The clarity of the […]
The design focuses on client privacy and security while providing natural light to all interior areas through the organization of program spaces and the use of transparent elements. Client privacy is ensured through the careful detailing that prevents sound from travelling between meeting rooms and private offices.
In 2008, BGHJ Architects completed an interior office fit-up design for this client, housing approximately 300 employees. The project won the 2009 Award of Merit by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario and received the award rating of LEEDtm Canada Certified in April 2010. In 2014, the client approached BGHJ Architects to design […]
In sourcing material for this year’s recyclable installation for Art in the Open festival, we found that the paper tubes used in the transportation of carpet and flooring were readily available. Drawing on the strength of paper tubes in a vertical orientation, we studied the architectural potential of the paper tubes’ cross-section. The roof structure […]
This project was conceived to spatially orient visitors within the Confederation Centre of the Arts Plaza. The project is comprised of three pavilions – an enclosed visitor information kiosk and two occupiable “folded” objects – that are designed to activate the public plaza and engage visitors. The form of each of the pavilions is derived from the triangulated […]
Based around a public, indoor street, the building presents multiple spatial zones offering varying degrees of privacy.
PE Home’s “neighborhood/household” concept formally replicates the variation and structure of an urban environment, facilitating the creation of smaller community groups that interrelate with one another. The “neighborhood” and “household” organization of the project provides layers of intimacy promoting resident comfort and a sense of home.
Grand Senses Spa is newly located on Grafton Street in the downtown core of historic Charlottetown. One of the primary project goals was to insert a contemporary spa into an historic envelope without disrupting the existing building’s character.
This project proposes the reestablishment of the character defining residential density of the historic neighbourhood while providing a contemporary model for present-day urban living.
Situated on the windswept shores of Howe Bay, the Howe Bay House is comprised of two rectangular blocks, rotated 90 degrees from one another in a cruciform plan leaving a void at their intersection.
Since its original design in 1964, the function of the Main Stage of the Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCA) has shifted primarily toward musical theatre; significant redesign of the theatre was required to optimize acoustics and accommodate larger audience capacity requirements.
The Charlottetown City Hall renovation was initiated to facilitate public access to the city’s administrative departs by improving circulation and giving the historic building a clean, contemporary update while maintaining its historic character.
The Mill Cove Nursing Home consists of two one-storey residential buildings connected by a core structure housing the central kitchen and laundry, administration, mechanical/service space, and a multi-purpose community space.
During the Art in the Open festival, the Architect Association of Prince Edward Island held a competition to build an inhabitable space for under $100.
The design concept for this interior fit-up provides natural light to all areas of the building by organizing private offices along the building’s perimeter around the open workspaces in the centre.
When BGHJ Architects needed a new office in downtown Charlottetown, they decided to convert two adjoining residential spaces into a single urban office space optimize for the needs of the design firm.
Situated where now lies a vacant lot, the project was designed to formally complete Queen Square’s Parliamentary precinct providing exhibition, conference, and office space to public officials and the public.
The design for the unrealized addition to the Garden of the Gulf Museum proposed additional exhibition space and a showcase for The Canada Tree (1996), a magnificent 3-storey work by late sculptor Tyler Aspin.
Designed with a narrow floor plate, the building provides all interior spaces with a maximum of daylighting, ventilation, and views to the surrounding campus.