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Region of Waterloo Consumption & Treatment Centre

Supportive and Discrete

Becoming part of the fabric of the community


This two storey building was to be renovated to accommodate an interim facility, to be operational quickly to serve the urgent needs arising from the opiate crisis, and a permanent facility to house additional counselling and support services. The interim facility had to operate while the permanent facility was under construction.

Our Role:

Full architectural services. Site plan and landscape design. Aided in satisfying the requirements of multiple levels of government for items such as site plan approval,change of use, hazardous materials and designated substances.


Enabled the prompt opening of the interim facility by limiting the work to finish upgrades, provision of IT and security, thus avoiding the need to apply for a building permit. Staged the construction to allow uninterrupted services at the interim facility. The design of the entry sequence and distribution program elements respont to the need for privacy and dignity of users.

Project Data

Public Services


Construction Management


Kitchener, Ontario

492 m² (5,296 sq. ft.)

Interim Facility - Fall 2019

Permanent Facility - Summer 2020