House on Big Bay Point

This family compound houses a one-storey wing with great room, screened porch and master bedroom on the ground floor with views to Lake Simcoe.

A two-storey wing at the entry side of the building accommodates six bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms; there is also room for future bedrooms in the basement.

The building is painted in dark tones with a cedar roof to blend with the site, while interior rooms flow with the exterior spaces fora seamless connection.

LOCATION

Innisfil, Ontario

COMPLETED

2016

SIZE

14,000 ft²

SERVICES

New Country Home


Caledon Hills Country Home

This house is located in the Caledon Hills on farmland which is still cultivated.

The landscape is subtle compared to some of our more northern projects located on rugged sites in the Canadian Shield. The goal was to create a house which not only fit into the landscape but also integrates the interior with the exterior.

The main floor is configured as the entry foyer, mudroom, great room, screened porch and master suite, and the lower level has three bedrooms, a family room and games room below the second porch, all with maximized daylight in a walk-out condition.

LOCATION

Caledon, Ontario

COMPLETED

2015

SIZE

4,500 ft²

SERVICES

New Country Home


École Élémentaire Publique Carrefour Jeunesse

This project, for the CEPEO (French School Board) in Ottawa, was successfully completed on schedule. The program involves an eight classroom addition creating an additional 184 pupil-places.

Classroom design was optimized and flexible in case of under utilized rooms. The addition incorporates rhythms of glass ranging in primary colours to add interest to the new classrooms and create a sense of playfulness.

Low maintenance, durable materials reinforce the sustainability of this highly efficient building, while fostering a connection to the natural surroundings. Construction proceeded with minimal impact on the school grounds and the environment.

Changes made to the scope of work were requested by the client to increase program space. +VG responded promptly and provided increased program designs during contract administration, as well as coordination with the General Contractors to ensure this work was implemented.

LOCATION

Clarence-Rockland, Ontario

CLIENT

Conseil des École Publiques de L’Est de L’Ontario (CEPEO)

COMPLETED

2018

SIZE

8,611 ft²

CAPACITY

560 FTS

SERVICES

Addition


House on Bohemia Island

This island cottage replaces two cottages that burned down in 2012. Local zoning restricted the footprint to be no wider than the original buildings.

The design concept was to express the building as three separate buildings to break down the mass and length of the new cottage. The building features two bedroom wings at each end separated by a living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance hall and den. The cottage is naturally daylit through the use of glass walls that focus both on the lake and the island forest at rear.

COMPLETED

2014

SIZE

6,500 ft²

SERVICES

Reconstruction


Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church

This 20,000 ft² building focuses on simplified design elements consistent with the philosophy of the Franciscan Order.

The design impetus was to create a bright, open, flexible space with daylight throughout. The building includes a reception area and basement meeting hall.

The cost of an earlier program and schematic design for this new church was estimated at $5.9 Million, vastly exceeding the Parish budget. +VG Architects was successful in making revisions that retained the original
design concept and majority of program elements at an affordable cost. Tender was received well under budget.

LOCATION

Belleville, Ontario

CLIENT

Holy Rosary Parish

COMPLETED

2010

SIZE

19,375 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction


St. Francis of Assisi

Originally designed by Arthur William Homes in 1914, the construction of St. Francis of Assisi was completed in 1915.

Located in the heart of Little Italy, the church accommodates 900 people. The Nave, composed of a sequence of vaulted ceilings, allows daylight to come in through the stained glass windows, generating an array of colours as you navigate the space.

As part of the intervention, a new slate roof was installed and the plaster ceiling was completely restored. The interior paint scheme was restored to a monochromatic paint scheme from 1945 to allow the colours from the stained glass windows to be magnified within the Nave. The decoration intensifies in the Transepts and into the Sanctuary to emphasize the importance of that sacred space and the beauty of the East stained glass window. The entire Sanctuary area was restored to its original design with the reconstruction of the wood reredos screen as the backdrop of the Altar and the removal of the mosaic wall installed in 1972 during a previous intervention that concealed the East wall. The East stained glass window was reinstated to its original glory and two Guido Nincheri frescos were unveiled and restored along with all the East wall artwork. The restoration of the coffered ceiling artwork over the Sanctuary was donated by a parishioner of the Italian community in memory of his late wife, proving this project to be essential to the community and possessing immense value to its parishioners.

LOCATION

Toronto, Ontario

CLIENT

Archdiocese of Toronto

DESIGNATED

Ontario Heritage Listed Building

COMPLETED

2018

SIZE

11,530 ft²

SERVICES

Restoration


Lennox & Addington Courthouse & Administrative Offices

Phase I of the project included a Space Needs and Facilities Assessment to review current and long term (25 years) program requirements for the County’s administration and an assessment of five campus buildings currently housing County Staff.

The study included recommendations for immediate and long range remedial work and accommodation planning.
Phase II involved a Conservation Report Study to identify significant heritage features of the historic Napanee Courthouse, detailed condition assessment, including destructive analysis and recommended restoration measures, including cost estimates.

Phase III involved the Restoration and Addition of the exterior and interior of the historic Courthouse and construction of new addition to accommodate consolidated County administration offices and court facilities.

LOCATION

Napanee, Ontario

CLIENT

County of Lennox & Addington

COMPLETED

1999

SERVICES

Renovation & Addition


Strachan Avenue Loft

This former industrial building was converted to four three-storey condominium townhouses.

To achieve the best view of the skyline the living spaces are on the top floor with roof terraces, and the second floor is devoted to bedrooms. The main floor houses the entrance, a garage, games room and exercise area.

COMPLETED

2014

SIZE

4,500 ft²

SERVICES

New Construction with Renovation of Existing Industrial Building