Category Archives: Featured Projects

Yukon Worker’s Compensation Board Building Addition

   The existing Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board was designed and constructed in 1990; the addition is intended to maintain the industrial theme first established by the original building. Due to the severity and longevity of winters in … Continue reading

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Francophone Secondary School Community Centre

The Francophone Secondary School Community Centre is a 4,350 square metre facility located on the educational reserve in the Riverdale subdivision of Whitehorse. Developed by the Yukon Government for the Francophone School Board (CSFY), the school is meant to meet … Continue reading

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Old Crow Community Centre

  In 2014, Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd (KZA) was retained by the Vuntut Gwitchin Government (VGG) to design a new Community Centre to be located in the community of Old Crow, Yukon. The new facility is to house a … Continue reading

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Housing First

  Kobayashi + Zedda acted as the prime consultant for the new Housing First project initiated by the Yukon Government Department of Health & Social Services and managed by the Yukon Housing Corporation. The 16 unit Housing First building in … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Supportive + Affordable Housing Project

  Housing affordability is a critical issue in Whitehorse’s overheated property market. Without incentives, there has been no meaningful private market response to the demand as rental income is considered insufficient to cover development costs or provide a reasonable return … Continue reading

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Carcross Learning Centre

The Carcross Learning Centre is a potlatch and multicultural centre for the community of Carcross and the Carcross-Tagish First Nation. The building is designed using sustainable and local materials including the use of wood along with photovoltaics and a green … Continue reading

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Dawson City Water Treatment

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects was retained by Associated Engineering to design a new building to house the necessary infrastructure to provide the City of Dawson with safe and clean drinking water while adhering to the requirements of the City of … Continue reading

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City of Whitehorse Operations Building

  The new City of Whitehorse Operations building is designed as the solution to bring the City’s workspaces up to current standards. The program includes an office wing, employee support areas, the city transit services department, and an operations building … Continue reading

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Baked Cafe

Baked Cafe is a bustling community cafe and meeting place in the heart of downtown Whitehorse. Baked Cafe is owned by Architects Jack Kobayashi and Antonio Zedda and serves as a testing ground for design ideas involving community development, sense … Continue reading

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Yukon Archives Vault Expansion

The addition to the Yukon Archives facility, located at Yukon College, is intended to provide a high-performance archival environment for the storage, retrieval, administration, and consultation of records and imprint materials of permanent value. The proposed vault addition to the … Continue reading

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Urban Micro Affordable Housing

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects together with sister company 360 Design Build successfully developed a proposal for a modestly affordable rental housing project located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Located centrally along 4th avenue near downtown, the micro unit development is easily accessed … Continue reading

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Yukon College Administration + Desk

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects was retained by Yukon College through a competitive process to provide full design services for the revamping of the Student Services Centre. The goal of the renovation was to make the area more open and accessible … Continue reading

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Erik Nielsen International Airport Renovations

Whitehorse Airport / Kobayashi+Zedda Architects[/caption] Kobayashi + Zedda Architects was retained to address the most pressing short-term issues at ENWIA while maintaining a long-term outlook on building upgrades. Specific upgrades include renovating the Check-in Area washrooms; increasing the size of … Continue reading

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Valleyview Town Hall

The new Town Hall for the Town of Valleyview, Alberta replaces the existing 40 year-old building with a new facility that allows the town to provide efficient more efficient service, and meet the rigorous energy efficiency goals of Passive House … Continue reading

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Riverbend Affordable Housing

   Riverbend Affordable Housing is located centrally in Phase 1 of Whistle Bend in a zone designated specifically for multi-family housing. The site is near public transportation and recreational amenities and is bordered by a greenbelt to the North and … Continue reading

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MacBride Museum

  The modern Yukon from the gold rush until the turn of the 21st century was industrial, driven by development and led by people who were willing to meet the challenges of the land, the climate and the isolation head-on … Continue reading

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Woodland House

  The Woodland Residence is located on a country residential site only a few minutes outside of downtown Whitehorse. The residence consists of two simple forms that intersect at an angle. The lower floor is oriented to integrate with natural … Continue reading

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Whitehorse Cadet Camp

Defence Construction Canada retained Kobayashi + Zedda Architects to design an all-season, 2 storey 700 m2 multi-purpose recreation centre for the Whitehorse Cadet Camp in Mary Lake. The building will host all indoor sporting events during summer and winter months … Continue reading

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Alaska House

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects through its design/build arm 360 DB, design and managed the construction of a corporate show home in Haines, Alaska. Perched on a small property overlooking the Lynn Canal of the Pacific Ocean, the house maximizes its … Continue reading

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TH Working Farm

  Kobayashi + Zedda Architects was retained by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation (TH) to provide a phased Master Plan for a 37 hectare working and teaching farm located 15 kilometres outside of Dawson City. The plan was developed based … Continue reading

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Carmacks Arena

The Village of Carmacks, Yukon, has long been without an ice arena for many years. This new indoor ice arena is designed to provide a key active recreation and enhanced community space adjacent to the existing Carmacks Recreation Centre. The … Continue reading

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Watson Lake Environment District Office

The 3,000 square foot building replaces a complex – dating back to the 1960s – consisting of a small building, trailer and storage shed. The new building has four offices, a meeting room, work bays, a biological submission room with … Continue reading

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McLeod House

Situated in downtown Whitehorse, the McLeod house is designed as a duplex consisting of the main residence facing the street with a rental suite accessible off the back lane. Driven by the client’s desire to have an outdoor sheltered lounging … Continue reading

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Inuvik Singles Complex

 [/caption] The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) has long strived for sustainable and affordable housing in NWT communities which meets local housing needs, energy efficiency and affordability goals and supports vibrant and safe communities. As communities across northern Canada struggle … Continue reading

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Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM)

The design of the new Center for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College accommodates two large medium hazard mechanical shops that function as industrial teaching spaces and house mine training simulators. The facility also includes classrooms, offices and other … Continue reading

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Betty’s Haven Second Stage Housing

The existing Kaushee’s Place transition home was designed and constructed in 1991. This second stage stand-alone facility complements the existing transition home by offering the next level of community re-integration. The second stage housing development provides 1, 2 and 3 … Continue reading

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Carcross Commons

Kobayashi + Zedda has been retained by the Carcross Tagish Management Corporation to prepare a master plan and oversee design and construction of the much anticipated Carcross Retail Village. With a total development area of over 20,000 square feet, the … Continue reading

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Beaver Creek Fire Hall

The new Beaver Creek firehall replaces the existing facility which is beyond its useful life and was completed prior to 1970. The architectural program is separated into two functional elements located on two separate floors. The ground floor is comprised … Continue reading

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Frieze

Architects employ sound, light, colour and iconic imagery in their work to stimulate the senses, to express emotion, enhance a sense of space, trigger memory or tell a story. Often, in cold, northern environs, the architect manipulates these components to … Continue reading

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FREEZE – Ice Fractures

Ana Rewakowicz / Kobayashi + Zedda Architects “Ice Fracture” transforms a winter phenomena of shifting ice into an urban experience that explores the physical relationship between movement, light and landscape. The installation at FREEZE consisted of ice cones of various … Continue reading

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Old Crow Recreation Centre Design

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects was retained by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation to create a design for a community service centre located in Old Crow, Yukon. The centre was designed to replace numerous aging facilities and provide a wide range … Continue reading

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Inuvik Children’s First Centre

The shape of the building floor plan wraps the exterior playground creating a protective embrace that shelters the outdoor space from prevailing north-west winds while also optimizing the buildings solar orientation. The arcing form of the plan also allows all … Continue reading

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Whitehorse Emergency Response Centre

The architectural program for this new building is highly complex owing, in part, to the diverse nature of the facility which will house a ground floor, 6 bay, Emergency Response Services (EMS) facility, second floor administration/training centre and communications centre. … Continue reading

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Ordish-Anderson House

A single family residence for an artist and carver and his partner in Whitehorse, Yukon. The program describes a setting for a creative work environment and simple living space.  Occupying a previously cleared and disturbed portion of a rural site, … Continue reading

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Canada Games Centre

The new $30 million Canada Games Centre was the focal point of the 2007 Canada Winter Games held in the City of Whitehorse. The Games Centre features two ice sheets, two indoor soccer fields, a running track, as well as … Continue reading

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Yukon Wildlife Preserve Interpretive Centre Design

With its proximity to Whitehorse along with its extensive collection of northern hoofed animals and its location on the traditional territory of the Ta’an Kwachan and Kwanlin Dun First Nations, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve acts as a gateway to the … Continue reading

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Yukon Corrections Infrastructure & Healing Room

Intended to be the focal point of a new $70 million correctional facility in Whitehorse, the new healing room was designed by Kobayashi + Zedda Architects (for prime consultant DGBK Architects) as a secure room to explore the spiritual side … Continue reading

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New Watson Lake Hospital

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects, in association with DGBK Architects of Vancouver, was asked to adopt an empty, steel-framed building shell and convert it to a fully-functioning hospital.  The biggest challenge was that the design of the existing shell was not … Continue reading

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Transitional Women’s Living Unit

Is a medium security correctional centre residence designed by Kobayashi + Zedda Architects (for prime consultant DGBK Architects), specifically for female inmates.  In return for good behaviour, inmates are transferred into this 1,800 square foot, 9 bed facility which has … Continue reading

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Tantalus K-12 School & Community Centre

Tantalus School is a kindergarten to grade 12 school, community hall, gymnasium and satellite campus of Yukon College located in Carmacks, Yukon.  This 2,900 square meter wood frame school serves a small isolated community of 400 residents and is located … Continue reading

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Nacho Nyak Dun K-12 School & Community Centre

Mayo School is a kindergarten to grade 12 school, community hall, gymnasium and satellite campus of Yukon College located in Mayo, Yukon.  This 3,300 square metre wood frame school serves a small isolated community of 500 residents and is located … Continue reading

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Ashea Head Start Preschool

The Ashea Head Start preschool replaced a daycare located in an existing residence.  The preschool was built in part by community carpenters and labourers and is located in the heart of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation Village.  As part of … Continue reading

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Tr’ondek Hwech’in Cultural Centre

  It is a place representative of the North’s two seasons:  Winter: at rest around the fire in the warmth of the circular bent pole and skin shelter. Summer: full of light and activity, drying fish or tanning hides on … Continue reading

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Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre

The Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre, is located on the shores of Teslin Lake, Yukon. The building is defined by two distinct program areas: public gathering/ceremony and service/administrative.  A central circulation spine extends down and through the building as it follows … Continue reading

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John Tizya Visitor Reception Centre

This 5,000 square foot visitor reception centre is located in Old Crow, Yukon at 67 degrees north latitude and well above the Arctic Circle.  The Vuntut Gwitch’in community of 250 people is accessible only by air.  Constructed using SIPs (Structural … Continue reading

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River’s Edge Mixed Use Development

  The 2200 m2 mixed-use residential development was developed on a prominent waterfront site in downtown Whitehorse. The building includes six third-floor residential units over two stories of office/commercial space. Construction commenced in 2010 and was completed on schedule in … Continue reading

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Raven Recycling Centre Conceptual Design

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd. was retained to design a new facility for Raven Recycling using the Integrated Design Process. Through this process the consultant team is integrated from the beginning of the design process, resulting in a highly efficient … Continue reading

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New Cambodia Mixed Use Development

For this 13 unit mixed-use development, Kobayashi + Zedda Architects designed a three-story building with commercial offices on the ground floor and two story residences on the upper floors. Developed and constructed by sister company 360° Design Build, the project … Continue reading

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Judy Condo Development

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects designed this urban mixed use residential condo development to integrate with the surrounding low scale residential fabric of the neighborhood. The ground floor commercial unit contributes to the street activity while integrating seamlessly with the residential … Continue reading

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Bling Urban Dwellings

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects designed Bling Urban Dwellings to combine the best qualities of an urban loft and a walk-up townhouse. Bling Urban Dwellings offered 18 mixed-use residences with a variety of design options including ground level access, walk-up and … Continue reading

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Yukon Energy Corporation Offices

A recipient of a 1999 National Energy Efficiency Award, the new corporate office building for YEC is the first building north of 60 to be designed under the C-2000 program, a pre-cursor to today’s integrated design process. As a participant … Continue reading

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Old Crow Research Facility

This 400 square meter research facility was designed by the architect and constructed by KZA’s construction arm, 360° Design Build. All of the materials for the building had to be flown in since the community has no road access. The … Continue reading

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