Faro Public Works + Firehall

Faro Public Works + Firehall The existing public works and fire hall in Faro, Yukon are undersized for the town’s needs and the buildings have outlived their useful lives.  In 2018, Kobayashi + Zedda was engaged to design a new, shared public works and fire hall facility for the town of Faro. The design includes [...]

City of Whitehorse Operations Building

City of Whitehorse Operations Building The new 12,000 m² 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 to house equipment, maintenance workshops and stores. KZA together [...]

Transitional Women’s Living Unit

Transitional Women’s Living Unit The Transitional Womens Living Unit (TWLU) is a medium security correctional centre residence designed by Kobayashi + Zedda Architects as part of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre by DGBK Architects, specifically for female inmates. In return for good behaviour, inmates were transferred into this 9 bed facility which has a residential character [...]

Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Whitehorse Correctional Centre Kobayashi + Zedda Architects served as design partner under Prime Consultant DGBK Architects of Vancouver. The Whitehorse Correctional Centre opened in March 2012. It is a modern “Generation Three” style correctional facility that includes state-of-the-art safety features and design in Canada. This is a multi-level security facility for both men and women [...]

MacBride Museum

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 to build a community.  The new addition pays homage to those people with a [...]

Whitehorse Emergency Response Centre

Whitehorse Emergency Response Centre The architectural program for this building is highly complex owing, in part, to the diverse nature of the facility which will house a 6 bay Emergency Response Services (EMS) facility, living quarters, offices, training centre and communications centre. Further complicating the programme requirements of the building are enhanced security requirements inside [...]

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport Interior Renovations

Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport Interior Renovations Kobayashi + Zedda Architects was retained to address the most pressing short-term issues at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (ENWIA) while maintaining a long-term outlook on building upgrades. Specific upgrades include renovating the Check-in Area washrooms; increasing the size of the Passenger Screening Area; increasing efficiency of Main [...]

Watson Lake Hospital

Watson Lake Hospital Kobayashi + Zedda Architects, in association with DGBK Architects of Vancouver, was asked to adapt an empty, steel-framed building shell into to a fully-functioning hospital.  The biggest challenge was that the design of the existing shell was not well adapted to the natural grade of the site.  The shell was essentially a [...]

Yukon Worker’s Compensation Board Addition

Yukon Worker’s Compensation Board 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 the Yukon, generous amounts of lighting has been encouraged in the [...]

Betty’s Haven

Betty's Haven 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 bedroom units for women and children able to leave the wholly protective crisis [...]