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Steven Kaup

Rossland 4-Plexes Take Shape!

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After many months of detailed business modelling, feasibility studies and Studio 9’s large scale 4-plex development in Rossland begins to take shape. Highlighting our specialty to working with steeper terrain, these multi-unit residential condo units will have incredible views, an architectural form that compliments the surrounding environment, and while being comfortable, inspired spaces filled with light and quite living.

Studio 9 Opens Victoria BC Office

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Studio 9’s Nelson office is reuniting with a dear friend and excellent Architecture Technologist Ryan Paisner to open a new office in Victoria, BC. Expanding on Ryan’s work with large scale, multi-unit residential, small office and commercial projects, schools and processing facilities, we are very excited to go coastal with our work! The Nelson and Victoria office will now have a 2-way major conduit for architectural design and construction administration services. The Victoria office will soon be staffed with a leading Architect from Montreal this summer.

Studio 9 Tackles Step Code 4 with BC Affordable Housing

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Working closely with DJM Contracting, one of the most sophisticated contractors in the West Kootenays, and Rocky Point Engineering, Studio 9 has delved in the working execution of the new BC Building Code, Step 4 with BC Housing. Studio 9 is one of the leading design firms who understands the implications of these new code changes by which buildings are designed and constructed. Our recent learning experience at the LCAHS, BC Housing project in Trail has been a thorough process to implement a Step Code 4, and executing the new angle solving the challenges of delivering effective and compelling architecture that meets a high level of energy efficiency. The take-away learning curve is that it takes an excellent team working in a true ‘Integrated Design Process’ to bring these important projects to market!

Kootenay Climbing Association Gym Underway

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Studio 9 has engaged as the coordinating architect for the installation of the artificial climbing gym at the 10th Street Selkirk College campus gymnasium. It’s a great opportunity to both be in involved in this great community asset, and a very interesting technical construction strategy. Stay tuned for site images and an opening of the facility this fall.



East Shore Residence – Video Fly Around

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Studio 9 utilizes advanced 3D architecture design and modelling software to assist clients in understanding their project prior to construction.

Click here to view an example of a 3D fly around for one of our projects.  3D animations can be created for any of our projects.  Varying degrees of rendering can be applied to these animations from basic (shown here) to photo realistic.




Shambhala Savoy Renovation

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Studio 9 is prime architect for the renovation and re-purposing of the Savoy Building. Working closely with a team of engineers and the owner, the ‘Savvy’ will once again come to life as one of the most interesting and lively music, food and over-night stay venues in downtown Nelson. Currently, the Savoy sits as a defunct and unsightly major commercial building on Nelson’s critical artery, Baker Street. Making this building come to life is one of the more important and interesting projects for Studio 9 to date, as it plays such an important role both to continue a historic story of a 100+ year old building, but to also participate in creating another facet of Nelson’s culturally rich fabric.

Private Residence – Kimberly, BC

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Just beginning construction this Spring 2014, a nice little contemporary bungalo that explores a custom design process and pre-fabrication delivery method.

Studio 9 deployed a full solar analysis to understand how to inhabit the site to the fullest potential. An interesting result was a narrow column of sunlight entering the site at specific times of the day and season, and the architecture grasping this light for full enjoyment.