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Selkirk College Silver King Campus Gets a Facelift

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Studio 9 has been working alongside Architects of Record, Stantec, to improve the trades training facilities at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Nelson BC.  Rounding out the team are project managers Colliers International, structural engineers Fast + Epp and Rocky Point Engineering for mechanical upgrades.  Selkirk’s trades and training programs have been in existence for 50 years and many of its facilities are in need of upgrades.  Plans are underway for a new administration and student building that will become the new face of the campus.  Part of this massive campus facelift will include a brand new building for the carpentry program and extensive upgrades to the existing trades buildings.  Construction of this multi-phased development is scheduled to begin this November with everything wrapping up in 2018.

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Images courtesy of Stantec

More news on Selkirk’s $18.9M upgrade can be found here.

Savoy Hotel Unveils a New Look, Set to Open new Food Offering

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The shroud of scaffolding surrounding the Savoy Hotel has finally come down revealing a new look for the Savoy Hotel!  This turn of the century building has long been a prominent corner piece on the south end of Nelson’s historic Baker Street.  The new look features diamond patterned zinc cap over the original red brick walls.  Wood elements will finish off the exterior detailing at the street level.  As architects for this development, Studio 9 has orchestrated a diverse team of professional consultants, suppliers, and trades people to pull everything together.

From the beginning, Studio 9 has worked with owners Jimmy Bundshuh and Jenna Arpita who have poured a lot of love and attention to detail into this building that has experienced some neglect in the years leading up to their purchase of it.  The new Savoy is rapidly becoming Baker Street’s most lively hub of entertainment, food, and accommodation.  The Savoy now offers Bloom Nightclub, Falls Music Lounge, and Savoy Brewery, with Farm Fresh Cafe to open soon and the Savoy Hotel to follow soon after.

Nelson Commons Complete, Kootenay Co-op Store to Open Soon

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Nelson Commons, the mixed use development spearheaded by Kootenay Co-op natural foods store is nearing completion!  The 54 residential units are finished and people have already started moving in.  The Kootenay Co-op store is due to open late fall/early winter and will offer three times the floor space as their current location with a full sized commercial kitchen, deli, cheese shop, frozen fish section, and an in-store restaurant.  Studio 9 has assisted the Kootenay Co-op development team since the beginning of this venture and is proud to have served what is sure to become one of Nelson’s most successful commercial and residential developments.

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Studio 9 & Stantec Win Bid to Design New Student Learning Centre for Selkirk College

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Teamed with Stantec, Studio 9 was successful in their bid to design a brand new Student Learning Centre for Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus in Nelson, BC.  The building is part of a larger $18.9 million project that includes substantial upgrades to the campus’s trades buildings which Studio 9 will also be involved with.  The new Student Learning Centre will become the new face of the Silver King Campus and aims to present itself with prominence in the community.  The building will house all administrative staff, a student lounge and cafeteria, as well as an Aboriginal Gathering space.  Completion of the new centre is expected to be in October 2017.

The Falls Music Lounge

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Nelson’s newest music and dining venue, the Falls Music Lounge, has enjoyed enormous popularity among local music and culinary aficionados since its March opening.  As prime architectural consultant for the entire Savoy development, Studio 9 has guided a gifted and extremely creative team of designers to make this old, once defunct corner building on Nelson’s high street come alive.  The Falls will host the city’s first and only in-house brewing facilities.  The brew room is entirely encased in glass and clearly visible from the main dining area.  The Falls Lounge is the second offering in the Savoy line-up which began with Bloom Nightclub, and will finish with upper level accommodations, a roof top patio, and Farm Fresh – a restaurant focusing on fresh, locally sourced, quickly made-to-order delicious food.  (photo credits: Dave Heath)

Silver Tip Lodge – A New Beginning

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After coming under new ownership in 2015, the Silver Tip Lodge, once part of the Canadian Mountain Holidays empire, is planning for a successful heli-skiing season.  Nestled at the foot of the Cariboo Mountains on the east end of Quesnel Lake, the lodge provides guests with spectacular mountain accommodations in a beautiful natural setting.  Studio 9 assisted Silver Tip Lodge with the layout of the communal lodge to ensure guests are able to enjoy a nice glass of wine or cold refreshing beer after a blissful day in the mountains.

A New Type of ‘Red Light’ District

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The city of Nelson has long been known for it’s variety of cuisine and commitment to high quality food.  Now Studio 9 is helping to bring a new restaurant to the downtown core.  Red Light is a farm to table restaurant specializing in bone broths and organic ramen noodles.  It will make it’s debut this spring on the 300 block of Herridge Lane.

Savoy – A New Era

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The Savoy building on the west end of Baker Street is getting a face lift with the help of Studio 9.  The owners of Shambhala Music Festival Ltd. purchased the building two years ago and have recently completed Nelson’s newest entertainment venue, Bloom Nightclub.   Our team of creative, talented designers, consultants, and contractors is now focusing our efforts on creating this towns preeminent food, entertainment, and accommodation establishment.  The Savoy’s new facade will be a dramatic departure from the previous wood shingle and banana peel stucco look from decades past and will give our busiest street some vibrant new character.

New Kootenay Co-op Store

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Studio 9 Architecture + Planning has been selected by the Kootenay Co-op to lead the design on a brand new 19,000 ft² store located in downtown Nelson’s largest mixed used development, Nelson Commons.  We have been working closely with the development team and local contractors and consultants to bring Nelson a beautiful new space to host one of the Kootenay’s most successful and fastest growing cooperatives.  The new store is expected to be open for business this summer!