Northern Spruce Housing – Prince Albert
Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Contract Administration
The Northern Spruce Housing, a ten-unit affordable rental project situated in Prince Albert’s West Hill neighborhood in Saskatchewan, was developed in 2009 with the goal to provide high-quality, affordable housing for First Nations families in the community.
The development comprises ten rental units spread across five two-story duplexes, creating a welcoming mini-neighbourhood. Each building houses two-bedroom units, with one designed to be fully accessible for individuals with limited mobility. This unique urban infill project has found its place on a former schoolyard, situated in one of the city’s most historically rich and architecturally captivating areas.
Central to our design philosophy was the goal of creating a warm, stable environment for the residents. The buildings take cues from the heritage homes found on the neighboring streets, incorporating elements such as steeply pitched roofs, expansive front porches, and wood-look siding. The aodbt team dedicated extensive research to ensure our design seamlessly harmonizes with the neighborhood’s character and aligns with city planning guidelines.
Every aspect, both inside and outside, has been considered to create a living environment of unparalleled quality. The result is a space that brings pride to both residents and the Northern Spruce Housing Corporation.
Awards and Publications
- Lieutenant Governor Heritage Architecture Excellence Award (2014)