151 Ferris Lane
Suite 400
Barrie, ON L4M 6C1
Phone: 
(705) 737-3530
Fax: 
(705) 737-3539
Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
Grey Bruce Health Unit
Owen Sound, Ontario

This 61,000 square foot project was designed as a multi-purpose facility with offices/workstations for 155 people, classrooms, laboratories, training areas and consultation spaces. The building is three storeys high with a mix of copper, stone and cedar cladding and incorporates green building design concepts. The Grey Bruce Health Unit Board is committed to establishing a benchmark for healthy living by creating a healthy building for its operations. Our innovative design includes collection of rainwater for use in waterclosets and the use of natural ventilation in the office spaces. The LEED Gold design reduces energy consumption by 53% of the Model National Energy Building Code. This project was completed in association with Lett Architects. This facility received the 2009 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award for Best-Small Scale project in Canada recognizing excellence in brownfield redevelopment. The project has also won a North American Copper in Architecture Award, a Natural Resources Canada ecoEnergy Award and a Cultural Award from the City of Owen Sound.