Paloma Housing Co-operative

Paloma Housing Co-operative After Rehabilitation
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Paloma Housing Co-operative Before Rehabilitation
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Owners: Paloma Housing Co-op

Project Budget: $ 3.8 Million

Completion Year: 2010

Client Rep: BC Housing

Engineering Firm: JRS Engineering

Project Architect and BEP: Terra Shimbashi

Project Description:

Two three storey buildings with interior courtyards, exterior walkways, exterior courtyard, below grade parking underwent a full building envelope remediation. The result was a major aesthetic upgrade and modernization with new roof profile and overhangs, enlarged windows and a green membrane in the courtyards, all delivered on budget and on time.


Hardi siding, Rainscreen Stucco, Metal Roofs, 2-Ply SBS Roofing

Client Quotation: 

“Paloma Housing Co-op consists of two buildings totaling 44 units built in 1985 in Vancouver, BC. We suffered extreme building envelope failure and recently entered into a three and a half million dollar remediation, a major and extremely important initiative for our community.

The overall design and leadership of the project was entrusted to Terra Shimbashi, MAIBC, MAAA, LEED AP, who provides architectural and building envelope consultation. We are completely satisfied with her work for us, and are happy to recommend her without hesitation or qualification. She is an excellent listener, asked the right questions, and took the time to clearly understand our situation and our needs. She sought appropriate design solutions, offered alternatives when possible, was ecologically aware, proved accurate in her financial estimates, and successfully represented our wishes to the many parties involved in such a large undertaking. The design process was a delight, the tendering process rigorous and successful, and the construction process, now on-going, is so far without hitch.

We recommend the services of Terra Shimbashi with the highest level of confidence, and urge you to contact us should you have any questions.” – Michael Springate, Chair, Remediation Committee