IBI Group is leading the functional programming and design for a new 24,000 sq. ft. palliative care centre of excellence and residential hospice in Kingston, Ontario. The new 10-bed facility will enable Hospice Kingston to provide a wide range of supportive programs to people living with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, in a warm and welcoming environment that is family-friendly, respectful and universally accessible.
A commitment to high-quality care for every stage of life
Established in 1985, Hospice Kingston has been providing comfort and support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families for over 30 years. IBI Group is leading the functional programming and design for the first palliative care centre of excellence and residential hospice in Kingston, offering specialized care and personal support for patients seeking a comfortable home-like environment during their final stage of life.
The building siting, its architectural form and inherent materiality reinforce a sense of place within the local neighbourhood, broader community and the City of Kingston. The building’s design has been thoughtfully articulated in order to make the residents’ final days as comfortable as possible. To achieve this, the orientation of the building maximizes daylight and views to the majority of interior spaces while incorporating an energy efficient, passive solar design.
Each of the large, well-appointed bedrooms incorporate the latest hospice infection control design standards and provide residents with a strong connection to nature through individual bay windows. The component elements of the design, including materials of construction, finishes, textures, patterns, colours and lighting have been carefully selected and integrated to provide a warm, home-like ambiance.
Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
David Hastings has been practicing architecture in Ontario for over 30 years. He is responsible for IBI Group’s architecture and interior design practice in the Greater Toronto Area, providing overall direction and day-to-day leadership on selected major architectural and urban planning assignments that involve the integration of the diverse areas of practice. David’s projects have gained a significant reputation for high-quality design and responsible execution, and have been recognized in several international design journals. He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for Architecture in Canada.
Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
David Wood’s design and management is critical when it comes to IBI Group’s complex institutional health care and long term care facilities. He has extensive experience in delivering quality healthcare design with an understanding that well designed healing environments contribute to enhanced performance and motivation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and better performance by staff. His involvement varies from conceptual master planning, and medical planning to procurement and final project delivery. His particular strength is in understanding client needs and developing practical, engaging design solutions.
Allen G. Prowse