Do you notice how the before and after images for this project look almost the same? That’s because sometimes the most appropriate repair strategy consists of targeted repairs that address the problems while still preserving the original design intent. As in targeted repairs that don’t look like repairs – so your building looks as good as it did when it was first built.
BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of Landmark Arms as the Building Envelope Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their building. Landmark Arms is a three-level wood-framed residential apartment building constructed over a below-grade parking garage and containing 26 residential units, located at 1484 Charles Street in Vancouver.
BCBS and the Strata developed an architectural design strategy to improve the function, durability and appeal of the building exterior. Through a process of consultation and various other methods, an Architectural design scheme was developed and approved by the Strata. The renovation included the replacement of the existing stucco and stone cladding at targeted areas, balcony framing, windows and sliding doors, as well as adding roof drains and new scuppers where required.