Over time we began to ask, what kind of building we would need to facilitate our program? What would it look like? After several pitiful attempts at drawing circles on a flip chart it was clear we needed professional help. :) At this point Brendan Bates of Toss Solutions came to the table. Brendan and the Toss Solutions team have really captured the vision for the youth house in that they all have a warm and homey feel and they are functional as well. Toss Solutions provided three beautiful conceptual drawings. What is remarkable about their work, aside from its quality, is that their time and skill have all been donated to the project. This is a significant contribution for which we are truly grateful.
In this option female bedrooms, common areas, staff areas and the small suite are all downstairs. The upper level would house the male bedrooms and bathrooms only.
This option beautifully preserves the historic while blending it with a new and energy efficient building.
So, there you have it. These are some possible ways the Saint John Youth House may look. Please post any questions or comments you may have. I would especially appreciate comments from the committee to fill in any details that I have not. Cheers!