New Almaguin Highlands Information Centre and Municipal Offices, (2010)

 

New Almaguin Highlands Information Centre and Municipal Office Floor Plan, (2010)

 

 

Almaguin Highlands Information Centre and Municipal Offices

Gregg Gordon Architect’s proven analytical work methods, determination and knowledge are exemplified in one particular successful Municipal project that is now nearing completion in 2010.


The New Almaguin Highlands Information Centre and Municipal Offices (AHIC), for the Township of Perry, is located on Highway 11, in Emsdale, Ontario, a small community just north of Huntsville. The approximate 5,200 square foot multi-use information and municipal office facility is designed to maximize natural lighting, ventilation, shading (cooling) and heating as required, while minimizing heat loss and heat gain from, and to the building. (See Shadow Study)


The building’s design utilizes ground source heating and cooling distributed through an infloor radiant system.


The layout optimizes security for this facility, open year round, 24/7: it permits operation of the building from a single source.


 

Village of Hastings Municipal Centre, (1989)

 

 

Village of Hastings Municipal Centre

The Village off Hastings Municipal Centre was designed to include a 2,500 square foot Community Hall on the Lower Level complete with Kitchen, a Municipal Office, a Police Office and a Library in one central location.


 

Five Counties Children’s Centre (2009 - 2010)

 

 

Five Counties Children’s Centre, Peterborough

Form follows function, and no better illustrated than at the new main Front Entrance to the Five Counties Children's Centre, currently under construction.

The height of th main roof canopy is lifted to  permit bus drop-offs while a secondary roof, below the  main roof, brings the scale down to pedestrian and small person level.

The stepped office front prermits natural lighting into and views out of the newly created offices while providing blast protection to these offices from an existing padmount transformer that could not be relocated.


 

Peterborough County and City Health Unit (2010)

 

 

 

Peterborough County and City Health Unit

Evaluations are currently underway to determine the future needs of the Peterborough County and Ciy Health Unit. 

Included in these evaluations will be the potential for developing on the current site, to fit all current and future staffing needs at the one location, as illustrated in this artist's rendering.


 

Riverview Park and Zoo Quarantine and Administrative Facilities (2010)

 

 

Riverview Park and Zoo Quarantine and Administrative Offices

At this time (2010), the Peterborough City's Riverview and Zoo Quarantine and Administrative Office Facilities project is currently in the design stage. 

Ways of expanding the existing office to incorporate these new facilities and other alternatives to minimize existing budgets are being explored.