The BMW Pavilion is a conceptual design by e.w.enture from Munich, Germany, with local coordination by Keay & Associate, Architecture Ltd. and Fast + Epp structural engineers.
The 200 sq. m. temporary showroom was located on the Jack Poole Plaza of the Vancouver Convention Centre during the summer of 2013. The freestanding structure consisted of cross laminated timber components manufactured in Germany and assembled on site. One site assembly was 10 days.
*Commercial Building Award 2012 – Beacon Plaza won the Excellence Award in Commercial – Retail Renovation*
Beacon Plaza located in Sidney, BC, was a renovation to an existing commercial building. Work included new tenant space, facade upgrade, outdoor areas, and entrance signage. Completed in the Fall of 2011.
2806 Jacklin Road
Major building facade alteration and addition to a commercial mall at 2806 Jacklin Road in Langford, BC.
Janika Office Building
Located in Richmond, B.C.
The Janika office/warehouse is a new construction build. The clients’ vision was a building designed for energy efficiency and environmentally-conscious operation.
The office/ warehouse structure was sited to maximize the passive solar gain for the office component. To maximize energy efficiency the building envelope consists of thermomass insulated concrete sandwich panels, passive placement of fenestration. To reduce energy consumption the building is heated by a radiant infloor heating system. Domestic hot water is heated by an array of solar panels located on the sloped roof sections. Building materials that have been chosen are designated green and every effort has been made to source environmentally sustainable products.
Reducing water consumption and protecting water quality were key objectives in the design. All rainwater collected from the roofs is stored in an underground storage tank located in the native garden. Stored rainwater is filtered and passed through a UV filter and used for flushing the facilities toilets. Unfiltered stored rainwater is used for irrigation.
Fernwood Urban Village
Fernwood Urban Village is a co-housing residential project located in Victoria, BC
The village is composed of 31 units divided amongst a cluster of varied building types ranging from townhomes to a multi-unit complex. It also includes common areas such as a large courtyard with vegetable and flower gardens, a kitchen/dining area, meeting or media rooms, workshops, guest rooms as well as secure bike/kayak storage areas.
356 Gorge Road
356 Gorge Road is a comprehensive hotel conversion: from a hotel complex into residential market housing.
Red Brick Holdings
1046 Mason Street, Victoria, BC. This modest brick two story structure was built in 1913. Restoration in 2010 fulfills the design concept through sensitive efforts to incorporate the use of sympathetic materials, and simple detailing which respond to the existing fenestration and proportions of the original façade.
The Belfry Theatre
The Belfry Theatre is located in the heart of Fernwood; this theatre has been renovated by Keay Architects throughout.
Crosshaven Residence - Salt Spring Island
Crosshaven is a private residence located on Salt Spring Island designed by Keay Architects & Associate.
Keay & Associate, Architecture Ltd. has a wealth of experience in residential work in Victoria and the Gulf Islands, ranging from simple weekend retreats, smaller energy conscious homes, as well as renovations to larger homes, and multiple family projects. We take particular concern in understanding and developing the client’s design program, site analysis, and the resolution of functional issues. This Uplands residence is a fine example of our residential work.
Wentworth Villa, located at 1156 Fort Street in Victoria, BC, was originally built in 1863 for the Ella Family. This heritage house was bought by Stefan and Magda who are interested in restoring this beautiful house into a museum for Victoria’s Architecture. This project is currently going through the rezoning process to convert into a commercial museum building.
Saturna Recreation Centre
Hotel Rialto is a heritage building located at 1450 Douglas Street in Victoria B.C. It was originally built in 1912. The buildings main and first floor was restored in 2008 and the remaining three floors were restored in 2012. The Architect worked along with the Interior Designer to finish the interior of the space along with the seismic upgrade of the entire building.
Ten Mile Point Residence
Ten Mile Point Residence was an extensive house renovation located in Victoria B.C.