While the dramatic transformation of the buildings’ exterior continues with the installation of the cedar coloured siding, the interior is also rapidly changing.
The t-bar ceiling on level 1 is now complete along with most painting and office and clinic door frames on that floor. Painting and installing t-bar ceilings has begun on level 2.
While the elevator shaft remains just that – a 7 floor hole, the elevator crew begins January 25 to install the elevators.
There is clear momentum building towards the completion date at the end of April!
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the ISSofBC Welcome Centre.