Commissioned to modernize the Royal St. George’s College Chapel, the design team at the studio, in association with Les Andrew of Andrew Incorporated Architect, designed a brighter and more functional space while preserving the historic nature of the chapel. Upgrades to the choir areas included the replacement of historic pews and a new platformed stage areas for services and community performances. The space is re-energized with the detailed refurbishment of heritage chandeliers and a new gallery entrance, which vastly improves accessibility into the chapel.
The project initially involved the development of a Master Plan, in association with Les Andrew and Anthony Kemp of Andrew Bogdan Kemp Architects, and program development and phasing strategies to achieve short and long-term goals for new program spaces and exterior circulation/drop-off improvements. The new spaces needed to be accommodated within the campus’s restricted site, address additions to a historically designated structure; and, satisfy the demands of a highly involved neighbourhood association and conscientious building committee. New program spaces were also designed to wrap an existing 1970’s concrete addition and create a covered walkway and bright sunlit rooms facing residential streets and a public park. Additions to the existing private school included a choir room, a fitness room, a playing field, a gymnasium, a drama room and a chapel entry, and was designed by the firm in association with Les Andrew and Anthony Kemp of Andrew Bogdan Kemp Architects.