The Alberta Social Housing Corporation (ASHC) Design and Technical Guidelines is an important, user-friendly document that helps to deliver intentional, well-designed, and relevant housing options to Albertans in need. This document guides the Province in its significant long-term investments and active management of its capital housing investment priorities.
DEVELOPMENT AND PROCESS
Reimagine developed and designed the Design and Technical Guidelines, through extensive background research and stakeholder consultations and workshops, with input and review from various Ministries, Housing Management Bodies, Associations and Agencies, industry Architects and Engineers, Contractors and Project Managers.
DESIGN AND TECHNICAL GUIDELINES
Informed by Canada's National Housing Strategy and its requirements for environmental, social, and economic sustainability, Reimagine brought to the conversation our extensive experience in building beautiful and comfortable spaces through the lens of compassionate and human-centred design. With a focus on quality, fiscal sustainability, functionality, environmentally sustainability, while being integrative, adaptive and consistent, the Design and Technical Guidelines provide a graphically inclined and usable document with appended factsheets for all housing accommodation types. These housing accommodation types include: Single Family Residence, Multi-Unit Residence, Apartment, Seniors’ Independent Living, Seniors’ Lodge, Seniors’ Lodge with Supportive Living, and Permanent Supportive Housing. Clear direction on the design process, the description of programming, space planning, space accommodations, and prescriptive specifications, are provided in a user-friendly, legible, infographic-style document.
You can take a look at the guidelines here: [ ashc-design-and-technical-guidelines.pdf ]