Needs of a Growing Population
Situated on the un-ceded territory of the Musqueam Indian Band, Coast Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation (MST), this project will be home to Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA), Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), with housing and childcare uses provided by the City of Vancouver. This project offers the opportunity to create a community based on Indigenous values and cultural narratives.
Creating a sense of belonging through representation of the territorial tribes, art integration, and language integration, within the design. The urban development project is designed to support across all stages of life, offering child care, youth programs, post-secondary education, and affordable housing. Complementing these efforts are a diverse array of communal spaces intentionally crafted to encourage multigenerational interaction spaces.