BC Ferries Terminals - Gulf Islands


Checkwitch Poiron has completed three (3) BC Ferries terminal projects on the Gulf Islands at Denman Island East, Denman Island West and Hornby Island. A standard terminal building design was created that allowed for slight variations at each location while retaining a visual consistency across all sites. Our work also included the planning of the entire terminal sites to incorporate new septic fields, foreshore upgrades, traffic queuing and holding, future growth and sea-level rise mitigation. The project was delivered on schedule, opening the day before the May long weekend 2017.

Nanaimo Airport Expansion Phase 1


The design team mapped out a masterplan that will allow the airport to grow logically and incrementally over the next 20 years. This first phase ($15,000,000) is currently under construction and includes a new pre-board screening area, departure lounge and other amenities. The existing and new structures are connected and unified by a folded wood slat ceiling. Checkwitch Poiron Architects is working on this project in association with Office of McFarlane Biggar.

Commercial Street Modular


Working with our client, QUBE, we developed a multi-storey, volumetric, modular building system. Factory construction allows for quality control, shorter on-site construction times and reduced site disruption. Modules are delivered to site with exterior cladding and interior finishes. The system was applied to a mixed-use (commercial/residential) project in a tight infill site in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood in Vancouver.

Ocean Discovery Centre


We are very happy to announce that a motion to have the Ocean Discovery Centre included as part of the 1 Port Drive redevelopment will be presented to Nanaimo City Council on January 8th. View the press release from the Nanaimo Deep Discovery Association here. For more information on the project at the NDDA website.

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange


The Nanaimo Recycling Exchange is planning a new development just down the street from their existing location. The new facilities aim to be cleaner, safer and a easier to navigate, while making recycling a more enjoyable experience!

Groundbreaking starts soon for Lewkowich Engineering Associates new office


CPA has designed a new home for Lewkowich Engineering Associates in Nanaimo, BC. Almost double the size of their current facility, construction starts soon on the new 8,000 sf office and laboratory building, designed with geological processes and concepts in mind.

Ocean Discovery Centre


The Nanaimo Deep Discovery Association is in discussions with the City of Nanaimo regarding a site for the Ocean Discovery Centre. The project is a new ocean experience destination proposed for Nanaimo's waterfront. Read a recent article in the Nanaimo Bulletin and get more information on the project at the NDDA website.

St. Paul's Centre for Ministry and Community Service


St. Paul's Centre for Ministry and Community Service has won two awards at the 10th annual 2017 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards! The project won an Award of Excellence in the Institutional Renovation category, and also won the Judge's Choice Award for the best overall project. Congratulations to all the other winners as well!

Double High House


Double High House is on the cover of YAM Magazine!

St. Paul's Centre for Ministry and Community Service


St. Paul's Centre for Ministry and Community Service is a welcome addition to downtown Nanaimo. Prior to demolition and reconstruction, over 50% of the use of the building was from outside community groups. The new facility provides even more meeting space for community groups as well as increased capacity for St. Paul's Parish. Check out photos of the St. Paul's Centre for Ministry and Community Service completed in the fall of 2016.

Anglican Church Plans New Hall


by Chris Bush - Nanaimo News Bulletin - May 28, 2015

An Anglican Church bishop will take the first swing with a sledgehammer to signal the demolition of St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall. The hall, added on to the church at 100 Chapel St. in downtown Nanaimo in stages from the 1930-50s, will be replaced with a two-storey Centre for Ministry and Community Service.

Church leaders decided to tear down the old hall after learning the building is not adequate for current and future use, even after it was brought up to code and made wheelchair accessible, said Colin Sheen, St. Paul’s building committee chairman. “One of the things was, that if we were going to expand our ministry and serve the people, first of all we had to look at how do we bring our building up to being accessible for all people,” said Archdeacon Brian Evans….

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Photograph by Concept Photography

Harbour Road Sail Loft and Residences


Check out photos of the Harbour Road Sail Loft and Residences completed in the fall of 2014.

Photograph by Latreille Delage Photography

Yaletown Residence


The Yaletown Residence is our newest interiors project. Check out this completely renovated home, complete with high gloss millwork cabinets and wall panels, and smoked wood floors.

Loudon Park Boathouse


The Loudon Park Boathouse is located on Long Lake in Nanaimo, BC. The sponsors of this project, the Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club and the Nanaimo Rowing Club are in a competition to raise funds for the project. You can help by voting online July 21 and July 22 at Kraft Celebration Tour. Voting runs from July 21, 9am ET – July 22, 11:59pm ET.

Photograph by Concept Photography.

Double High House


The Double High House is our newest completed project. Check out the new photos of this project that demonstrates how elegant and livable spaces can be created on a small and efficient footprint.

New Website!


We are happy to announce and display our new website and company rebranding! We will be rolling out this new information over the coming weeks and updating project information and images.