• Client
  • YWCA
  • Location
  • Regina, SK
  • Completed
  • In Construction

1080 collaborated with Number TEN Architectural Group as the Prime Consultant for the YWCA Centre for Women and Families. The facility will serve as a ‘hub’ for numerous services for women and families, including residences, a crisis shelter, YWCA Outreach services, Mobile Crisis, Regina Sexual Assault, child care, and multi-purpose spaces for health and financial services, rentable areas, as well as a community cafe and consignment store. The project team recognized the project’s complex requirements and close ties to the community, leading to a thorough pre-design process involving precedent studies, facility tours, current state assessments, and community engagement.

The new facility’s design centers around functional programming and a solid business case and return on investment, ensuring it supports the YWCA’s programs in the most efficient and effective way possible. A workshop-based methodology was used during the programming process, where the project team worked closely with YWCA staff and the community to identify program needs, capacity requirements, and beneficial adjacencies within the facility. Additionally, the team formed a partnership with All Nations Hope, which led to the inclusion of a sacred space and permanent lodge site. The YWCA Centre for Women and Families is poised to be an essential resource for women and families in need, offering a wide range of critical services under one roof.