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  • Southport. Student residence, living room detail.
  • Southport. Student residence, kitchen and hall storage detail.
  • Southport. Student lounge with large windows and patio.
  • Southport. Looking up at interior balconies.
  • Southport. Student use area with long counter and stools.

The Barker Building, Southport Student Accommodations

100 Musketeer Road, Southport, Manitoba

ft3's work with Southport began with a study to determine the needs of four existing tenants, including Allied Wings (pilot training residence), Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (youth facility), the Regional Health Authority (administration), and Red River College (lesson rooms and administration). Services for each project included the preparation of a preliminary functional space program, outline specifications, site plan development, schematic drawings, 3D rendering, and a construction cost estimate. The report was completed in 2007, and resulted in the design of the Southport Student Accommodations Building, a three storey 4400 sq.m. (47,361 sq.ft.) sprinklered, masonry structure with 45, one-bedroom suites of 51 sq.m. (550 sq.ft.) each and three, one-bedroom barrier friendly suites of 58 sq.m. (624 sq.ft.) each. Suites accommodate international students for pilot training for up to six months and include a living space, study area, bedroom, kitchen, washroom and personal storage. A lounge, laundry and storage area are located on each level. A common recreational lounge and kitchenette are located on the main level adjacent to the main entrance. The exterior and interior design imagery is contemporary, utilizing form, colour and finishes to symbolize the dynamics of flight. Construction was completed in 2011 at cost of $9.0 million.