May 12, 2020

Kasian Architecture engaged as Design Lead for the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Preparedness Efforts

For Immediate Release

Kasian is supporting the joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and PAE as the Design Lead for the deployment of up to ten Mobile Health Units (MHU) across Canada, as needed. Designed to house up to 100 beds each, these fully transportable units will be deployed to major urban centres, smaller towns, and/or remote communities to provide targeted care for persons with acute respiratory diseases and distress.

“We’re proud to be contributing to the Government of Canada’s COVID efforts as the Lead Design Team for the delivery of these very specialized mobile health Units,” commented Ian Sinclair, Principal and Vice President Healthcare at Kasian. “This is an unprecedented time for healthcare providers, so the mobile units will provide a rapid response option for those communities across Canada who may not have the capacity or expertise to manage this and similar pandemic outbreaks. We are working at an unparalleled pace to complete the design requirements for the MHU’s, while ensuring a safe and healing environment for patients and staff alike. Our goal is to collaboratively work with SNC-Lavalin/PAE and a full complement of specialized sub consultants, contractors, and suppliers to ensure a rapid response solution that is flexible enough to meet a variety of unknown site conditions.”

Each MHU will be designed to be a fully self-sufficient kit capable of being stored and then deployed rapidly for up to 90 days, while being able to withstand a variety of Canadian climates. As the Design Lead, Kasian is providing architectural and interior design services that will align program requirements of the MHU into a practical, achievable solution. Each fully deployed MHU will include a triage area, short stay evaluation area, two resuscitation bays, a total of 80 inpatient beds, a 20-bed Intensive Care Unit, and accommodations for portable diagnostic imaging, basic laboratory and pharmacy services, and a separate low-risk zone, which includes central supply and required support spaces.

About Kasian

Since its founding in 1983, Kasian has grown to become one of the world’s top 100 integrated design firms. We holistically blend architecture and interior design from our global experience and local perspective. With a national and international presence in our five market sectors—Public, Workplace, Commercial, Healthcare, and Senior Living—we leverage the experience and knowledge of over 260 creative designers in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, and Doha to deliver authentic design solutions.

For more information, please contact:

Ian Sinclair, Principal, VP Healthcare
T: 416 583 3603

Celenia Serrano, Senior Marketing Proposal Specialist
T: 416 583 3647