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Home is Where the Heart Is: Helping ABIC / Caivan group design their new home so they can help you with your own

October 7, 2021 - Announcement
Ottawa, October 7, 2021 - Figurr Architects Collective is excited to be collaborating with ABIC (The Advanced Building Innovation Company) and Caivan with BBS Construction on the design and construction of a new 150,000 sq ft  manufacturing plant, head office and design studio in Barrhaven (Ottawa, Ontario). This fast-tracked project integrates the principles of high-quality design, collaboration and sustainability. 

Phase One, the new ABIC manufacturing plant, now operational, is home to some of the most advanced, precise and sustainable production solutions for home building around the world. This facility manufactures and supplies highly accurate and higher-quality prefabricated housing systems.   

Phase Two, which includes the ABIC/Caivan head office and design studio, has recently started construction and is expected to be completed by summer, 2022. The design centre will not only support the sales aspect for Caivan but will also be focused on the education of the ABIC manufacturing approaches to home building along with the enhancement of the homeowner’s journey in the purchase of their new home. The building includes an “experience centre” area that includes opportunities to learn about the manufacturing process and a mezzanine facing the manufacturing plant where future homeowners can watch the manufacturing process. The manufacturing plant, administrative wing and design centre will be connected by a bright and spacious town hall atrium that can host educational events and discussions.  It’s all a part of Caivan’s commitment to designing beautiful, sustainable communities.   

Collaboration and client experience are at the heart of everything we do. We love working with clients that are invested in the process.   

The team met frequently and walked them through every design feature. Working closely together on the initial design phase meant that their organizational values and project requirements wouldn’t be overlooked and remain a fundamental aspect of the project. We’re honoured to be helping ABIC bring their vision for a new home to life. The occupancy of Phase 2 is slated for Summer 2022.