Holy Cross Manor
Holy Cross Manor is the namesake legacy of a former hospital in downtown Calgary, established by the Grey Nuns over a century ago. The 100-bed supportive living facility is the first phase of a campus of care in northwest of Calgary. The two-storey wood-frame building is joined via tunnel with a second phase development, St. Marguerite Manor that will also house the 26-bed Dulcina Hospice. A craftsman inspired exterior features canted steel columns that catch the edge of extended roof overhangs. Large masses of stone walls, and varied roof forms, help the building harmonize with the new neighbourhood of single family homes. Warmth and scale of the interior is achieved through extensive wood details in dining and lounge ceilings and screens. FWBA Architects also helped to select interior furnishings and draperies to ensure durability and comfort throughout. Holy Cross Manor has garnered enthusiastic feedback from residents for its amenities and the ample natural light throughout the facility.