Darling Home for Kids


Our work on this project involved designing a hospice and respite facility for chronically and terminally-ill children. The site is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as such, it was critical that the design tread lightly on the land. This building embodies strong principles of sustainable design and construction, including: water and energy conservation, daylighting strategies, passive solar energy, the incorporation of recycled materials and, of utmost importance, creating a healthy indoor air environment.This project has been featured in the following publications:
Innovations in Hospice Architecture: Second Edition, 2020 by Stephen Verderber & Ben J RefuerzoSABMag Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine, Issue 2010.06.15

RED Studio Inc. Architects has taken on this project as a labour of love over the past 12 years. Antonio Santini has been the project architect for both phases of this project and has served as a board member throughout most of this time.

For more information about this wonderful organization, please visit: www.darlinghomeforkids.com