2022 Benefit Report

2022 Benefit Report

In 2022, we joined the over 300 Certified B Corporations in Canada, and became the first certified architectural firm in British Columbia. B Corp Certification is awarded to businesses that meet high standards of verified social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We are excited to share the highlights of our 2022 community impact.

Vancouver Mural Festival Unleased & Residency Program

Vancouver Mural Festival Unleased & Residency Program

For Vancouver’s local artists, finding studio and exhibition spaces can be a challenge. The VMF Unleased project examines ways to transform underused commercial properties into temporary artist spaces, particularly for emerging and BIPOC artists.

Our Community Bikes

Our Community Bikes

Our Community Bikes (OCB) is a non-profit community bike shop in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. The lease on OCB’s current storefront is set to expire in the medium term and the organization contracted Hessey to complete a facility plan to support a future relocation.

VACFSS Child & Family Services Relocation

VACFSS Child & Family Services Relocation

The Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society (VACFSS) engaged Hessey in 2020 after their lease was not renewed for their Child and Family Services office due to a landlord development project on the site.

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

To prepare for the relocation of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House (DTES NH), a functional program was completed to find potential leasehold properties and maximize the impact of the DTES NH’s community programs.