Hillsboro House Retrofit


Winnipeg, MB


76,800 sq. ft.





The People

Private Pension Partners’ 8-storey apartment building, originally constructed in the 1960s, required remediation on the building envelope, as there were temperature and humidity control issues.


f-BLOK, together with CKP Engineering and PCL construction, delivered a design-build project for Private Pension Partners.

The Process

The Product

f-BLOK provided the architectural services and was the main coordination professional to oversee the structural, mechanical and electrical engineering for a deep refresh of the existing (and occupied) 1960’s 8-storey residential building. Together with the engineering team, a building condition assessment detailing findings and corrective action measures, building code review, description of the scope of services required to perform upgrades to the existing building, outline specification and typical schematic detailing.


A new exterior envelope with improved detailing was then developed to address the humidity and temperature issues. The work included exterior recladding and envelope upgrades (windows, doors, exterior wall assembly), structural remediation, interior renovation (suite, corridor, and elevator lobby finishes and signage), pool deck work, mechanical HVAC and associated electrical upgrades, landscaping and exterior signage.


Launch Coworking

f-BLOK Collaboration - Our work with the City of Brandon - How can a library, an art gallery, and a museum come together under one roof in a way that creates a downtown cultural destination and furthers revitalization?

Major Drilling Head Office

f-BLOK Collaboration - Our work with the NDL and Deer Lake First Nation - How can a remote community provide adequate housing to a range of individuals with differing needs?

Deer Lake First Nation Housing Development

f-BLOK Collaboration - Our work with De Luca's - How can a local business consolidate its operations for better efficiency?

De Lucas South Landing

f-BLOK Collaboration - Our work with the Commissionaires MB - How can a client-facing business unify its work teams and advance its commitment to Manitobans in response to COVID-19?

Commissionaires MB Offices

Brandon Library Redevelopment

f-BLOK Collaboration - Our work with the NDL and Attawapiskat First Nation - How can a remote First Nation provide adequate support to those in the community with a building that connects to traditional materials?

Attawapiskat Youth Centre

f-BLOK Achitecture - Collabs - APC Greenhouse (1)

APC Greenhouse