Drennan Housing


Sooke, BC



Multi-Unit Residential






Located in Central Sooke, this 170-unit affordable housing project will make a significant contribution to the availability of affordable housing to the area. Design work by STUDIO 531 was completed under a Design-Build contract with Scansa Construction – a successful collaboration that realized significant cost savings (over CAD $ 3.0M) for the project that is located on a complex, sloping site adjacent to a riparian area. The project is comprised of two 5-storey apartment buildings and a stand-alone community amenity building and gardens. The design meets BC Housing rigorous design and construction standards, and will be constructed to Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code.  The building is designed with a contemporary, yet residential feel and includes sloped roofs, generous entrance canopies, and a material palette that includes a brick base, wood-look soffits, and horizontal lap siding. The interior finishes are also carefully considered to provide a warm, home-like environment. STUDIO 531 provided full design services through construction.


Client:  Scansa Construction

Owner:  M’akola Housing

Photos: Leanna Rathkelly Photography