Client:
Forresters Insurance Co.
 
Architect:
Gabor + Popper Architects Inc; Peter A. Gabor, Partner-in-charge; 1988
 
Details:
This project was a collaboration between a developer and an insurance company that owned the land. Although extensive design was done to the point of sale, the project never went ahead.

Conceptual design envisioned a beautiful club house with a full range of amenities. Different forms of housing, including apartments, hotels, cluster housing, and townhose enclaves ensured a diverse mix of housing opportunities.

Although there were many reasons for the projects failure, the prime reason was the unresolved differences between cultures and goals of the private developer and the public corporation: essentially the former's goal was to get a quick and high return. The latter took a different approach , and wanted to wait for the bigger return available in the longer term. For us, it demonstrated the importance of establishing common goals and methodologies to achieve them for all projects, for both the design and construction team, as well as for the client.
 
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Guildwood
New Residence, Canada
   

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