John Stephenson,


B.Arch., OAA., MRAIC

Project Experience

St. Joseph's Care Group Sister Margaret Smith Centre (Thunder Bay, ON)
Lead Architect responsible for designing a 2 storey, 51,433 sf addiction treatment centre. Skilful design accommodated the facility's inpatient and outpatient programming. The residential area consists of one - 10 bed youth and two - 15 bed adult resident areas, each containing private bedrooms, dining, living and kitchen facilities. The outpatient component consists of counselling offices, group rooms and sacred/spiritual space, as well as administration support areas. The design includes outdoor courtyards enhancing the therapeutic natural link to the surrounding green space, while providing privacy and security to the clientele. The centre received LEED® Canada for New Construction Gold Certification for its performance as a sustainable building.

St. Joseph's Care Group Centre of Excellence for Integrated Seniors' Services (CEISS) Supportive Housing and Long Term Care (Thunder Bay, ON)
Lead Architect responsible for the campus development plan to accommodate a supportive housing and long term care facility. Careful and sensitive design maintains a home-like residential atmosphere, maximizing daylighting and views to natural landscapes in the 114,000 sf supportive housing apartments. The building is adjacent to the 261,350 sf long term care facility, supporting an "Aging in Place concept.

St. Joseph's Care Group Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Programme (Thunder Bay, ON)
Lead Architect responsible for designing a 89,372 sf, 2 storey addition to St. Joseph's Care Group hospital to accommodate a 38 bed mental health program. The design accommodates the functional needs associated with clinical and non-clinical programs for both inpatient and outpatient services.

Isabella Retirement Living (Thunder Bay, ON)
Lead Architect responsible for designing a 2 storey assisted living residence with 94 units - 72 independent and 22 assisted living suites in studio, one and two bedroom designs. The facility's community atmosphere offers numerous common areas, relaxing lounges and bright sunrooms. The building received the City of Thunder Bay's Clean Green Beautiful Gold Level Award.

Other Representative Projects

  • Marina Park Place Condominium Development (Thunder Bay, ON)
  • St. Joseph's Care Groups Hogarth Riverview Manor Long Term Care Facility (Thunder Bay, ON)
  • Hilldale Gardens Retirement Living (Thunder Bay, ON)
  • Hilldale Garden Condominiums (Thunder Bay, ON)