UBC HOSPITAL SLEEP DISORDERS

UBC Sleep / Kirsten Reite Architecture

UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders

Client / UBC Hospital

Location / Vancouver, Canada

Completion / 2017

Architecture / KRA

Interior Design / KRA

Construction Management / Seaforth Construction

Photography / Andrew Latreille


KRA was retained to design to the new expansion of the UBC Hospital Sleep Disorder Program in the lower level of the Purdy Pavilion. This opportunity allowed the hospital to merge the sleep clinic and the night lab into a 24/7 program in one new space.

UBC Sleep / Kirsten Reite Architecture

The UBC Hospital Sleep Disorder Program has been running since 1981 and was BC’s only referral centre for complex sleep disorders. The UBC Hospital Sleep Disorders Program was a specialized multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, respirologists, a neurologist, sleep technologists and coordinators and administrative support staff. The Program was previously split into separate parts, the clinic, and the laboratory.

UBCH Sleep Disorders Progress_WEB (1)
UBCH Sleep Disorders Progress_WEB (2)
UBC Sleep / Kirsten Reite Architecture

During the day time, the Sleep Disorder Program operates with an outpatient clinic atmosphere, whereas in the night it will convert into a sleep lab. To accommodate this dual-purpose space, streamlined murphy beds were integrated into the patient rooms to allow flexibility. The space was fully upgraded with soundproofing and ventilation that will support a better sleep-study environment for the patients. The design of the interiors was warm and non-clinical to create a relaxing environment for both patients and clinicians alike.

UBC Sleep / Kirsten Reite Architecture
UBC Sleep / Kirsten Reite Architecture
UBC Sleep / Kirsten Reite Architecture