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Architecture49 Collaborates with Habitat for Humanity Cornwall and the Counties to Design New Semi-detached home, Igniting Hope in the Community

Maxville, Ontario — In a heartwarming demonstration of community solidarity, Architecture49's Cornwall and Ottawa offices, have joined forces with the Cornwall/Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Counties Habitat for Humanity Chapter on their latest project, designing a new semi-detached residence, bringing hope and opportunity to two local families in need.

Nestled within the serene landscape along the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the region has long been celebrated for its historical charm and tight-knit community bonds. However, the collaboration between A49 and Habitat for Humanity marks a significant milestone in their collective effort to bring new homes to deserving families to this corner of Ontario, with the shared goal of making a positive impact on the community.

Jie Chen, the Managing Principal of A49’s Ontario Seaway Corridor Region, also holds a position as a board member for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Her dedication to improving the lives of her community members gave rise to an ambitious vision: to design a new model of Habitat home departing from the past single-detached model that will provide not only a new start but create a sense of community between Habitat families. Working alongside team members Shawn Duke, Caitlin Handy, Jayant Gupta, Marc Gauthier, from both Seaway and National Capital Regions of A49, the project team recognized this as an exceptional opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful manner.

Habitat for Humanity, Ground Breaking Event Images

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new home took place September 14th, drawing local residents, Township of North Glengarry mayor and council, Architecture49 team members, Habitat for Humanity volunteers, and supportive donors to the construction site. The ceremony served as a powerful reminder that the synergy of a community knows no bounds when it comes to making a positive impact.

"This project is more than just a building; it's a symbol of compassion, resilience, and the unwavering spirit of giving back to one's community," remarked Jie Chen, Managing Principal and Habitat for Humanity Board Member. "It underscores that thoughtful design has the power to create so many positive outcomes."

With the design phase complete, the journey towards the realization of this exceptional Habitat for Humanity home in Maxville continues. As Architecture49 and Habitat for Humanity forge ahead with their mission to provide a family with a place to call home, the collaborative effort serves as a shining example of how partnership, dedication, and community spirit can create a brighter future for all.

Habitat for Humanity Ground Breaking Event Group Photo

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