COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA. Scion and David Nairne & Associates (DNA), a British Columbia architecture and planning firm, have completed a student housing feasibility study for the Comox Valley campus of North Island College, marking Scion’s first engagement in the province.
Scion and DNA conducted a three-phase process including a market and demand analysis resulting in facilities and operations recommendations, developing a conceptual plan for the initial phase of residence building and an associated budget, and a financial analysis. Scion’s research included focus groups, stakeholder interviews and a survey of students.
North Island College was founded in 1975 and serves northern Vancouver Island and the BC mainland coast. The College enrolls more than 2,200 students for credit on the Comox Valley Campus, including over 1,200 students of self-disclosed Aboriginal ancestry.