ERA Architects

Casey House Ramp: 9 Huntley St.

ERA was engaged to develop a new access ramp for Casey House: 9 Huntley St., to replace a previous ramp that was deteriorating, difficult to use, and which did not satisfy new Ontario Building Code regulations. Our challenge was to provide a design as light and unobtrusive as possible, while still accommodating the gentle slope and guardrail height required by law.

The new ramp uses a varying array of posts that plays on the aesthetic of the porch rail of Casey House. This design allows a degree of transparency to the heritage fabric behind, and allows dappled sunlight to reach the House’s garden, which is landscaped with aromatic plants and flagstone stepping stones.

2012 to 2013 (05-035-04)