Paisley Mill

Document Type

Student Work

Publication Date

Winter 2022


Paisley Mill, Studio 6, 3D wall section, architectural technology, detailing, rendering, adaptive re-use

Design Concept

The Paisley Mill renovation is an adaptive reuse project that is focusing on preserving the rustic appearance of the mill while incorporating passive house and sustainability factors. The mill's interior will be converted into a three-level public space that will have a separate occupancy on each floor. The exterior will be reclad and insulated to bring the mill up to modern - day standards.

The frame of the mill will be constructed with metal columns and joists. The original walls were thin and did not contain any insulation. The proposed renovation will include insulated walls clad in recycled barn board and the wood siding walls on the existing building will be replaced and insulated. The wood flooring will be reused to preserve the mill's history. The outdoor patio space will be covered with a green roof constructed from lightweight steel and supported by both a wall and columns. All wall assemblies will include high R- value insulation and weather barriers to save on energy use. More windows will be installed to let in more light and further save on heating and lighting costs.


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Original Publication Citation

Jade, V. (2022).Paisley Hill. [Unpublished]. Faculty of Applied Science & Technology, Sheridan College.