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 Mills Education Centre is intended to achieve the goals and values for the future of this property. The vacant grain silo will be repurposed into an educational destination for locals and visitors. The building will be used to highlight the heritage of Paisley, the grain mill, as well as local biodiversity with the addition of a butterfly conservatory. The adaptation features a dining hall with an extension to the main floor, a classroom on the second floor, escape rooms on the third and fourth floor. The 3D wall section provides the construction style and integration of the new structure with the existing to achieve the overall design concept. The construction of the renovated existing structure and proposed new structure is steel framed construction, with engineered steel trusses. The insulation values achieved in the exterior walls and roofs comply with passive house assemblies. From the slab-ongrade, each point at risk of thermal bridging has been addressed with additional insulation coverage. Although, updating the structure and thermal performance of the building envelope, reclaimed materials from the surrounding area will be used for the interior renovations and the existing barn board to be reinstalled. Between the butterfly conservatory, the educational and dining space of the new facility, anyone visiting the Paisley Mills Education Centre will leave enriched with a connection to their community and local ecosystem.


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Original Publication Citation

Manners, L. T. (2022).Paisley Hill. [Unpublished]. Faculty of Applied Science & Technology, Sheridan College.