Transform Your Space into a Safe Haven

Building To Thrive Training™

Learn how to build safer homes to retain your tenants
without rising maintenance costs.

Safe Spaces, Healthy Residents, Flourishing Communities

As builders and architects, we have the privilege of creating the homes and curating the communities where people will live their lives. This is why, when we design spaces that support physical, mental, and emotional well being, our businesses succeed, and our communities thrive. Without understanding the full impact that the physical surroundings have on the people who live there, our work can become very shortsighted.

As architects, designers, builders, and managers, we are vital in developing thriving communities.

What does this mean?

Ensuring Safety, Security and Well-being is your Mission

If you’re a building manager or owner, you’ve probably experienced it many times before: TENANT TURNOVER

At first glance, it may seem simple: find new tenants to replace previous tenants. But in fact, your work is just getting started.

Add in frequent tenant turnover, administration fees and income loss on vacancies and all of a sudden operational costs sky rocket.

But ultimately, it’s not rising operation costs that are the only challenge: you also want to be a leader in creating safe and secure buildings that contribute to the well-being of your tenants and the longevity and vibrancy of your community.

We applaud you for that. And we’re here to help you do just that.

Create Better Homes While Reducing Costs

What if we told you that you could build your business AND build a thriving community?

What if you could deliver places people call home instead of just physical spaces?

And what if you could do all of that amazing work while still reducing your costs?

Well we’re here to tell you that you CAN.

By creating buildings that contribute to a thriving community, you’ll be a recognized professional with a vision and a flourishing business, and as someone who is a leader in community well-being

By understanding the impact that the physical surroundings have on the people who live there you’ll build vibrant, thriving, and supportive communities and you won’t have to sacrifice building your business too.

Building to Thrive Training™ 

Create Architecture that Inspires Joy

In this six-part training series, you will learn the fundamentals of creating a vibrant living environment and gain a solid foundation for curating spaces that inspire joy.

This course IS FOR YOU IF:

Our Building To Thrive™ Training is designed to help you succeed in your new mission: to create thriving communities. In order to achieve that, you need a concrete plan of action, like a well-thought out course that will make it easy for you to apply what you’ve learned.

Luckily, we’ve designed a course that does just that. Here’s how we’ve built a course to help you succeed!

How Is This Course Designed?

  • 6 modules exploring different aspects of residential building design and how they impact the well-being of residents
  • Situational examples exploring what works well in housing and what doesn’t
  • A guided case study that helps you apply the knowledge learned in the course to assess an existing building and identify ways to improve it
  • Implementation: easy-to-use checklists for assessing and improving your existing or new building
  • Tangible, practical solutions for common problems in multifamily housing
  • A framework to help you build a strategic action plan toward implementing the selected proposed upgrades using a cost and value analysis.
  • A Master the Building to Thrive™ framework so you can utilize this knowledge for your future success.

Sign up and begin your Building to Thrive™ training today.

Start by filling out your 2 minute application

How Much Time Will I Need to Dedicate to the Course? ​

  • The training runs for 5 weeks
  • The weekly time commitment is about 4 hours per week
  • The checklists for assessing your building each take 1-3 hours to complete
  • The total time commitment for the course is roughly 24-30 hours

But what if I have questions?

At AVID Architecture, we want to make sure you’ll get the promised results once you join us. That’s why you won’t be left alone, but you’ll have access to our team of experts to:

  • Get a feedback on your work
  • Enjoy a full Support
  • Accountability for completing checklists and support from your course colleagues
  • 2 LIVE discussion and integration sessions. If you can’t make the sessions live, you can ask your questions in advance and catch the replay later.

Here Is What Some of Our Clients Had to Say About Our Building to Thrive ™ Course:

Since we did a façade reno at our property, we have seen an improvement in safety around the building with less incidents occurring – we no longer have graffiti and loitering around the building has become less of a concern.

Dwayne Samycia

Owner, Royal Alex Plaza

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Since we did a façade reno at our property, we have seen an improvement in safety around the building with less incidents occurring – we no longer have graffiti and loitering around the building has become less of a concern.

Inez Kosinski

Manager, Didsbury Library

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Get Much More Than Just Training

Get value beyond your expectations in the Building To Thrive™ Training, the kind I wish I had when I realized how important safety and security are to create thriving communities.

But before you go any further, I’d like to warn you…

This Course IS NOT FOR YOU IF:

Sign up and begin your Building to Thrive™ training today.

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We Take on The Risk So You Don’t Have to

We’re not leaving the success of your building projects up to chance. Your professional reputation and success, and the well being of those who live in those spaces are at stake.

Within 7 days, if you’re not happy with all the value packed into The Building to Thrive™ course, we’ll refund the full amount, no questions asked.

Let us take on all the risk so you can reach right for this course and start applying what you learn to create safer, more stable, and happier living conditions for those who occupy the spaces that you create.

Meet Cynthia, the Heart Behind AVID

Cynthia Dovell is an award-winning architect, Chair of the Alberta Chapter of the RAIC, and founder of AVID Architecture. She experienced the difference that a safe living environment can make in your life when she attended the University of Toronto. After a childhood full of challenges and unstable living conditions, finally living in a safe space allowed Cynthia to reach her highest potential.

Cynthia founded AVID Architecture upon the belief that a space that supports physical safety and mental and emotional well-being can transform the lives of the people who live there. Her story is proof of the impact architecture can have.

At AVID Architecture, we believe that, together, our industry can transform the communities we live in and build spaces that create joy.

Do It Better: Create Safer Homes

As a building owner, designer, developer, or manager, you feel a heavy responsibility. You have to create and maintain spaces that positively impact tenants, the community, and your bottom line all at the same time.

But that’s exactly why AVID has created this course for you..

When joining our Building to Thrive ™ course, you’ll learn skills that can change people’s lives for the better. You have everything you need to take your mission to a whole new level by creating safe havens and thriving communities.

Still having doubts about whether you should join us? Let us help you.

FAQs

  • This course includes a combination of self-paced videos and live sessions. While participants will be starting and ending at the same time, these videos will be available for re-watch for an extended period after the course ends.
 
  • We’re not leaving the success of your building projects up to chance. Your professional reputation and success, and the well being of those who live in those spaces are at stake.
  • Within 7 days, if you’re not happy or blown away by all the value packed into The Building to Thrive™ course, we’ll refund the full amount, no questions asked.
  • Let us take on all the risk so you can reach right for this course and start applying what you learn to create safer, more stable, and happier living conditions for those who occupy the spaces that you create.

While we have firsthand experience with the Building to Thrive™ concepts and their results, we cannot ensure that you will implement the knowledge and therefore, we cannot guarantee specific results. However, we can share our knowledge with you and give you tools to support you in implementation.

Sign up and begin your Building to Thrive™ training today.

Start by filling out your 2 minute application