Billard Architecture Inc.
We found this forgotten space in the basement of a professional building in the heart of New Westminster. It was (is) a concrete bunker built in 1965 as a x-ray lab. The walls that weren’t concrete were (are) made of two layers of 2″ solid wood sandwiching a layer of lead. Over that were layers of gypsum wall board. Empty for many years, this place was difficult to find a taker because the amount of renovations needed to turn it into a typical office was crazy.
But, if you were looking for a place to turn into a music rehearsal and recording studio, it was perfect. Luckily there aren’t a lot of those places clamouring for a lease… So it became ours.
Located in the basement of a professional building in the heart of New Westminster is Fifth Chord Studios. This space provides monthly lock-out studios, a professional recording studio, and a live room studio for local musicians.