This grand four-storey mansion, built by Dominion Construction for notable New Westminster sawmill owner J. M. Robson, had been a popular wedding and catering venue since the 1950s. Urban Academy bought the building for a private school of 150 students. Rehabilitation involved Building Code upgrades (fire protection sprinklers, enhanced fire separations and a new exit stair), new washrooms, an entry ramp for Universal Access and various classroom, office and science lab improvements. A second phase project added more classrooms in new dormers in the high attic floor.
Throughout the project the Character-Defining Elements of the Art Deco interior and the building exterior were respected with minimal intervention and alteration.