The new Ronald McDonald House of British Columbia (RMHBC) provides a “home away from home” for out of town families with children receiving medical treatment at BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Growing from their old residence serving 12 families to a new 73 family facility risked a significant shift in the delivery of services and the culture of the new larger home for the RMHBC organization. At the outset, the architect and client sought a solution that would feel like a home and not a hotel. The architect’s ambition was to preserve the nurturing, closely-bonded social connection found in the original 12 family Shaughnessy house. From beginning to end the architect integrated layers to the design that would help families find both solace and community as they go through one of the most significant and challenging moments of life with their severely sick child. Justin Bennett was the Project Architect for this project while at Michael Green Architecture.