A Calgary architect is trying to turn the page on one of the city's largest condo repair projects, which left many residents of the leaky building with repair bills in the thousands.
The Bella Vista in the city's southwest required millions of dollars to fix several leaks that caused mould.
Residents first learned of the problem a few years ago and the condo board began substantial repairs at a cost of $4 million soon after.
"We had to basically strip off the enclosure — the entire enclosure, all the stucco, roofing, flashing," said Tang Lee, an architect whose team fixed many of the problems.
"There were some issues with the design, as well as the construction, workmanship," Lee said.
At least a dozen unit owners fell into foreclosure because they were unable to pay their share repair bill, with some assessments coming in around $80,000.
It was reported one owner had to pay over $180,000, which is a record high in Alberta.
Check out CBC's full interview with EVDS Architecture Professor Tang Lee here.