With its wide-ranging use of different wood species, the Prince George Airport demonstrates how a high-traffic building can benefit from the resilience, versatility, durability, and thermal characteristics of wood. These were important considerations for this northern city, situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, which is prone to cold, harsh winters.
The Wood Innovation Research Lab (WIRL) at the University of Northern British Columbia gives students and researchers much needed space to test state-of-the-art building systems. The WIRL is noteworthy in that it is the first industrial building in North America certified to rigorous Passive House energy standards. Certified Passive House buildings use up to 90 per cent less energy for heating and cooling and up to70 per cent less energy overall compared with standard buildings.
This two-storey municipal RCMP Facility is located on the edge of the downtown core in the northern city of Prince George. The design intent was to create a welcoming building that would be incorporated into the urban fabric of the city; one that would contribute to a positive profile for the RCMP, its associated protective services and its newly relocated community police force.
The City of Prince George needed to upgrade the existing Kin Centre Complex in order to host the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The old Kin 1 arena, built in the 1970's, was demolished and replaced with a new 700-seat arena in a phased construction process. The new Kin 1 arena is to be the City's show piece for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The existing Kin 2 & 3 arenas, the new Kin 1 arena and the existing 6,000 seat CN Centre will host men's & women's hockey, ringette, short track speed skating and figure skating.
The Canadian Cancer Society Kordyban Lodge provides accommodation for 36 out-of-town residents receiving medical treatment at the Cancer Agency Centre for the North in Prince George. People living with cancer and undergoing medical treatment are often overwhelmed by feelings of fear and anxiety, and the personal struggle against cancer requires courage and support.
This project forms part of a comprehensive redevelopment strategy undertaken by the City of Prince George, B.C., to improve its works yard property at 18th Avenue and Ospika Boulevard, and amalgamate two other yard facilities at this site. The new building is a 1,000 square metre, single-storey structure, organized into two parallel wings on either side of a central corridor. The program includes the administration functions of the purchasing, environment, transportation, and utilities departments as well as a central computer area, staff lockers and a lunchroom.