At the time of completion, the WIDC was the tallest contemporary wood building in North America, building on BC’s expertise and global reputation as an innovative leader in wood construction, engineered wood products and design.
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George, British Columbia was completed in the fall of 2014. The six-storey plus mechanical penthouse structure includes research facilities and classroom space for the University of Northern BC as well as office space for future tenants.
This project incorporates a structural system that uses a variety of locally manufactured engineered wood products, and is targeting a LEED Gold rating. The structure consists of an innovative combination of post and beam construction and built-up cross laminated timber (CLT) floor panels. The WIDC has exposed ceilings, providing a beautiful finish that speaks to the purpose and mission of the facility.