Prophet River First Nation really appreciates the wood structure of this building as it is expressive of our cultural tradition of building with wood.
The Prophet River First Nation is one of eight related First Nations whose traditional territory stretches across the Peace River region of northeastern British Columbia, northern Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the southern part of the Northwest Territories. The community is located on the Alaska Highway, approximately 90 kilometres south of Fort Nelson, B.C.
The primary structure in the 6-metre wide linear lobby is a Douglas fir glue-laminated timber (glulam) post and beam system, in which both vertical and horizontal members are 175mm x 305mm in cross section. Opposing posts are offset in plan, so that the connecting roof beams form a triangular pattern. Between the beams, the 19mm tongue and groove Douglas fir roof decking is exposed to view.