The standout modern feature of this historic church’s main sanctuary is the arched engineered trusses and WESTDEK GLT panels that span the ceiling. This unique design creates a sense of openness, spiritual and personal connection for a growing congregation.
Inspired by the unique Oxbow river form, found on the original lands of the Salt River First Nation, this diverse facility combines old-world heritage themes with modern design. Western Archrib's structural wood products feature prominently, which include WESTDEK GLT, Glulam columns, and Glulam beams.
The design for this multipurpose complex was created in consultation with Siksika peoples.
This unique nature-inspired heavy timber structure appears at times to be floating above the natural landscape.
The use of Glulam columns paired together, in place of a traditional post, create an efficency in material use that resonated with both the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation's belief that they are stewards of the lands.
Shaped like a tipi, this structure contains both the stories of the land, as well as instruments from its centuries-old inhabitants. The design of the roof acts as a natural storm water collection system, reducing the erosion of soil in the site.
This LEED® Silver certified project pays tribute to Lois Hole, the 15th Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta.
With three of four orientations clad in solar panels, this building is designed for a very sustainable future of renewable energy.
With many finishes, facade, and structure constructed of pine-beetle-kill wood, this building captures and stores about 600 tonnes of CO₂ greenhouse gases; more than the total required for construction.
The natural visuals of the Glulam material allowed for a completely exposed structure, connecting it to nature. Construction of this project required a post and beam system.
Minowaadiziiwin (which means “to lead a good life”) is reflected in the facility’s programs, as well as its design and architecture. The use of glue laminate timbers in the construction creates a connection to nature and honours the importance of sustainability.
Spruce Pine Glulam beams help create clerestories and tall window walls, allowing as much natural light into the building as possible, and blending it seamlessly into the surrounding forest canopy.
Glulam beams curving towards the sky were used to increase and enhance the natural light in classrooms and administration areas as well as natural ventilation.
Housing a Glulam-framed curtain wall glazing system, this project won the ONCE Foundation Award for Accessibility in Architecture at the 2010 World Architecture Festival.
A multiple award winner, this portion of the Canada Olympic Park features three NHL-sized rinks, as well as one Olympic-sized rink that has seating capabilities for up to 3,000 people.
Featuring the longest span timber catenary roof built to date, this project is a multiple, international award winner. This facility is equipped to handle both the everyday needs of a growing community as well as international events.
This facility includes two NHL-sized rinks with room for 700 spectators, as well as a fully accessible ice sheet for sledge hockey. The project achieved LEED® Silver certification for features such as a vegetated roof, re-use of waste heat for the seating area, and reduced water consumption.
A major community landmark, this was the first public facility to be developed in the new master plan for Surrey's Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
This was the largest Glulam project in North America in 2001, and it was delivered on time and on budget.
Created exclusively from materials native to British Columbia, the natural beauty of wood as a building material is allowed to shine in the spotlight.
Traditional building materials such as wood and Glulam were used in the construction of this South East Asian-influenced building. Keeping a portion of the original facility intact, this renovation created a space that was over two-thirds larger for the animals.
Glulam was chosen to help enhance the natural qualities of Jellystone Park, with Glulam, wood decking, and galvanized connections being supplied through Western Archrib.
On this project, dual 138-foot Glulam girders were used to support the bridge and members, while acting as the walls of the walkway.
This unique roof profile was created using two identical Glulam beams placed in reverse orientation.
Glulam members curve and twist throughout the building in order to create a form that is both functional and visually creative.
Engineered GLT wood panels surfaced with authentic Douglas fir are featured in the design of this predominantly glass skytrain station.
Glulam was used on this Prairie Wood Design award-winning project to blend structural wood design with thriving neighbourhoods along this important transportation route.
This vibrant community shopping mall space was a 2014 award winner for Excellence in Commercial Renovations.
Glulam was the preferred choice for the first net-zero commercial building in Alberta, meeting stringent building challenges, while providing a beautiful interior look. Nearly all the scraps created during construction were reused at different places in the project.
Glulam figures prominently in the ceiling, beams, columns, decking and benches, creating a natural look befitting of a company that has become part of the Alberta landscape.
Glulam and wood was used to blend the country's first LEED® Canada Platinum building into nature's backdrop.
The second floor features an innovative Glulam beam and concrete composite system that was mechanically engineered into a cohesive structural unit.
Glulam was the natural choice for construction of this vibrant Forestry Centre. Showcasing the large variety of wood products available in Saskatchewan, this was the first LEED® Gold certified building in the province.
Glulam helped mimic nature surrounding this space that includes The Old Crag Cabin, one of Banff's biggest landmarks.
A perfect blend between Glulam and other materials created a totally natural look for this majestic and impressive building.
By utilizing Glulam beams and columns, this project exceeded code requirements for energy and environmental design.
A one-year-old building that was destroyed by a wildfire was given new life. During the rebuild, Glue-laminated panels were used for their fire resiliency.
One of the most complex Glulam projects undertaken in North America, this is a true testament to the flexibility of Glulam as a building material.
Glulam was used both as a major structural element within the main atrium space, as well as within the hospital. Both were firsts in Ontario.
The first animal shelter in Canada to achieve a LEED® certification of any kind. Glulam helped to ensure both humans and animals would feel at home and welcome within the building.
Glulam was the natural choice for this structure, creating a link to, and blending in with, the surrounding landscape.
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This visionary building is on track to be the first community centre to achieve Passive House certification in North America. It will also be Canada's largest Passive House facility to date.
This new temple helps further the community's interest in Po Lam's pursuit of the Buddha's teachings.
This community-oriented, mixed-use development in the West Block is a place where Edmontonians can live, play and work.