One-of-a-Kind Glulam Catenary Roof Shines at Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre

Surrey, BC

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 project boasts the longest span timber catenary roof built to date at 188 feet. Grandview Heights features a 10-lane, 50m Olympic size competition pool, as well as a 10m diving platform, making the facility well equipped to handle both international events, as well as the everyday needs of a thriving community. Douglas Fir Glulam was chosen as the material of choice for being cost-effective and structurally sound, while maintaining a pleasing aesthetic.

Architect; HCMA Architecture + Design


World Architecture Festival

  • 2016- Sport (Completed Building)

The Institution of Structural Engineers, UK

  • 2016 Supreme Award
  • 2016 Award for Community or Residential Structures

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada - Schreyer Award

National Council of Structural Engineers Associations, USA - 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, BC

  • 2016 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Engineering Excellence
  • 2016 Award of Excellence

Wood WORKS! BC - 2017 Wood Design Award, Engineer

Architizer A+ Awards - 2018 Concepts, Plus- Architecture + Engineering Nominee

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