Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre

Whistler, BC

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.

The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) was built to share cultural knowledge to inspire understanding and respect among all. The building was designed to envoke the longhouses of the Squamish people and the Istken of the Lil'wat people with a modern architectural application. The Cultural Centre embodies the spirit of the partnership between the Squamish and Lil'wat people, wishing to preserve, grow and share traditional cultures with all.

The use of Glulam columns paired together were in place of a traditional posts. This creates an efficient use of materials that resonates with both the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation's belief they are stewards of the lands. The wood used was locally sourced and fabricated regionally to capitalize on the sustainable properties of the material. The use of wood echoes the First Peoples’ connection to the land and spirits.

Architect : Alfred Waugh Architect

This project was LEED® Certified.

Awards:            

⦁ Canadian Wood Council Award - Western Red Cedar 2008

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