Terrace, British Columbia
Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat Student Building at Coast Mountain College in Terrace, BC integrates light wood framed modular housing units with a site-built, mass timber central atrium. The new culturally supportive building exceeds goals for durability and energy efficiency. Morrison Hershfield’s extensive energy modeling and airtightness testing resulted in a high-performing building envelope that exceeds BC Energy Step Code 4 energy requirements in a Northern coastal climate and contributes significantly to the residence being net-zero ready. The time invested on low air leakage, thermal breaks, and the mass timber structurally integrated panels, as well as the cultural reflection in the project’s design, hit all the right points for the jurors.
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View more about this project in Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.