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Design team behind Tsleil-Waututh Nation's admin building receives industry award

Work on administration and health centre completed in 2019
Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s innovative administration and health centre is located on Alder Court in North Vancouver.
The design team behind Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s administration and health centre has been recognized by their industry peers for innovation in structural and architectural wood use in completing the almost 30,000-square-foot project.

Vancouver-based Lubor Trubka Associates Architects took home the Institutional Wood Design award for a large building as part of the Canadian Wood Council’s Wood WORKS! BC program, held virtually on July 14.

The building, completed in 2019 at 3178 Alder Court in North Vancouver, uses mass timber and traditional materials such as Douglas firs and red cedars to showcase the nation’s cultural heritage.

The building itself is a hub for the nation’s administration and governance, as well as its health and social services.

More than 50 projects in nine categories were nominated across B.C. for the awards this year, according to a news release.

Design and building professionals joined the virtual event, including architects, structural engineers, members of project teams, local government, and more, according to the release.

North Vancouver-based dk Architecture also won an Institutional Wood Design award for a small building for its work on the Skeetchestn Health Centre in Savona, B.C.

In late 2020, Tsleil-Waututh Nation unveiled Metro Vancouver’s biggest solar power project, a ground-mounted system containing 341 panels adjacent to the administration building.