Bamfield Marine Centre
DeHoog & Kierulf Architects
Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada
Design Assist, Fabrication and Installation
The award-winning scallop-shell roof structure is designed using 12 arched, stressed-skin shells roughly 12 feet wide and up to 50 feet long. The Parallam timber bottom chords of the shell, each laminated into a 110 foot radius, are supported on elliptically shaped façade columns. The 20 foot tall façade complete with shaped timber muntins and custom aluminium castings affords a spectacular unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.
2006 BC Engineer Award
CWC, BC Wood Design Awards