Architect
Mackin Tanaka Architecture
General Contractor
Converge
Base Building Engineer
Ennova
Our Service
Engineer-Build of DLT Structure
Area
25,000 sqft (DLT)
Location
Tsawwassen, BC
Completion
2020

Tsawwassen First Nation Community Youth Center

Architect
Mackin Tanaka Architecture
General Contractor
Converge
Base Building Engineer
Ennova
Our Service
Engineer-Build of DLT Structure
Area
25,000 sqft (DLT)
Location
Tsawwassen, BC
Completion
2020

Overview

The Tsawwassen Youth Center, developed by the Tsawwassen First Nation, is a 2-storey 12,000 sqft building utilizing logs, steel, wood-frame and DLT components. It is a complex hybrid structure and the first in North America to use DLT walls as a significant structural component of the lateral force-resisting system despite the many large openings. We collaborated closely with the architect and base building engineer to carefully detail the interfaces and transfer of forces between the various elements while ensuring that the DLT remains exposed on the interior wall faces and the soffits of the floor and roof panels. The second floor contains a special feature, namely our Acoustic DowelLam DLT which provides sound absorption to the space below. The site installation procedure is also quite complicated, with intensive coordination between the GC and log/steel trades, requiring multiple mobilizations. The project is well underway, DLT panels are being installed and we anticipate completion later this summer.