Kwantlen Polytechnic University Wilson School of Design

Utilizing heavy timber structural system, the Wilson School of Design is highly sustainable and energy-efficient, reducing the overall energy use of the KPU campus portfolio while increasing square footage. Morrison Hershfield provided building envelope consulting. (Richmond, BC)


Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre

This world-class, award-winning aquatic center sports an innovative timber roof, internationally known as the longest span of its type. Morrison Hershfield provided building envelope consulting. (Surrey, BC)


Van Dusen Gardens Visitor Centre

Living Petal-certified, this project features vaulted ceiling and roofs constructed with prefabricated wood-glue laminated beams, with sloping living green roofs on the exterior. Morrison Hershfield provided building envelope consulting. (Vancouver, BC)


Richmond Olympic Oval

Guided by a tight construction schedule to meet the needs of the 2010 Winter Olympics, this multi-sports center features heavy timber as the primary roof structure. Morrison Hershfield provided building envelope consulting. (Richmond, BC)


Mass Timber Structure

Mass Timber has many attractive benefits, including being highly sustainable and an increased speed to market. As with all materials, there are also considerations that should be deliberated early in design in order to deliver a successful project.

Morrison Hershfield can help your team start your Mass Timber project off on the right path. Through an initial feasibility study, we meet your team to analyze the project goals, define methods and materials to help achieve those targets, and discuss timing, as critical decisions must be made early.

Procurement of building materials is a key component for Mass Timber projects. With knowledge of the Mass Timber market, suppliers, procurement, pre-fabrication and manufacturing process, we help identify qualified suppliers, provide equivalency analysis, and assist with construction installation sequencing to optimize the project schedule.

With a holistic approach, our team integrates our expertise in Building Envelope, Façade Engineering, Passive House, and Energy Modeling to meet your Mass Timber project’s performance goals.


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