Creating an inspiring space with a vaulted ceiling, incorporated a natural look that preserved the culture, and history of the Chawathil First Nation. Additionally, the space needed to be functional to serve the multiple needs of the First Nation while keeping maintenance and operational expenses to a minimum.
The multicultural center provides a gathering place for the Chawathil First Nation community at different times throughout the year, while serving as an office for some of the staff. Metric Modular designed an open feel to the room, with rising ceilings towards 9 vertical windows facing north, exposed beams and LED lighting. Our approach was to ensure that the Chawathil First Nation got a building that will be a statement of their community for years to come.