Fort St. John Civic Building
After completing the Project Definition and Feasibility Study for the Fort St. John RCMP Detachment Expansion/Replacement with Cornerstone Planning Group in 2017, KMBR provided architectural services for the new RCMP Civic Building, located on the same site in northeastern BC.
Construction is currently underway. When complete in early 2022, it will be a 3-storey heavy timber structure and 1-storey detention facility. KMBR is now conducting a feasibility study for the City on what to do with the existing decommissioned building.
The project will meet or exceed all current RCMP Standards. It also intends to meet an exceptional energy performance benchmark – Net Zero by design. Features include: an enhanced envelope, geothermal, solar panel system, and central interconnected space for an enhanced natural daylighting strategy. Using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the consultant team worked with the owner and construction team to provide an innovative, elegant and cost-effective design.
One of the project challenges is the cold climate which limits the construction period. Prefabrication of mass timber panels has reduced on-site construction time and we are seeing rapid progress, even in the dead of winter in Fort St. John.
- Client: City of Fort St. John and Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Location: Fort St. John, BC
- Size: 4,160 sq.m.
- Project Type: New Build
- Project Delivery: Construction Management