Western Red Cedar – Non-Residential
Loon Lake Lodge, Maple Ridge, BC
The Walter C. Koerner Forestry Center is the latest addition to the Loon Lake Research and Education Center within UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. It is the first building at Loon Lake that offers full retreat services including accommodations. Meeting spaces, as well as a full-serve dining lounge.
The planed western red cedar ceiling boards carry through as exterior cedar soffits with a smooth-cut finish that matches the interior yellow cedar wainscoting. The rustic characteristics of the rough-sawn western red cedar board and batten siding, windows trims and fascia will naturally gray with time to blend in with the forest setting.
The architect’s intent was to emphasize the use of wood products to the greatest degree practical, and the building consequently displays a number of native wood species in many different applications, from the massive cedar log columns to the yellow cedar wainscoting and trims.
All of the wood structure, exterior cladding and interior finishes used to build the lodge were grown, harvested, and milled in the University of British Columbia Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in the true spirit of sustainability.
Wood Materials used in the project are:
- Western red cedar logs
- Yellow cedar wainscoting, baseboards and door casings
- Western red cedar decking, ceiling finish, exterior siding, fascia and trim
- Douglas fir beams, stair stringers and treads, guard rails and roof joists
- Hemlock and fir wall studs
- S4S Douglas fir door frames
- D-fir Plywood wall and floor sheathing
- Birch veneer Plywood for doors and casework
KMBR Architects Planners Inc.
1788 West 8th Avenue
Fast and Epp Structural Engineers
VANMAR Constructors Inc.
University of BC
Malcolm Knapp Research Forest