Western Red Cedar – Residential

Western Red Cedar – Residential

Richmond Gate Victoria, BCRichmond Gate Victoria, BC



Richmond Gate Victoria, BC  Richmond Gate Victoria, BC  Richmond Gate Victoria, BC

The exterior wall in this 5524 sq. m. complex is a rain screen ventilated assembly clad in Western Red Cedar. The cedar T & G siding was selected for its long history of durability and as an aesthetic compliment to the adjacent natural landscape and rock outcroppings of Mount Tolmie which is a dramatic presence along one side of the complex. The siding is a tight-joint detail using the milled reverse side of the boards, this produces a less articulated surface and a more refined expression at the same time to the medium density mixed commercial urbanized area one block away on the opposite side of the complex.

Wood Cladding was chosen as it is considered the most environmentally-friendly building material available; a renewable resource, locally available, with low embodied energy and reduced carbon footprint. Cedar in particular is ideal due to its rot resistant properties.

Wood Materials used in the project are:

  • Dimensional Lumber
  • Roof Trusses, TJIs and PSL
  • Plywood shear walls
  • OSB sub-floors
  • Western Red Cedar T & G exterior siding, window sills, trim and casings
  • Cedar timbers
  • Western Red Cedar T & G siding in apartment lobby

Design Team:


D’AMBROSIO architecture + Urbanism
2960 Jutland Road
Victoria BC
Canada V8T 5K2
Phone: 250-384-2400
Email: fdambrosio@fdarc.ca

Structural Engineer:

John Bryson and Partners
Vancouver BC
Phone: 604-685-9533


Homewood Constructors Ltd.
Victoria BC
Phone: 250-475-1130


Richmond Gate Properties Inc.
Victoria BC
Phone: 250-480-9520

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