KPU Wilson School of Design

Education / Mass Timber

Client: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Location: Richmond, BC

Architect: Public Architecture + Communication

The KPU Wilson School of Design features significant use of mass timber beams and columns in an open, interconnected floor space design.  GHL provided fire engineering services to permit the use of mass timber in this 5 storey assembly-use occupancy building.  In addition, we provided fire modelling services to address the utilization of the deep wood beams to serve as the draft stop required around the interconnected floor openings.