KPU Wilson School of DesignEducation / 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.