North Vancouver City Library

  • Category
  • Building Type
    Institutional/Commercial
  • Project Value
    $36 Million
  • Size of Building
    - 35,000 sq. ft. library
    - 20,000 sq. ft. public plaza
    - 115 underground parking stalls
  • Contractor
    PCL Constructors
  • Architects
    Diamond and Schmitt and CEI Architects
  • Current Status
    Project completed on schedule and in excess of $2.0 million under budget.

TCPM managed the new civic main branch library for the City of North Vancouver.  This 3-storey, 35,000 sq. ft. facility is the centerpiece of the City’s town centre block 62 re-development.  It is a landmark building in the heart of the City surrounded by a 20,000 sq. ft. public plaza.

Designed by Diamond and Schmitt and CEI Architects, the library features state of the art book handling systems and wireless communications. The project achieved a LEED GOLD Standing including such features as daylight harvesting, geothermal loops and a solar panel roof.

Construction commenced in January 2007 with PCL as construction managers.  Occupancy was achieved in September 2008.  Since opening, this majestic building has achieved the following awards:

  • 2012 National Urban Design Award, Urban Architecture Category, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • 2010 Award of Excellence, Commercial/Institutional Category, City of North Vancouver Advisory Design Panel
  • 2009 British Columbia Library Association “Library of the Year” Merit Building Award for outstanding performance in a building.
  • 2009 BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Earth Award for B.C., recognizing the best “green” facility.
  • 2009 AIBC Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Merit Award.