North Vancouver City Library
Project Value$36 Million
Size of Building- 35,000 sq. ft. library
- 20,000 sq. ft. public plaza
- 115 underground parking stalls
ArchitectsDiamond and Schmitt and CEI Architects
Current StatusProject 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.