Prince George Airport Expansion

Prince George, British Colombia

State-of-the-art timber fabrication techniques help combine a rich palette of structural and cladding materials into a highly expressive and finely detailed structure.

The two-phase expansion of the Prince George Airport includes the construction of a domestic departure and arrival lounge, an international arrival lounge complete with customs offices, new security areas and baggage handling facilities for both domestic and international areas. Different structural materials are elegantly combined to achieve a simple yet expressive and elegant structure, with a particular emphasis on detailing. State-of-the-art polyurethane glue glulam, notably pristine for its lack of black glue lines, is finely crafted using 5 axis CNC equipment. The beauty of the premium glulam material is emphasized through the use of discrete stainless steel tight-fit pin connections. The double glazed structural glass air-side façade is supported by sand-cast ductaline castings, shaped and designed in conjunction with the architect.

Client: Prince George Airport Authority
Architect: McFarlane Green Architecture + Design
Budget: $12.6 million
Completed: Phase I 2004, Phase II 2005

2005 Lt Governor of BC, Medal for Excellence, Phase I
2006 Lt Governor of BC, Medal for Excellence, Phase II
2005 WoodWorks Award, Commercial & Institutional, Phase I
2005 The Wood Design Awards - Citation, Phase I and II
2006 WoodWorks Award, Commercial & Institutional, Phase II

2009 RAIC Award of Excellence, Innovation in Architecture (Art), Phase I and II
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