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Award for the North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre

The view from the NSCU ELC

In December we received the news that McFarland Marceau Architects Inc. is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the 2011 Canadian Architect Awards for the design of the North Shore Credit Union Environmental Learning Centre currently under construction at Brackendale, near Squamish, BC.

Canadian Architect’s annual awards are given for architectural design excellence. In making their winning selection, the jurors considered response to the program, site, geographical and social context, and evaluated physical organization, structure, materials, and environmental features.

We asked McFarland Marceau Architects Inc. to design a building that responded to the ecology of the site, including the cycles of the river, the eagles and the salmon, as well as the rainforest setting.  We’re very pleased with what they’ve designed, and clearly a jury of their peers agrees!

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