Location:                                                                                     Duncan, BC
Completed:                                                                                 2015 and 2017
Building addition and renovations:
Tribes Administration Building:                                          1,235sm (13,283sft)
Lulumexun (Lands & Governance):                                   495sm (5,328sft)
La’lum’utul Smun’eem (Child & Family Services):        897sm (9,655sft)

Cowichan Tribes with over 4000 members has one of the largest memberships of First Nations in British Columbia. Programs and department staffing requirements have outgrown the campus of governmental campus completed in 1995. Formline Architecture has been working with the Tribe since 2013 to expand the campus of buildings to accommodate additional staff needs. Additions and renovations respect the original architectural context of one storey buildings. The budget for construction was modest at an average of $230/sft.

Cowichan Tribes

Design team
Alfred Waugh, Vince Knudsen, Vasko Pavlov

Administration Building and Lulumexun (Lands & Governance)
Structural Engineer: Harold Engineering
Mechanical Engineer: Smith + Andersen
Electrical Engineer: AES
Civil Engineer: Harold Engineering
Envelope Consultant: Harold Engineering
Code Consultant: Camphora Engineering

La’lum’utul Smun’eem (Child & Family Services)
Structural Engineer:Equilibrium Consulting
Mechanical Engineer: AME Consulting Group
Electrical Engineer: AES

Administration Building and Lulumexun (Lands & Governance)
Knappett Projects Inc.

La’lum’utul Smun’eem (Child & Family Services)
Warm Valley Contracting