Prophet River

DNA provided architectural, structural and civil consulting services for this beautiful multiplex facility. The project showcases the versatile use of wood and steel structural systems in the feature atrium spaces, while remaining on budget through use of more conservative systems for the health and administration wings. It features a unique cranked alternating glulam column and beam system, complimented with a discrete circular steel beam and upstand post frame creating the butterfly roof of the atrium space. The exterior canopies where developed with a glulam ribbed post and beam system, the posts being raked back to protect their bases from the snow. The building is split level, achieved with sloping concrete slabs to accommodate wheelchair access. The building looks as good now as the day it was completed, since the client requested very early on to use materials which were robust and with a long life span.