The first LEED™ Platinum certified building in Canada.

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The first LEED™ Platinum certified building in Canada.

Postby derekl » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:45 pm

The Operations Centre for the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.

http://www.archiplanet.org/wiki/Gulf_Is ... ons_Centre
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Postby Kevin » Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:32 pm

Oh, Canada, go, Canada! Nice photography, Derek!

It looks like a very interesting building. I should try to get up an take a look the next time my dog drags me up to Seattle.

How did you get interested in it?
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Gulf Islands Operations Centre

Postby derekl » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:33 pm

I photographed it for the architects.

There are more images of their web site:
http://www.mcfarlandarchitects.com/gulf ... page1.html
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Postby derekl » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:10 pm

Kevin,

Thank you for the compliments.

When the architects described the building to me I was immediately interested in photographing it. The modern design with strong internal wood structure, the natural light enhanced with the clerestory windows, the waterfront site - I was very pleased to have the commission.

I knew it was up for LEED, then we heard that it has been accredited Platinum, and the first in Canada.

Excellent place to visit, especially if you also have time to visit the nearby Gulf Islands National Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/gulf/index_E.asp).
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