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Mixed-Use Passive Building

Project Completion: Summer 2020

547 George Street is a mixed-use urban infill development including retail, commercial office space, residential suites, and a shared rooftop terrace gathering place / event venue in downtown Prince George. The project is located on the historic main street of Prince George, and consists of two urban infill lots (525 and 547 George Street).

City Of Prince George - Bob Harkins Library Entrance

Project Completion: Summer 2020

This project provided a long overdue main entrance for the Bob Harkins Public Library. CTAN facilitated a design charrette with key library
stakeholders early on in the process to provide insight in determining the best entrance location, as well as the key driving factors desired in a new entrance. The new addition includes a Canada Games Plaza entrance lobby as well as a parkade entrance lobby, and a grand feature stair draws patrons into the library from both entrances. 

The Best Western Plus Hotel

Project Completion: December 2019

The Best Western Prince George is a 118 suite hotel located in the Westgate area of the city. The hotel includes an indoor swimming pool with a water slide, whirlpool, and an outdoor pool patio and sauna. A fitness centre mezzanine on the second floor overlooks the swimming pool and patio areas. The building also houses a beauty spa, media centre, business centre, meeting rooms + banquet hall, breakfast area, a winter garden, and a café / bar.

Masich Stadium Upgrades

Project Completion: 2020

Masich Place has transformed into a first class hub for sporting events in Prince George. The beautiful new turf and amenities as well as upgraded equipment and accessibility make it a wonderful place to watch local sporting events in our community! We are thrilled to be a part of this project with the City of Prince George. This project included new accessible areas and ramps, insulated score booth improvements, a new media viewing platform, concession window, interior upgrades, new washroom facilities, and upgraded change room finishes.

YMCA of Northern BC

We designed the new YMCA Open Office and meeting room with a modern, clean look that bring natural materials into a space without natural light. The new child minding space on the lower floor is open, bright and connected to an outdoor play area which is a huge improvement for the YMCA. We hope the spaces are enjoyable to inhabit and inspiring with integrated YMCA colours and branding.

Birchwood Veterinary Clinic

Project Completion: August 2021

The 1745 Victoria Street project is a transformation of a gas station/repair garage originally constructed in 1969 (with more recent use as an automotive leasing dealership). The existing building was modified to house two commercial retail units – the south unit was for a tattoo studio tenancy, and the north unit was for the Birchwood Veterinary Clinic. 

District Energy Plant

Project Completion: November 2012

Plant and offices located in downtown Prince George. The project is the hub of the distribution system which pumps heated water from Lakeland Mills to various municipal and private buildings in the downtown core. The plant also houses gas boilers which can supply additional heat if required at times of peak demand.

Polaris Montessori Elementary Addition

Project Completion: 2020

The project included extensive renovations to the entrance and administration areas including classrooms, Library and washrooms. A new classroom addition together with a garden area was designed to reflect the Montessori philosophy. A major overhaul of the mechanical system as well as substantial asbestos remediation was undertaken. The Library and staff area was reconfigured in conjunction with a new children’s pet area. The most striking feature of the expanded entrance is the glazed atrium which now allows daylight deep into the school.

Hopkins Road Apartment Building

Project Completion: 2020

This 55-unit apartment building comprises a sleek mix of traditional and modern design elements. Lofted living spaces on the fourth floor provide a generous ceiling height and articulated exterior. More than 50% of the units are adaptable to accommodate future accessibility requirements.

Johnston Meier Building

Project Completion: 2020

The building consists of 6,000 sq. ft. of lower floor office space and 6 units of residential on the second floor. The development introduced mixed-use building design to the downtown core and is the first new building in more than 30 years to be constructed in the downtown area. This building is situated at the corner of St. Laurent and Reid Street.

New Office Building for R.G. McLeod Developments Inc.

Project Completion: November 2012

This 21,000 sq. ft. new office building is designed to Step 3 of the BC Energy Code. CTAN was engaged to design the building shell working closely with the interior designer of the tenant space. It is a two-storey building designed to accommodate a future third floor.


Project Completion: 2020

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The Foundry

Project Completion: Summer 2017

The Foundry is a welcoming youth centre in the heart of Prince George operated by the YMCA of Northern BC. The design ensured natural lighting, local materials, and a calm welcoming space for youth aged 12-24 to receive wellness resources, services and support. This project was a rewarding experience and an opportunity for design to make a difference in our community.