Moberly Lake, British Columbia
Saulteau First Nation
This transformative project for the Saulteau First Nation consists of the construction of a 2,323m2 community cultural building on federally designated reserve lands in Moberly Lake, BC (near the community of Chetwynd in northeastern British Columbia).
The building will serve as a gathering space for community cultural events, courses, fitness programs
and various other activities. The project utilizes sustainable energy sources and reduces energy
requirements; it also accommodates gender diversity and universal access.
The design for this cultural building is based on a loose, artistic interpretation of the teepee. It includes a
large gathering hall with viewing area, full commercial kitchen, elders’ and members’ lounge, workout room, play room for children and a large educational space.
The scope of the project includes site clearing and preparation on previously deforested land, installation
of biomass heating systems, water and sewer infrastructure, construction of building and surrounding