CAYOOSE CREEK
COMMUNITY CENTRE

Lillooet, British Columbia

"Smoke of Air and Fire of Earth,
Cleanse and Bless Home and Hearth."
      
    ~ Old Proverb

ECO
COMMUNITY
PLANNING

IN CONTEXT WITH
LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD

LOGS & TIMBER
FROM OWN WOOD LOT

ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN

GREEN
ARCHITECTURE

BROADWAY ARCHITECTS

Rob Sieniuc + Associates

CAYOOSE CREEK CENTRE (Sage)

Final Sage colour 2 120 65Lillooet, BC,  2019-21  (Pre-Tender Phase)

"Smoke of Air and Fire of Earth,
Cleanse and Bless Home and Hearth."
                    ~  Ancient Saying

OVERVIEW
The Cayoose Creek Community Services Administration Building Expansion has been designed as a site-responsive, energy-efficient, green building utilizing a similar architectural aesthetic as the existing community services facility. This includes a double sloped roof, gable entries, protected walkway canopies, and 2x6 wood framing in conjunction with timber and log construction detailing. The proposed spruce logs adorning the front gables, trellises, and perimeter walkways are to be locally sourced from the Cayoose Creek Indian Band’s own woodlot. It is envisioned that local artists and craftsman would contribute to the overall detailing of the building and site landscaping.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Some of the basic guiding principles followed in the development of the Schematic Conceptual Design for the new expansion facility include:
• Sustainability – to have a low impact on the environment
• Community – to be in context with the existing building, local community and mountain setting
• Health – to be healthy for local Cayoose Creek citizens, staff, and visitors
• Energy Efficiency – to be energy efficient
• Resource Efficiency – to use quality, longlasting building materials
• Cost Efficiency – to be affordable to construct and maintain
• Small Footprint – to be a compact, efficient development

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Sustainability is a key guiding principle for this development. It integrates planning, architecture and environmental design through such measures as:
• Efficient use of land, resources, water
• Applying the best principles of thermal efficiency - super insulated walls and roof
• Planning and siting building to take advantage of solar gain, future PVC panels on the roof and
  geoexchange tie-ins, as well as summer outdoor use
• Using non toxic, healthy building materials
• Taking advantage of day lighting
• Maximizing use of local resources, materials
• Creating a project that makes a positive statement about environmental stewardship

FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM
The Community Hall and Administration Building is intended to serve as a major hub for the Cayoose Creek community. The facility will accommodate a variety of activities such as large gatherings,  cultural, social, and meeting events, presentations, weddings and memorials. The proposed building accommodates several distinct and interrrelated functions, which include:

Main Floor (Hall Function)
• Open Lobby, Community Kitchen
• Community Gathering Hall
• Support services including: washrooms, janitor room, storage, utility services

Lower Floor (Office Function)
• Reception, Private and Open Offices
• Meeting Room, Lounge, Kitchen
• Support services including: washrooms, janitor room, storage, utility services, elevator, mechanical
  and electrical services rooms
• Private and separate Elders Lounge or alternate use