BC Gov’t + Service Employees’ Union (Prince George)

Location: Prince George BC

Area: 12,000 ft2 (1,115 m2)

Status: Completed July 2015 under previous firm Studio B Architects

“…this space represents who we are and who we want to be in the community. Open and inclusive, this building allows us to be leaders in our community by providing a space that’s comfortable and beautiful”

-Darryl Walker, Past President

This 3-storey commercial office building functions as a regional office and meeting hub for the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union. Its program consists of office space on the second and third storeys and a large meeting hall with support spaces at grade.

The building’s site is located on the main high street in downtown Prince George. The project is designed to act as an anchor in keeping with newer developments in the immediate area.

It incorporates the surrounding sense of place through its lower scale, vernacular brick and wood materials, and associated colour scheme, while addressing the street in a more public, retail manner. The building was well received by the community, building owner, the surrounding union membership and the City, earning a Project Recognition Certificate for high quality design contributions towards the development of the Prince George community.