First Nation Long House
- 1985 West Mall
- Larry McFarland Architects Ltd.
- $4.2 million
- Sources of funds:
- Includes $1 million from Jack Bell and $1 million from Bill Bellman
- Building users:
First Nations Law, First Nations Library, First Nations Health Care, N.I.T.E.P., Plant Operations
- Architectural features:
- This low-lying structure was inspired
by the style of the traditional Coast Salish longhouse, which was adopted
out of respect for the Musqueam people who have historically been based
on Point Grey peninsula.
- Construction Type:
- Heavy timber, wood frame
This Centre has 4 major components: a resource centre, the Great Hall, the
Longhouse, and the Spirit Renewal Hall, all of which are intended to serve
the growing numbers of native students at UBC.
The entire structure is sited according to the compass points
north and south, a measure significant to native cosmology
- Fine Arts Pamphlet Files (Vancouver Courier November 9, 1994; Vancouver
Sun May 25, 1993; Vancouver Courier's Neighbourhood News Oct 10, 1990);
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