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The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford

Project Overview

The Reach Gallery Museum was one of three major capital projects awarded to PCL by the City of Abbotsford under a design-build contract. The other two — the Abbotsford Community Recreation Centre and the Entertainment & Sports Centre — add to the entertainment and cultural aspects of this vibrant community.

A 20,000-square-foot facility, the museum provides dynamic exhibitions and interactive events telling the Abbotsford community story. The interior space was designed to be open and flexible, featuring a natural polished concrete floor and an open-concept painted ceiling. An innovative design element incorporated a unistrut support system to allow track lighting and exhibit spaces to be custom arranged for each unique exhibit.

Maintaining energy efficiency while providing a stable controlled environment was a priority for the client. In response, the PCL team installed an open loop geothermal radiant heat system with below-grade ducts to supply low-velocity air displacement ventilation. Low-flow plumbing fixtures and light sensors were also used throughout the facility to improve operating efficiency.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
MHPM Project Managers Inc.
PROJECT LOCATION:
Abbotsford, BC
PCL OFFICE:
Vancouver – Buildings & Civil Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKET:
Sports and Entertainment
DELIVERY METHOD:
Design-Build