Prince George Airport

MGA was commissioned to complete the expansion and renovation of Prince George Airport in three phases. While the brief stemmed from the need to improve security and add international flights, the design demanded innovative and cost effective technical solutions, stretching the modest project budget to give the aging 70’s structure an overhaul.

Interior wood elements such as panelised maple plywood, ‘birch box’ seating and maple benches were adopted (Photo credit: MGA)

(Photo credit: MGA)

The wood structures combine discreet tight-fit stainless steel pin connections with shaped columns and beams crafted using 5 axis CNC equipment. Interior wood elements such as panelised maple plywood, ‘birch box’ seating and maple benches were adopted , creating variety and intimacy within the departures lounge. Douglas fir ceiling planks provide warmth to an otherwise sterile transition space.

(Photo credit: MGA)

Durability, longevity, simplicity, sustainability, detailing and cost were all criteria to develop a simple natural palette for the building. The intensive use of wood helped to satisfy all of the project’s objectives but also created a strong and logical like-mindedness to the region as the forest industry is an important part of the BC economy.

 (Photo credit: MGA)

About the project:

Michael Green, Project Principal

Steve McFarlane, Co-Principal

Project by mcfarlane green architecture + design

Completion: 2006