Semiahmoo Library & RCMP Facility

This 30,000 sf, uniquely dual-purpose facility was developed by the City of Surrey through a design-build competition. MCMP, in collaboration with Darrell J Epp Architect Ltd and Norson Construction, produced a winning design that combined cost-effectiveness, green building design, functional efficiency for two distinctively different purposes, and an aesthetic form that expresses the strength of purpose, openness, and community pride.  
The RCMP office occupies the main floor of the building and the Library occupies the building’s spacious, double-height upper floor mezzanine which opens out to the fully glazed wall at the front of the building with access to an outdoor deck above the entrance. The design provides an abundance of natural light, impressive energy efficiency, and exceptional air quality. Cost-effective, durable, local materials with a preference for low-emissions (paints, adhesives, sealants, carpets, etc) were used throughout, appropriate for a community resource. LEED Silver Certification.

Location: Surrey
Size: 30,000 sf
Client: City of Surrey