a|k|a architecture + design inc




Squamish, BC

27,000 sq.ft.


Wood is a key design element featured at the Cornerstone office building located in downtown Squamish, BC. The building's prominent corner location called for a distinctive design to enliven the public realm.


Wood structural and accent features are used compositionally in warm contrast to the main construction materials of concrete, steel and glass. The stunning wood roof cantilevers dramatically beyond the face of the building establishing a unique and engaging presence on the street.


On the exterior, large vertical expanses of clear western red cedar siding create a balanced counterpoint to exposed concrete walls. Cedar is also used as horizontal slats overlaying the concrete and provides a refined textured appearance at the street level.