Port Theatre Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC • 1998

The 806 seat Port Theatre on Nanaimo’s waterfront was completed in 1998. The project is extremely sophisticated in its complexity of mechanical, electrical and acoustical systems and innovative in its flexibility. The project has received wide recognition and applause and has been illustrated and published internationally. It has been acclaimed for its ‘green’ building initiatives which include the use of durable indigenous materials which have inherent acoustical isolation properties, energy efficient lighting, high performance glazing with an exterior insulated rain screen, and siting to reduce the requirement for mechanical lifting systems. The construction has resulted in an energy efficient structure utilizing local building materials.