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Designing the First Nations Health Authority Metro Vancouver Office: DIALOG’s Katherine Gerson and Ryan McClanaghan Join Panel at the Facades+ Symposium

May 2, 2024

Join DIALOG Associates and Architects Katherine Gerson and Ryan McClanaghan, and First Nations Health Authority Vice President Greg Shea, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, for a panel discussion titled ‘Indigenous Envelopes: First Nations Health Authority’ at The Architect’s Newspaper Facades+ Symposium in Vancouver.

Event Details

Date:                                  Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Time:                                  9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT
Location:                           The Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver, BC
Fee:                                    General Admission: $199USD | Students: $25USD

Click HERE to register for the event.

Indigenous Envelopes: First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

DIALOG has used mass timber and the vernacular building practices of the First Nations people to design an office building for the First Nations Health Authority in North Vancouver. More specifically, the six-story structure emulates the plank houses of the Coast Salish people. Project architects Katherine Gerson and Ryan McClanaghan, along with FNHA VP Greg Shea will present the building’s post-and-beam timber structure, the implementation of fire protection requirements, and the prefabrication process.

About Facades+

The premier conference for high-performance building enclosures brings the AEC community together to discuss all things facades – from technical innovations, new materials, and designs that push the envelope. The conference is designed to inspire industry professionals through presentations and discussions by world-class architects and engineers.