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Nisga'a Museum and Cultural Centre

greenville, BC

The Nisga’a Lisims Nation commissioned the design and construction of a 10,000 sq.ft. Museum and Cultural Centre. In addition to the museum floor, the new centre includes a small retail area and multi-purpose meeting spaces. The facility and associated mechanical systems have been designed to withstand the environmental conditions of the area including significant snow accumulation and frequent power interruptions. A back-up power generator was designed by AME to ensure the facility can remain open and accessible. In utilizing packaged heat pump units, AME's design not only consumes less power but also heats the museum evenly. Low-flow plumbing in the facility saves additional revenue on utility costs and high efficiency electric water heaters ensure energy consumption will be much lower compared to using natural gas.To maintain adequate water pressure for fire safety, a fire pump assembly for boosting sprinkler line pressure was implemented for the facility. Since humidity is also a major factor for the Museum and its artefacts, AME designed a space humidification control system that provides appropriate ventilation to the conditioned space and effectively acclimate\izes during seasonal changes in temperature and air quality.

Architect: Hillel Architecture

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