Westbank First Nation Administration

wfna1 wfna2 wfna3 wfna5

Meiklejohn Architects designed this renovation to the Lindley Building of the Westbank First Nation Band Administration offices. The renovations were completed in 2012 by WIBCO construction, a First Nations construction company based in West Kelowna. Sustainable materials used in this project include beetle-kill wood ceiling panels, solid-wood flooring, linoleum, high-recycle-content ceiling tiles, low-VOC paints and extensive interior glazing.

The design concept fuses traditional First Nations design motifs with clean, modern lines. A traditional grass weaving pattern borrowed from the WFN museum collection was the inspiration for an intricate cut-and-seamed linoleum floor in the staff room was inspired by a traditional grass weaving. WFN logos, motifs and cultural references are located throughout the interior, and there are special niches and art walls for the display of significant art pieces.