Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Xthum building

Kwantlen building earns honour

Woven cedar walls and ceilings are just some of the intricate design features which helped Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Xthum building earn recognition at the Interior Designers Institute of B.C.’s annual awards ceremony last Friday.

Architectural firm Public Design was presented a Gold Award for public/institution spaces and best in show for Xthum, which is located at Kwantlen’s Surrey campus.

Xthum means Aboriginal gathering place and the building is a gathering place for Kwantlen students.

Xthum was established in 2010, with a $600,000 investment from the province.

Public Design has already been awarded an innovation award from the Architectural Institute of B.C. and an interior beauty design award from WOOD Works for Xthum.

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