The building of a legacy - the beginning of a traditional timber frame barn on Vancouver Island

The excitement starts to take hold when months of discussion, collaboration, design and engineering all done on paper begin their transformation into a physical building. This year, on Vancouver Island, possibly in all of Canada and maybe even North America the likelihood of another traditional timber framed aisle barn being brought to life, is very small. We'd like to share this rare experience with all who have an interest in barns, timber frames and story behind them.

Heritage Awards for the Bastian Rehabilitation Project

M&L is pleased to announce that on May 18, 2011 the City of Nanaimo and the Nanaimo Community Heritage Commission recognized the Bastion Rehabilitation Project with a 2011 Heritage Building Rehabilitation Award.

Outstanding Achievement Award for Bastion Restoration

M&L is pleased to announce that the Nanaimo Bastion Restoration Project will be receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award to be presented at the Awards Ceremony taking place during the Heritage BC Annual Conference (Sept.30-Oct 1, 2011) in Burnaby, BC.

Award of Honour for the Haida House

M&L is pleased to announce that the rehabilitation of Bill Reid’s Haida House at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC will receive an Award of Honour in recognition for this important contribution to our provincial heritage.

Heritage BC Award for Native Sons Hall

M&L is pleased to announce that the Native Sons Hall Conservation Project has received recognition from Heritage BC for a significant effort in heritage conservation within the province.

A proper dedication, for a proper timber frame

On the evening of June 3rd, 2011 under blue skies and late day sunshine the carpenters and crew of Macdonald & Lawrence, dedicated and passed the care of their timber frame into the hands of the Cowichan Bay Wooden Boat Society. Working with Society members, M&L has held responsibility for the design, creation and raising of the hand cut traditional timber frame which will stand as the new addition to the Cowichan Bay Maritime Museum.

The Bastion Restoration in APEG's Innovation Magazine

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) offer a brief overview of the Bastion project in the May/June issue.

Maritime Centre guilty of being framed

Awestruck. That was the general feeling of the 100 Cowichanians who showed up to Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre’s timber frame dedication ceremony last week.