Chilliwack Courthouse

Project Information

Location: Chilliwack, BC

Budget: $5,500,000

Principles Involved:
  • Building Owner: City of Chilliwack, BCBC
  • Contractor: Van Maren Construction
  • Architect: Killick Metz Bowen Rose Architects Planners Inc.

Contact: Eric Dyck (Owners Representative) City of Chilliwack 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 8A4 Phone: 604-793-2739 | Fax: 604-793-2715

Description of Project:
  • Van Maren was selected as the preferred proponent out of 3 submissions to the City of Chilliwack & BCBC
  • 38,000 SF spread out over 2 levels
  • Structural steel & concrete tilt up
  • Landmark Civic Building, built to accommodate future expansion.
  • Courthouse Building, Civic Plaza, Clock Tower
  • Five Courtrooms (2 Supreme, 3 Provincial) includes 1 jury courtroom, one settlement conference room and initial appearances room.
  • Law library with after hours access for the legal profession.
  • 10 secure holding cells, sheriff’s electronic control centre, and secure sallyport area.
  • Security and access: three separate and secure circulation systems for the judiciary, the public and the accused.
Team Members
  • Art Van Maren (VanMar)
  • Eric Van Maren, Secretary (Van Maren Construction)
  • Tom Bowen, Principal (Killick Metz Bowen Rose Architects Planners Inc.)
  • Witmar Abele (KMBR Architects Planners Inc.)