Poirier Sport Complex

City of Coquitlam
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

The multiple award-winning redevelopment of the Poirier Sport Complex required fitting in new arenas, a curling rink, and sports hall of fame within a tight site, where existing buildings needed to remain in operation during construction. Despite these complex challenges, the project was completed several million dollars under budget and more than a year ahead of schedule.

The design charrette process required consensus from more than 17 user groups. Because the project was faced with a significant cost overrun on the preceding pool project, a significant milestone was CEI's presentation to Coquitlam City Council, which not only allowed the project to avoid cancellation, but also to ensure its budget increased dramatically in order to meet stakeholder needs.

The new Poirier Sport Complex includes a new recreational NHL-sized hockey rink, six-sheet curling rink with three practice sheets, dressing rooms, a new complex entrance and lobby, food and beverage amenities, multi-use rooms, user group office space, and other support spaces. The existing main arena was expanded to 1,800 seats, with associated seismic upgrades.

  • Sustainable Features: Heat Island Reduction Strategies, Light Pollution Reduction, Low-Emitting Materials, Recycled-content Materials
  • Type of Construction: Addition, New Construction
  • Size: 140,000 SF (13,006 SM)
  • Professional Services: Architecture, Design, Interior Design, Programming
  • Project Components: Atrium/Lobby, Concession/Food Service, Curling Rink, Ice Arena, Locker Room, Multipurpose Space, Office Space
  • Project Type: Community Center, Sports Arena
  • Related Projects: Architecture, Sport & Recreation