Quest University Canada – Recreation Centre

Squamish, BC

Architects: Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects (Andrew Larigakis role was as Project Architect for HBBH. He was  involved from the early design phase through to completion of construction).

Completed 2007


Quest gymnasium designed to NCAA standards for basketball
Gym. Photo – A. Larigakis


Quest University is the first private, non-profit and  non-secular liberal arts and sciences university in Canada. Included in the design of the four main campus buildings was the 28,000 square foot Recreation Centre. This building houses a gymnasium, fitness room, squash courts, and a caretaker’s suite. The large gym is designed to NCAA competition standards for collegiate basketball. Special attention was paid to the lighting; the white ceiling and non-directional lights minimizes contrast and glare when looking up while providing ample light to the space. (For Quest University post:


Fitness Room
Fitness Room. Photo – A. Larigakis
Exterior view of gym
Gym exterior. Photo – A. Larigakis