Architect announced for new Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library

14 March 2022

Richmond’s newest community facility is one-step closer to completion with the appointment of an architectural firm and construction manager.

The Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library, another key part of the City’s commitment to sustaining a vibrant and active community, received the green light from Council in 2021 and has already undergone public consultation and review.

HDR Architecture Associates Inc. (HDR) will take on designing the 60,350 square foot three-storey facility that will include two gymnasiums, a fitness centre, library and study areas, as well as several multipurpose rooms for community use. HDR is an award winning architectural firm and completed the initial concept design for the facility in July 2021.

Scott Construction Group, a local firm with experience in the City of Richmond, will lead construction of the new Community Centre and Branch Library. Scott has previously delivered several local projects including the Steveston Tram Building project.

Located in Steveston Community Park near the existing location, the new Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library will serve the health, wellness and library service needs of the community for years to come. Its location will also ensure connectivity to other existing amenities nearby such as the Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre and Steveston Outdoor Pool.

Completion of the centre is expected by 2026. Information on the existing and new Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library can be found at: