FORM Architecture Engineering :: Sleeping Giant Visitor Centre :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Sleeping Giant Visitor Centre :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Sleeping Giant Visitor Centre :: Thunder Bay, Ontario CanadaFORM Architecture Engineering :: Sleeping Giant Visitor Centre :: Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Sleeping Giant Visitor Centre

The 7,000 sf interpretive centre is located at the Lake Marie Louise Campground, inside the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Nestled amongst the trees on a naturally sloping site, extreme care was taken during design and construction to maintain the existing vegetation and landscape. The building materials, design, and exterior landscape together play a role in the interpretive process. The structure of the building is composed of large peeled poplar trees which had been previously harvested on site during the creation of additional visitor camping sites.

Client
Ministry of Natural Resources

Architect & Structural Engineer of Record
Kuch Stephenson Architects, now FORM Architecture Engineering

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
UMA Resource Engineering

Special Consultants
William Little (exhibit design)

General Contractor
Stead & Lindstrom Ltd.

Construction
1992 completed