The Main


The Main is a six-storey, 141,000 SF concrete and wood-frame mixed-use development with commercial units on the ground level and five stories of residential units above. It includes 110 residences, two levels of above-grade parking, a private garden for residents on the third floor, and a green sedum roof. The building is also equipped with a pet and bike wash zone, as well as secure bike storage. The development, which is located in the heart of downtown Squamish, presents residents with views of the expansive Squamish river valley.

The exterior cladding draws on the city's rich history as an industry and resource town by utilizing raw steel and siding made from rough-sawn timber, clear cedar, and aluminum. The building also features a colourful mural inspired by the adjacent mountains. The wood framing was prefabricated off site, saving valuable time and resources during construction.

Client: Gravitas Partners
Architect: AKA architecture + design
Construction Method: Wood-Frame, Concrete
Scope: New Build
Size: 141,000 SF
Building Height: Low-Mid Rise
Completion Status: Completed
Year Completed: 2020
Location: Sea to Sky & Whistler