When this historic dam was decommissioned, we worked with BC Hydro to reimagine it as a state-of-the-art museum and education centre.
The Stave Falls Dam and Generating Station was originally built in three phases, between 1912 and 1923. It was once British Columbia’s primary source of power and is now a National Historic Site. In 1995, the dam was decommissioned, and BC Hydro approached Ratio to consult on the facility’s restoration and transformation into a museum and education centre.
Our work focused on adaptive reuse and heritage restoration. Working with our clients, we designed the new visitor centre to preserve an important part of the province’s history to share with visitors.