Project of the Month

  • Smart VMC Bus Terminal

    Mass Timber and Sansin Greet Thousands in Transit

    April 2022 —– The Smart VMC Bus Terminal in Vaughan, Ontario, features a sustainable, innovative design that uses wood to offer a warm welcome to passengers. Phase one of the largest redevelopment project in North America, the terminal connects the subway station below with the suburban bus transport, serving thousands of passengers a day. Dubbed … Read more

  • LEED Platinum Library feature

    Award-Winning LEED Platinum Library in U.S. Capital Protected with Sansin

    March 2022 —– The Southwest Library in Washington, DC, recently won the coveted 2021 Wood Design & Building Sansin Award. The light-filled library was designed by Perkins&Will to emphasize the building’s connection to the community and the natural setting of the park it overlooks. The open, airy design is an invitation for the community to … Read more

  • Tsawwassen Youth Center

    Centre to Cultivate Tsawwassen’s Next Generation Protected with Sansin

    February 2022 —– The 12,000-square foot Tsawwassen Youth Centre was developed by the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) as a place for learning, nurturing and preparing the TFN youth to become the next generation of leadership. To ensure the design reflected their needs, TFN involved young people throughout the development process. The proximity to the Salish … Read more

  • POTM February 2022

    Sansin Enhances Durability of Alaskan Yellow Cedar on Outdoor Pavilion

    January 2022 —– A highly anticipated covered outdoor rink at Gore Meadows Community Centre in Brampton, ON, was brought to life with the help of Sansin. The four-season structure is the first of its kind in the city. It hosts community events in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Designed by ZAS Architects … Read more

  • POTM January 2022 feature

    Sansin Protects California’s First Multi-Story, CLT Mass Timber Building

    December 2021 —– NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION A first-of-its kind building in San Francisco is protected with Sansin. Considered a milestone for mass timber in California, the 134,000-square foot triangular 1 De Haro is the first cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure in San Francisco and is also California’s first multi-story mass timber building. The mixed-use commercial … Read more

  • Lake-Samish

    Contemporary Lakeside Estate Upgraded with Sansin

    November 2021 —– NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION This lakeside retreat in Washington state features a modern main house, guest house and barn with rich Western Red Cedar siding and solid sawn Douglas Fir timbers that were hand-selected from British Columbia. Built in 2017, the owners were struggling with the performance of the original protective finish. … Read more

  • Sansin Finishes Contribute to “Good Journey” at Indigenous Centre

    October 2021 —– NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION Created as a warm, welcoming place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike, the Odeyto Indigenous Centre at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario, was inspired by the Anishinaabe word “Odeyto” which means “good journey”. The project conceptualizes this sentiment with the image of a wooden canoe pulling up to … Read more


    Sansin SDF Protects Four-Season Park Structure

    September 2021 —– NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION Designed to encourage year-round enjoyment, the Parc des Saphirs ice rink is located in an urban park on the edge of the Royal Quebec Golf Club in Boischatel, QC. The rink invites community members for skating and hockey in the winter and ball hockey or basketball in the … Read more

  • Sansin Finishes Featured in Nuclear Laboratory Building

    July 2021 —– NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION The Site Entrance Building at the Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario, which is managed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), is one of the first federal government buildings built out of mass timber. Featuring mass timber as a sustainable building material is key in helping reduce the carbon emission … Read more


    First-of-Its-Kind Veterans Center Features Sansin Fire-Retardant Finishes

    June 2021 —– NATURALLY PERFECT® WOOD PROTECTION The National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) at Syracuse University in New York is a one-of-a-kind educational facility that is dedicated to veterans, military families, and the community at large. SHoP Architects created a thoughtful design that artfully accommodates the building’s many uses with meeting areas, classrooms, offices and … Read more