The Riverway Driving Range and Support Buildings were developed by the City of Burnaby as the first phase in a project developed to enhance the City’s opportunities for outdoor recreation. The complex provides a cluster of unique timber-framed buildings, including a 60-bay, two level driving range, 75-seat coffee shop, 2,700 square foot pro shop and washroom / locker facilities. These facilities are located to function within the constraints of the golf course yet provide a rural village atmosphere focused around the first tee and the driving range. The coffee shop, its terraces and the courtyard overlook the ‘activity’ and provide the opportunity to linger around the fireplace or a quick break between holes.
With golfers responding well to the successful facilities, increasing demands on the Course have resulted in the City of Burnaby requesting that Merrick Architecture design a new and much larger Clubhouse, which is now in construction. The new design references sustainable design principles, and respects the original timber frame aesthetic, while responding to durability and maintenance criteria.