Joyce Dunn Theatre, Chase, BC
Joyce Dunn Theatre, Chase BC
Joyce Dunn Theatre
Joyce Dunn Theatre, framing
timber framing
timber framing detail
first nations influence timber frame

Joyce Dunn Community Theatre

The Village of Chase, B.C., wanted to erect an outdoor performance space in time for the community’s 100th anniversary celebration. Though they could foresee many uses for the space, the planners were open to Daizen’s recommendation on design and structure. This public space was featured along with other Spirit Squares in a television spot promoting British Columbia, as “the best place on Earth.”


First Nations influence.

Working with sound.

Multiple uses.


Chase, BC




7,000 board feet


Timber—select structural coastal Douglas fir, radio frequency kiln dried, avg. moisture content 14%. Log—interior dead standing Douglas fir.