Wood is the main material used for the building's structure and decoration, including wooden columns, beams, etc. The two contrasting shades of the exterior cladding show the double occupancy of the building The offices occupied by the Cree government are covered with a darker wood and that of the marine region of Eeyou with a lighter facing.
The glulam structure made of pine provides a warm finishing material, is an integral part of the interior design and is visible even from outside the building. Walnut siding was used to clad the interior walls. A panoply of maple doors warm and soften the contrasting glass and metal interior finishes, as well as frame the connection to the buildings’ natural surroundings. The use of wood delineates the occupancies of the building and acknowledges the client’s cultural connection to nature.