The David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre

Location: HamiltonCompleted: June 2017

Livingstone first worked with the Latter-day Saints community in the 1980’s when we reformed the steps to the Hamilton temple. In 2015 our relationship continued when Livingstone were successful in our bid in the David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Event Centre, one stage of The Temple View Project.

The David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Event Centre has two distinct areas that are joined by a central courtyard, which encompasses the main entrances into the Stake Centre. The lower level is a two-story building, where the ground floor will house the Stake President, Bishops and Clerks, while the 1st floor has teaching rooms, a nursery, and parent’s rooms.

The construction was formed by a steel framed building on a concrete floor with various exterior finishes, including 423 precast concrete wall panels that are honed with and cast in rectangular patterns to most visible faces. Emperor dark split face natural stone cladding lines the entrance ways and internal courtyard. The 4000m2 large multi-use community building incorporates a chapel, cultural hall, teaching blocks, and administration.

The Cultural Hall incorporates a large central area with basketball and volleyball courts on a strand woven bamboo sprung floor. At the North end of the Cultural Hall, there is a chapel. This chapel makes brilliant use of floor to ceiling windows, allowing the timber furnished area to flood with natural light for the majority of the day. The South end of the Cultural Hall is a multi-purpose area with kitchen, and the West wing encompasses a Relief Society and Young Woman’s room.

The David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Event Centre had a dedicated onsite team to help with the demands of such a high-level project. Our onsite project manager, quantity surveyor, junior quantity surveyor, site manager and site staff, work together to manage the day to day operations of the project, and mitigating risk through working together.

Livingstone have also completed the GRB Building and Kai Hall upgrades, as a further stage in the Temple View Project.


When all is said and done, we do what we say we are going to do - that is to create a project that exceeds your expectations at every turn.