Ikea House by The Backcountry Hut Company

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Founder
Wilson Edgar
Architect
Michael Leckie
Manufacture partner
Cyrill Werlen
Design Team
Michael Leckie (Architect AIBC, MRAIC, M.Arch, B.Sc, LEED AP), Ryan Nelson (Intern Architect AIBC, M.Arch, BEDS, BFA), Emily Dovbniak (Architect OAA, M.Arch, B.Sc. (Arch.), Symon Tiansay, Irena Jenei, Elaine Tat, Oskar Geyti

Wilson Edgar, Michael Leckie, Cyrill Werlen. The Backcountry Hut Company

The Backcountry Hut Company started in 2015 as an idea for a simple, recreational structure that could be easily installed in a remote location — something that most backcountry enthusiasts romanticize over.

After working with the outdoor community in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, founder Wilson Edgar was inspired to collaborate with Michael Leckie, Principal Architect of Leckie Studio, on a design for a prefabricated shelter that wasn’t limited to being extremely rudimentary. Working together on the modular design of the Backcountry Hut, the team reached out to Cyrill Werlen, a master builder from Saas-Fe, Switzerland with an appreciation for quality and the concept of self-assembly. 

Wilson Edgar is the President of the British Columbia Mountaineering Club. Wilson crafts the Backcountry Hut Company as a response to the demand for exceptionally designed shelters. He developed the initial concept for the Backcountry Hut and, believing in working with the best people, Wilson has since been collaborating with Michael Leckie to develop the company’s vision.

Michael Leckie is a registered Architect in the province of British Columbia, and Principal at Leckie Studio. His work experience includes modernist single family and multi-family homes, heritage and industrial rehabilitations / conversions, as well large-scale institutional projects.

Cyrill Werlen brings a deep knowledge of woodworking comes from a diverse immersion in the industry and his project management experience in Switzerland.
 

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