The Island School of Building Arts was established in 1997 as a training provider for the log and timber frame construction industry, and we’ve never missed a day! Our primary focus is housing, teaching traditional, structural, big wood and stone joinery. ISBA supports local Housing Initiatives through donations of project buildings. We are involved in Housing and Educational initiatives with Aboriginal First Nations throughout Canada with site-delivered courses. Our Instructors are master shop Teachers, industry Specialists, indentured Tradesmen, experienced Professionals capable and Approved. Hundreds of competent ISBA graduates have passed our gates. We have an unblemished safety record.
ISBA campus is a six-acre craftsman village of traditional Log and Timber and Stone house, surrounded by a log Piece-sur-Piece walled fortress (Fort ISBA). We believe environment stimulates learning. We welcome a wide range of ISBA students from all over the world, all passionate for building with wood and stone. ISBA is part of a larger island community of schools, medical, shops and businesses, artists and artisans, enlightened philosophers, thinkers and doers, poets and musicians, activists and enthusiasts, with all the prerequisite cafes serving coffee and wifi, restaurante au couture, pubs, and speakeasies.
Our 2020 course offerings include the following:
ISLAND SCHOOL OF BUILDING ARTS
3199 Coast Road
Gabriola Island, British Columbia
p: (250) 247-8922 f: (250) 325-8978