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Vancouver Buildings : British Columbia Architecture

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Vancouver Architecture

Vancouver Architecture Designs – chronological list

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Vancouver Buildings, BC.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across British Columbia. The focus is on contemporary British Columbia buildings.

We have one page of Vancouver Architecture selections.

Vancouver Architecture Walking Tours, BC, Canada
Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Vancouver is located British Colombia, Canada, in the northwest of North America. Celebrated recent buildings include the Vancouver Convention Centre West by LMN Architects + DA/MCM, Jameson House by Foster + Partners and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD by Saucier + Perrotte / HCMA. All these buildings can be visited on our British Colombia Architecture Tours. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners and Saucier + Perrotte. Also working on designs for the city are BIG and John McAslan + Partners with Merrick Architecture.

Vancouver Building – Latest Designs

Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Sep 6, 2017
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building, east side of downtown
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Wilson Arts Plaza, SE entrance, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver
photo courtesy Emily Carr University

Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building
This 26,700-square-metre (290,000 sf) landmark building anchors the regeneration of an industrial zone and is a catalyst for its redevelopment and connection with the city. To engage the community of this emerging cultural and academic precinct, the campus has an open and accessible design that welcomes the public into the creative processes on display.

29 Apr 2017
Martin’s Lane Winery Kelowna Building

Backcountry Hut in Vancouver

Metamorphous Seawall on the BC Coastline

UYU Ice Cream Shop

Cadence Residence, Vancouver Island

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel – 19 Aug 2016
Design: James K Cheng, architect
Fairmont Hotel
image from architects

A bold reinterpretation of luxury has arrived at Fairmont Pacific Rim –‘The Owner’s Suite Collection.’ Designed for the elite, in-the-know traveller, the new collection of 10 suites are more than a place to stay, they’re a place to be inspired by the city’s DNA with elements of fashion, art and music.

Alberni by Kuma Tower in Vancouver, Alberni and Cardero Street
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates, architects
Alberni by Kuma in Vancouver
image from architects

Alberni by Kuma in Vancouver – 28 Apr 2016
Alberni by Kuma is a 43-storey residential tower at Alberni and Cardero designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for Westbank Projects Corp in Vancouver.

TELUS Garden
Design: Henriquez Partners Architects
Telus Garden Vancouver Building
image from architects
TELUS Garden Building Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery Museum Building
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, architects
Vancouver Art Gallery Museum
image © Herzog & de Meuron

Vancouver Art Gallery Museum Building – 30 Sep 2015

Residence in Southlands
Architect: DIALOG
House in Southlands
photograph : Kristopher Grunert

Residence in Southlands, Vancouver – 23 Aug 2013
This residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A year-round fresh water stream divides the irregularly shaped property as it threads its way below Marine Drive to the south. The lush basin resulting from long-standing environmental forces sets the stage for a dramatic and highly contextual architectural response.

Royal BC Museum Master Plan, Victoria, British Columbia
Design: John McAslan + Partners with Merrick Architecture
Royal BC Museum Building
photo from Royal BC Museum

Royal BC Museum Masterplan – 20 Mar 2013
The Royal BC Museum has appointed the international award‐winning lead architect John McAslan + Partners (London, UK), with local support from Merrick Architecture (Victoria, BC), to create a master plan which will lay the foundation for the renewal of British Columbia’s museum and archives. The master plan is expected to set the framework for a realistic, functional and affordable future development given today’s economic climate.

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD
Design: Saucier + Perrotte / HCMA
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
photo : Marc Cramer

UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences – 19 Oct 2012
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Drug Research and Development is sited on the corner of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, in the Heart of UBC’s campus. The site consists of a 20 240 square metre parcel of land that is located at an important university entry point. With this in mind the building has been designed to act as a gateway to the southeast edge of the campus, engaging the community with a ground floor that will be open, transparent, inviting, and one that will showcase the public function.

Beach and Howe Tower, Vancouver, BC
Architects: BIG
Beach and Howe Tower Vancouver
picture from BIG

Beach and Howe Tower Vancouver – 12 Apr 2012
The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline.

Jameson House
Design: Foster + Partners
Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Vancouver Building – latest design completed – 27 Jan 2012
Jameson House is a new 35-storey mixed-use tower in the heart of Vancouver and includes the first residential development to be completed by the practice in North America – completed at the end of last year, already the building is now almost fully occupied. The project combines the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction: the lower level offices and shops knit with the existing streetscape to reinvigorate the downtown neighbourhood, while the apartments above face dramatic views of the bay and create a new landmark on the skyline.

House 23.2, Surrey
Omer Arbel Office
Surrey House BC
image from architect

Surrey House

Vancouver Architects

Architecture in Vancouver

Major Vancouver Buildings + Projects, alphabetical:

Harvest Green Project – Proposal 1
Romses Architects
Harvest Green Vancouver
image from architect

Harvest Green Vancouver

Sauder School of Business
Acton Ostry Architects
Sauder School of Business Vancouver
picture from architect

Sauder Business School, British Columbia

Vancouver Community Connector
Allied Works Architecture / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Vancouver Community Connector
image from architect

Vancouver Community Connector

Vancouver Convention Centre West
LMN Architects +
DA/MCM
Vancouver Convention Centre
picture : VCCEP

Vancouver Convention Centre West

Linear House, Salt Spring Island
Patkau Architects
Linear House
photograph : James Dow

British Columbia House – added 6 Jun 2011

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, South Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos, British Columbia
Hotson Baker Boniface Haden Architects
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
photo : Nic Lehoux

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

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Canadian Architects

Canadian Architecture

Vancouver Architecture : Further Information on the Convention Centre
Vancouver Convention Centre
photo : Nic Lehoux




CN Tower – Toronto Skyscraper, tallest Canadian building

Vancouver Architecture Competition

Vancouver Viaducts & eastern core, re:CONNECT An Open Ideas Competition

Vancouver Architecture Competition
image from organisers
Montreal Architecture – key buildings + designs

Canadian Buildings – no images

Art Gallery of Alberta, west Canada
Randall Stout Architects
Art Gallery of Alberta Building
photo : Robert Lemermeyer

Art Gallery of Alberta Building

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