The Duke

August 2018

Completed in March 2018, The Duke is a LEED Gold-certified rental use project designed under the City of Vancouver Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy.

Located near a busy transit-oriented node in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the 15,263-square metre, 14-storey, mixed-use project includes 201 rental units with ground floor retail housed in a unique building typology that is new to Vancouver.

The design features a soaring, open-air court over which a translucent fabric canopy shields the circulation space from rain. A dramatic vertical slot opens the court to the south to further flood the space with natural daylight. A vibrant, fuchsia-coloured public art piece suspended in the slot imbues the opening with a striking soft pink glow.

recognition

2021
Grands Prix du Design Residential Platinum Award

2020
HAVAN Award for Excellence in Innovative Housing
HAVAN Award for Best Multi-Family Highrise

2019
Architecture Foundation of British Columbia Award
MIBC Masonry Design Award of Merit
Architecture Master Prize Honourable Mention
Architizer A+Awards Residential Mid-Rise Finalist
Sustainable Architecture & Building Green Award

2018
Urban Development Institute Award of Excellence

Taylor Building

October 2014

Completed in 2003, the 2,500 square metre Taylor Building is located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown district. The project is a rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a former heritage warehouse into a mixed-use development with 22-units of market housing above ground floor commercial use.

The residential units are flexible and open to maximize use of natural light from the existing windows. Seismic upgrading is integrated with both a functional and aesthetic purpose. Finishes are held back from existing heavy timber, concrete and masonry components.

recognition

2005

Urban Development Institute Award of Excellence

2004

City of Vancouver Heritage Award

33 W Pender

September 2014

Completed in 2009, 33 West Pender is a 5,700 square metre, 9-storey mixed-use residential development that includes a mix of flats and loft units with retail located at grade. 

Characteristic of heritage buildings located in Victory Square, the Pender Street frontage respects the fine grain of development by dividing the facade into two distinct components of varying width and height that reflect the historic pattern of development. The masonry and glass facade is punctuated with recessed sills, solar shading and coloured glass panels that celebrate and reference the colourful and elaborately painted Millennium Gate and the Silk Road tapestry of the nearby Chinatown neighbourhood.

recognition

2009 Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver