Designed by nlm architect and Architectura Planning Architecture Interiors, for the City of Vancouver and CAG, the library and administration area are located upstairs while the reception desk, a reading room, prep space, and storage for the gallery’s collection of 3,000 works are tucked around two ground floor galleries–one is a double-height space and the other has storefront glazing on the south east corner connecting it to the street. A series of window vitrines display ever-changing sidewalk-oriented artwork to further cement this connection. The windows are a play on the renovated storefront of so many contemporary art galleries. The space has earned a Lieutenant-Governor’s medal and an AIBC Award.
Photograph Courtesy and Copyright of Derek Lepper – dereklepper.com