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Architecture of British Columbia

16 December 2009

1996 – Palisades, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: James KM Cheng Architects Inc. Also known as the East Tower, the Palisades was built in 39 weeks, a Canadian building record for size. It has 32 floors and is 100 metres...

16 December 2009

1997 – Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Bing Thom Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan’s distinct, cylindrical shape has become a local landmark. Its silver exterior is clad in pre-weathered zinc...

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2000 – Coal Harbour Community Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Henriquez Partners Architects A recreational centre constructed almost entirely underground, in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet: Coal Harbour emerges from the coast with a large skylight recalling the form of a submarine turret. Coal...

16 December 2009

2001 – Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: nlm architect & Architectura 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,...

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2001 – Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Arthur Erickson & Architectura The eight-storey facility, which holds six rehearsal and performance studios, has a reflective glass design, created by Architectura, in collaboration with architect Arthur Erickson. It incorporates the facade...

16 December 2009

2002 – Escala, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: James KM Cheng Architects Inc. Escala is another good example of Vancouver’s stylish residential high rise towers. At 100m in height and with thirty floors, Escala is similar in scale to another...

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2003 – Dr. Peter Center, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams The building is named after an AIDS afflicted physician Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, who worked with the AIDS stricken people of Vancouver in the early 1990s. The 30,000 sq....

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2003 – Lore Krill Housing Co-op, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Henriquez Partners Architects Originally intended to be housed in the historically significant but derelict Woodward’s building, the Lore Krill Housing Co-op is situated just one block away from the former flagship department...

16 December 2009

2003 – Sk’elep School of Excellence, Kamloops, British Columbia

Architect: Ib G. Hansen Architect Ltd The Sk’elep School of Excellence is located in the dry “desert like” interior region of British Columbia on a very visible and prominent site overlooking the North...

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