OMB are a North Vancouver based architecture firm – the Office of McFarlane Biggar. They generally design a very sleek, stripped down contemporary look, and in the past have been as engaged designing interior spaces as buildings. They picked up a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for a building in Quesnel, and recently parted company with previous partner Michael Green who is now based in Vancouver.
OMB submitted this project in the Burrard Slopes residential neighbourhood just off West Broadway in May 2012. It had only 18 units, and wasn’t a rezoning so it was able to proceed fairly quickly and gain approval at the Development Permit Board meeting. Now it’s back at the Urban Design Panel as the design has evolved somewhat, as the new model shows.
The new version has 20 units, and unusually for condo projects in Vancouver, almost all have three bedrooms.