Monthly Archives: October 2016

1335 Howe Street

Today the Quality Inn Downtown, on Howe Street, is a 7-storey mid block building. It started life as the somewhat smaller Villa Hotel, and is currently temporary non-market housing, but it’ll be replaced with something altogether larger. In 2013 Ramsay … Continue reading

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1280 Burrard Street

The Burrard Place condo and office project received a rezoning in 2013, and the first tower is now under construction. The developers said some time ago that the next phase would be the office, car dealer and retail building proposed … Continue reading

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Quebec and 2nd Avenue

Here’s a proposal that we hadn’t envisaged: MEC will be moving from West Broadway to a new 3-storey building in Southeast False Creek. Designed by Proscenium Architecture, who also designed the new MEC headquarters, it will have a 45,000 sq … Continue reading

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801 Pacific Street

This seven storey cultural building is proposed for the vacant site where Tony Roma’s restaurant used to stand. It would have Studio/Office/Design Space on upper floors over Rehearsal and Gallery spaces. The design is a simple series of metal and translucent panels, … Continue reading

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InGastown – 150 East Cordova

Here’s a recently completed development on a narrow site in the Downtown Eastside. Christopher Bozyk Architects designed this 9-storey 60 unit project for a fifty feet wide lot next door to Stan Douglas’s artists studio (that was built in about 2007). We … Continue reading

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2005 Quebec Street

The latest industrial/office building proposed for the Mount Pleasant area is an increasingly familiar revisit of an existing design. MGBA designed two matching buildings  already developed on 7th Avenue, and have refined those designs in this project for a three … Continue reading

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