Category Archives: Cambie

Spot – 2800 Cambie Street

  Here’s the built version of  ‘Spot’, approved in early 2015, and now just completing.  It first showed up in April 2012, and was redesigned in the summer if 2013. Council have to live with the design – it’s across the street … Continue reading

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521 West 8th Avenue

Here’s a proposed office building that came as quite a (pleasant) surprise. Musson Cattell Mackey, architects for many of the city’s office projects, designed a 68,000 sq ft building on a small site with single storey retail behind the Cambie … Continue reading

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2300 block – Cambie Street

The third building on this stretch of Cambie Street has just been completed. Designed by Studio One Architecture, it’s a two-storey office building leased to BCAA. Next door is a rebuilt 1912 shell transformed into two retail units designed by AMU Architects … Continue reading

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South Creek Landing – 2211 Cambie Street

This “architecturally ambitious” project is now close to completion. It received an approval from the Development Permit Board at the end of 2011. The minutes recorded that then Director of Planning, Brent Todarian, said “he was willing to use the term iconic for … Continue reading

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The Werks

  Here’s the Werks at 555 W7th Avenue, which started sales in fall 2011 and had finally been completed. There was a period of hiatus for several months while contractors were apparently switched. The design by Matthew Cheng Architects has just 20 … Continue reading

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Cambie+7

This project was first here in October 2011 and is now completing construction. Designed by W T Leung, it’s a 10-storey 51 unit building replacing Summer’s Auto Body repair shop. The architect has designed a lot of the buildings in this neighbourhood, … Continue reading

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587 West King Edward Avenue

We don’t generally cover the areas of the city outside the core covered by our book (The Changing City) but we’re making an exception for this Cambie Corridor proposal. It’s a rezoning for King Edward Avenue, just off Cambie Street, … Continue reading

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