Tag Archives: GBL Architects Group

601 Beach Avenue

This rezoning for a ‘gateway’ tower beside the Granville Street offramp has been anticipated for a while. It’s the counterpoint tower to Vancouver House, a tower currently under construction on the west side of the bridge. The site was sold by the … Continue reading

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Strathcona Village – 900 E Hastings

  We first mentioned this project back in January 2012, although ideas had been kicking around for many years. It was given a green light for rezoning in November that year, and a slightly revised design was supported by the Urban … Continue reading

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Avenue One – 201 West 2nd Avenue

In 2012 we showed the model of South East False Creek, with an idea of how to deal with the site behind the hinge park – the point where the grid shifts. The was an approved rezoning for the site from some … Continue reading

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2501 Spruce Street

This ten storey building is proposed for a tight site on the corner of West Broadway and Spruce. It’s submitted under existing zoning, for eight floors of residential (with 37 units) over a two storey retail and office podium. The … Continue reading

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118-150 Robson Street

Here’s another Robson Street tower proposal. This is a proposed rezoning, and it’s at the eastern end of the street where the Catholic Charities building currently sits (once the Northern Electric Company Building, built in 1928 and 1947). The existing Catholic Charities Men’s … Continue reading

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The Smithe – 225 Smithe Street

Here’s a new tower to be developed on Smithe at Cambie, that will finally cover up the blank flank wall of the 1980s Law Society Building. Designed by GBL for Boffo Developments, it will have 22 floors of condos over a … Continue reading

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Canvas – 401 Great Northern Way

When we added this project to the blog in February 2013 Onni had a number of projects on the go, including this scheme that didn’t take long to obtain approval as it wasn’t a rezoning. It’s nominally an artist live/work development containing a total … Continue reading

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