Civic Precinct / Cultural District - Kelowna BC - under construction
I once heard that urban design can best be described as 'the space between the buildings.'
This big picture look at cities and communities involves many factors for consideration. It remains my favourite project type. I enjoy immensely the privilege of shaping the place and space of involved participants. Few things are more rewarding than conceiving and articulating through design the future aspirations of enthusiastic partners.
For more information on the Kelowna Civic Precinct Plan;
This 25 year plan endeavors to secure valuable assets - existing and future - for residents and visitors of Kelowna's prime downtown/lakeside location.
Whalley Town Centre - Surrey BC - completed
It was together with our client, the owner of Surrey Place Shopping Centre, that we demonstrated a more widely beneficial location for a major stop on the Surrey ALRT line (now called Skytrain).
The Ministry of Transportation and Surrey staff and council agreed and made the station location change to planning.
Since 1991 the heart of Surrey has grown in enviable prominence and vitality, highlighted by two major buildings by world renowned architect Bing Thom.
The samples here are from a pre-computer saturated world - enjoy the cut and paste job needed for this report, and compare current google aerial views with our vision from the early 90's.