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Architectural Developments in BC, south western Canada

post updated 17 August 2023

Vancouver Architecture Designs – chronological list

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Vancouver Buildings, BC.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across British Columbia. The focus is on contemporary British Columbia buildings.

Vancouver Architecture

We have one page of Vancouver Architecture selections.

Vancouver Architecture Walking Tours, BC, Canada
Jameson House Vancouver Architecture
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Vancouver is located British Colombia, Canada, in the northwest of North America. Celebrated recent buildings include the Vancouver Convention Centre West by LMN Architects + DA/MCM, Jameson House by Foster + Partners and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD by Saucier + Perrotte / HCMA. All these buildings can be visited on our British Colombia Architecture Tours. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners and Saucier + Perrotte. Also working on designs for the city are BIG and John McAslan + Partners with Merrick Architecture.

Vancouver Building – Latest Designs

Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Vancouver Architecture News

Sep 6, 2017
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building, east side of downtown
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Wilson Arts Plaza, SE entrance, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Vancouver
photo courtesy Emily Carr University
Emily Carr University of Art + Design Building
This 26,700-square-metre (290,000 sf) landmark building anchors the regeneration of an industrial zone and is a catalyst for its redevelopment and connection with the city. To engage the community of this emerging cultural and academic precinct, the campus has an open and accessible design that welcomes the public into the creative processes on display.

29 Apr 2017
Martin’s Lane Winery Kelowna Building

Backcountry Hut in Vancouver

Metamorphous Seawall on the BC Coastline

UYU Ice Cream Shop

Cadence Residence, Vancouver Island

19 Aug 2016
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
Design: James K Cheng, architect
Fairmont Hotel
image from architects
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
A bold reinterpretation of luxury has arrived at Fairmont Pacific Rim –‘The Owner’s Suite Collection.’ Designed for the elite, in-the-know traveller, the new collection of 10 suites are more than a place to stay, they’re a place to be inspired by the city’s DNA with elements of fashion, art and music.

28 Apr 2016
Alberni by Kuma Tower in Vancouver, Alberni and Cardero Street
Design: Kengo Kuma & Associates, architects
Alberni by Kuma in Vancouver
image from architects
Alberni by Kuma in Vancouver
Alberni by Kuma is a 43-storey residential tower at Alberni and Cardero designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for Westbank Projects Corp in Vancouver.

27 Apr 2016
TELUS Garden
Design: Henriquez Partners Architects
Telus Garden Vancouver Building
image from architects
TELUS Garden Building Vancouver

More contemporary Vancouver Architecture on e-architect soon

Vancouver Architecture 2006 – 2015

30 Sep 2015
Vancouver Art Gallery Museum Building
Design: Herzog & de Meuron, architects
Vancouver Art Gallery Museum
image © Herzog & de Meuron
Vancouver Art Gallery Museum Building

23 Aug 2013
Residence in Southlands
Architect: DIALOG
House in Southlands
photograph : Kristopher Grunert
Residence in Southlands, Vancouver
This residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated corner site in Vancouver’s historical Dunbar-Southlands neighborhood. A year-round fresh water stream divides the irregularly shaped property as it threads its way below Marine Drive to the south. The lush basin resulting from long-standing environmental forces sets the stage for a dramatic and highly contextual architectural response.

20 Mar 2013
Royal BC Museum Master Plan, Victoria, British Columbia
Design: John McAslan + Partners with Merrick Architecture
Royal BC Museum Building
photo from Royal BC Museum
Royal BC Museum Masterplan
The Royal BC Museum has appointed the international award‐winning lead architect John McAslan + Partners (London, UK), with local support from Merrick Architecture (Victoria, BC), to create a master plan which will lay the foundation for the renewal of British Columbia’s museum and archives. The master plan is expected to set the framework for a realistic, functional and affordable future development given today’s economic climate.

19 Oct 2012
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / CDRD
Design: Saucier + Perrotte / HCMA
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
photo : Marc Cramer
UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Centre for Drug Research and Development is sited on the corner of Wesbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, in the Heart of UBC’s campus. The site consists of a 20 240 square metre parcel of land that is located at an important university entry point.

12 Apr 2012
Beach and Howe Tower, Vancouver, BC
Architects: BIG
Beach and Howe Tower Vancouver
picture from BIG
Beach and Howe Tower Vancouver
The 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe mixed-use tower by BIG + Westbank + Dialog + Cobalt + PFS + Buro Happold + Glotman Simpson and local architect James Cheng marks the entry point to downtown Vancouver, forming a welcoming gateway to the city, while adding another unique structure to the Vancouver skyline.

27 Jan 2012
Jameson House
Design: Foster + Partners
Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Jameson House Vancouver Building
Jameson House is a new 35-storey mixed-use tower in the heart of Vancouver and includes the first residential development to be completed by the practice in North America – completed at the end of last year, already the building is now almost fully occupied. The project combines the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction.

9 Aug 2010
House 23.2, Surrey
Omer Arbel Office
Surrey House BC
image from architect
Surrey House

Vancouver Architect

Architecture in Vancouver

Major Vancouver Building Designs + Projects, alphabetical:

Harvest Green Project – Proposal 1
Romses Architects
Harvest Green Vancouver
image from architect
Harvest Green Vancouver

Sauder School of Business
Acton Ostry Architects
Sauder School of Business Vancouver
picture from architect
Sauder Business School, British Columbia

Vancouver Community Connector
Allied Works Architecture / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
Vancouver Community Connector
image from architect
Vancouver Community Connector

Vancouver Convention Centre West
LMN Architects + DA/MCM
Vancouver Convention Centre
picture : VCCEP
Vancouver Convention Centre West

Linear House, Salt Spring Island
Patkau Architects
Linear House
photograph : James Dow
British Columbia House – added 6 Jun 2011

Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, South Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos, British Columbia
Hotson Baker Boniface Haden Architects
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre
photo : Nic Lehoux
Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre

More Vancouver Architecture online soon

Location: Website: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Canadian Architect

Canadian Architecture

Vancouver CC West : Further Information on the Convention Centre
Vancouver Convention Centre
photo : Nic Lehoux

CN Tower – Toronto Skyscraper, tallest Canadian building

Vancouver Architecture Competition

Vancouver Viaducts & eastern core, re:CONNECT An Open Ideas Competition

Vancouver Architecture Competition
image from organisers
Montreal Buildings – key buildings + designs

Canadian Buildings – no images

Art Gallery of Alberta, west Canada
Randall Stout Architects
Art Gallery of Alberta Building
photo : Robert Lemermeyer
Art Gallery of Alberta Building

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