Located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, MONAD contains four homes ranging from 79 to 186 m2 each. The four-storey structure is built on a lot that would have traditionally held just one single-family house.
Designed to change the way people view urban living, MONAD serves as the prototype for a larger building technology platform—an innovative approach to designing modular structures. The smart building methodology balances the prefabricated paradigm against the need for comfortable, urban family housing.
Slack, a fast-growing global technology company, developssoftware designed to help clients ‘get more done.’ So, it standsto reason that Slack’s new headquarters in Vancouver wouldbe designed to improve collaboration among their own teammembers. Architects repurposed an existing industrialwarehouse building in Vancouver’s historic Yaletown district,creating a variety of gathering spaces for Slack’s staff andguests throughout the three-level space.
Located at the University of British Columbia, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) is designed to be the most sustainable building in North America. Wood was chosen as the primary building material to help meet that goal. The four-storey U-shaped building wraps around a large auditorium. It is organized into two four-storey wings, linked by an atrium, and it includes academic offices, meeting rooms and a 450-seat auditorium.
Brock Commons Tallwood House is a mass timber hybrid student residence at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The building consists of a 17-storey mass timber hybrid superstructure atop a one-storey concrete podium with two full-height concrete cores that house elevators, stairs and services conduits. The roof is made of prefabricated sections of steel beams and metal decking. It houses more than 400 students in 272 studios and 33 four-bedroom units as well as study and social gathering spaces.
The Heights is a six-storey mixed-use building in the rapidly evolving Vancouver Heights neighbourhood. The 5,600 square metre building includes a basement parking garage, street level retail and five storeys of apartments above, with a total of 85 suites. The parking and retail space are constructed in concrete, while the five storeys of residential accommodation are of wood-frame construction.
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon provides a 'home away from home' for 73 out-of-town families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses at the BC Women's and Children's Hospital. It replaces a much smaller 12-unit complex that occupied a heritage house in Vancouver's Shaughnessy neighbourhood. One of the most important design ambitions was to recreate the nurturing environment and sense of community so crucial for families facing one of life's greatest emotional challenges.
The CEC is an integral part of the university's greenhouse gas reduction program with the new high efficiency water heating plant and district hot-water distribution loop replacing the pre-existing steam boiler plant constructed in 1925, reducing emissions by 33%.
King Edward Villa is a six-storey, mixed-use building located at the corner of King Edward Avenue and Kingsway. The building is comprised of 77 apartments arranged over five floors of wood-frame construction, on top of street level commercial space and a basement parking garage, which are constructed in concrete.
Virtuoso is a 10,000m2, six-storey residential condominium building located in the Wesbrook Village neighbourhood on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The building is the tenth project to be constructed by developer Adera at UBC, and the first to use a hybrid system of light wood-frame and mass timber construction. The six-storeys of wood sit on top of a two-storey underground parking garage that is constructed in concrete.
This two-storey community centre is located at the heart of the new Wesbrook Place neighbourhood on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. The building includes fitness facilities, multipurpose rooms, a teen centre, a dance studio, a child-minding centre and a cafe. In addition to providing recreational opportunities, the broader ambition for the project was to support and enrich the social and cultural life of the community, offering a place for small scale gatherings, community events and celebrations.