Character Rental Rehabilitation

At a time when character buildings are disappearing along the Cambie Corridor, we had an opportunity to ensure that one would flourish into a new era.

Our involvement comprised a comprehensive renovation of this 1920s multi-unit rental building adjacent to City Hall, including brand new electrical and mechanical systems, seismic upgrades and an additional five units.

New architectural elements such as
a central shared stair are modern in
expression, juxtaposing existing
construction. The design sought
to retain as much of the building’s
original character as possible;
materials salvaged from demolition
were embedded into the building’s new expression to create new furniture
and art installations, encapsulating a part of the building’s history for future

Completed Fall 2017
Photography by Krista Jahnke

City of Vancouver Award of Merit, 2019: Exterior Rehabilitation

Feature article in Canadian Architect