Pacific Northwest · urban design · Vancouver

A Very Vancouver Building

The conceptual design for the Vancouver Art Gallery was unveiled yesterday. It’s a perfect Vancouver building. There’s no extraneous swirls or doodads ala Gehry, just a thoughtful response to the program and site. There are echoes of the architecture of coastal First Nations, the Pacific Rim (it’s almost pagoda like in some aspects) and the… Continue reading A Very Vancouver Building

book · History · urban design · Vancouver

We:Vancouver Reading List

We:Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City is a fascinating exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery looking at some of the neat things happening in the city. I was quite honored to be asked to contribute a reading list for the We:Read section. Here is my list of books which started me thinking about Vancouver and… Continue reading We:Vancouver Reading List