Meadow Park Fitness Expansion

April 2019

Whistler, BC

The culmination of a 2013 study by Carscadden and catalysed by the generosity of a Whistler resident, the MPSC Fitness Expansion capitalizes on the singular views offered by Whistler and the latent structural capacity of the existing facility.

Stainsbury Apartments

December 2018

Vancouver, BC

One of only a handful of projects to make it through the City of Vancouver’s Moderate Income Rental Housing Pilot Project (MIRHPP, because that’s a mouthfull) Stainbsury is a cost-effective, Passive House affordable housing project.

South Surrey Operations Centre

July 2018

Surrey, BC

Designed to straddle the demands of dirty boots and business casual sneakers, the SSOC is the kind of place where the messy work of city making really happens. The building is durable in the extreme but refined generous. But the cleverist thing about the building is the siting strategy, which deftly conjures a public park from a gravel parking lot.

Prairie Winds Park

July 2018

Calgary, AB

Canada’s largest outdoor wading pool is actually only one actor in a 14 hectare park which animates Calgary’s Northeast. Along with renvoated and expanded change rooms, the pool is a critical asset for the community during Calgary’s occasionally blistering, if comparatively brief, summers.

SFU McTaggart Cowan Student Residence

September 2017

Burnaby, BC

Just in time for school, SFU McTaggart long-suffered the undigified, if typical, abuse of college co-ed dormitories. The renovations are more reimaginaing than refresh: Communal kitchens that could be on Top Chef, washrooms for this century, and – hold on a second… is that a make-out couch?

Norgate Park Fieldhouse

North Vancouver, BC

Replacing the existing fieldhouse with two pavilions that together house public washrooms, a concession, and changerooms; the Norgate Park Field House is sitied to allow views into the park from Marine Drive for the first time in 50 years. After all, the park is the real star of the show, it’s best to show it off.

564 Beatty Street

Fall 2016

Vancouver, BC

The LEED Gold heritage restoration and commercial addition to 564 Beatty Street in Crosstown is a flagship project for the Owner, Reliance Properties, and also for the city. The first new office space in many years in a formerly distressed part of Vancouver, the new tower serves as a gateway marker for people entering the city via public transit, car, and bike. It is a confident and sophisticated, “You’re downtown now, baby!”

East Van Residence

June 2016

East Van, Yo

We have little to say, here, but we sure like what Jim Sutherland said

“Maybe it’s more prose than poetry, but Carscadden’s description of the project as “beautiful decisions that fit within the rules” is as apt a description of a successful urban renovation as is likely to be found. Leave it to the client to supply the poetry. “There’s nothing about it that I’d change,” says Cossever (client). “We got it all.”

Cloverdale Youth Skate Park

Surrey, BC

Some projects remain dreams. The Cloverdale skatepark drew inspiration from the nearby BCHydro ROW – a crumpled structure of industrial steel, wrapped in translucent cladding.

Penticton Community Centre

December 2010

Penticton, BC

The project is characterized by an introduction of daylight and bright colours to create a welcoming, fun aquatic centre for Penticton residents. LEED Silver, despite a 50% increase in building area (the leisure aquatic component), highly energy efficient mechanical systems ensured that there was no net increase in energy consumption.