Canada ratifies the Paris Climate Accords

Forward is forward. The Paris agreement wasn’t perfect, but it was something so that we could do the next thing.


Nelson & District Community Complex Expansion and Renovation

Nelson, BC

The first step was a 1,500 seat arena expansion in the early 2000s. Studies and small renovations in the intervening years finally led to the complete reimagining of the aquatic centre, entrance, and fitness centre just over a decade later.


East Van Residence

East Van, Yo

We think Jim Sutherland said it best about this project in Western Living:

[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.”]


Iqualuit Aquatic Centre

Iqaluit, NT

The Iqaluit Aquatic Centre is a standard-setting facility for the capital of Nunavut, responding to the community’s need for a world-class recreation facility, and to the complex and ever-changing environment and context of Canada’s Arctic. (With Stantec)


Kelowna Family YMCA Renovations

Kelowna, BC

This is one of our best examples of participating in iterative improvemetns over time. The work here started with lobby and facade renovations in 2000 and ultimately culminated in refreshed change rooms; including the ever popular and equiatble, universal change village over a decade later.


Carscadden SWAG

Vancouver, BC

We make stuff too sometimes, which is fun. Books, bike kits, and mud flaps.

We also do friends’ jerseys, but only if they ask nicely.


Dugald Morrison Field House

Delta, BC

The building’s architectural character is dominated by the significant use of concrete – an enduring material that will withstand the wear and tear from all users. To balance any perceived ‘coolness’ that concrete communicates, it was formed ‘boardform’ to provide a rich material texture and offset with a dramatic wood structure that ripples through the building

Photography: Krista Jahnke


Chambar

Vancouver, BC

Chambar pioneered casual fine dining in Vancouver and remains the gold standard for a great night out. So when they asked us to help with their restaurant, of course we said ‘YES!’ (With Chambar)


564 Beatty Street

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 for the City. The first of its kind in Vancouver, 564 Beatty has set a precedent for the ability to retain and celebrate Vancouver’s commercial heritage projects and it’s legacy can be seen elsewhere downtown. The 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!” (With IBI Group)

Photography: Sham Sthankiya


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.