Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre

North Vancouver, BC

A visionary strategy by the District of North Vancouver, this project spanned ten years to implement a community recreation centre into part of a much larger, high density development project at the core of the Lions Gate Town Centre. This community amenity was deftly planned to be opened at residents moved into the multi project, multi year, re-imagined neighbourhood – no small feat.

Photography: Ema Peter

Dilworth Mountain Childcare Centre

Kelowna, BC

Designed and built to Passive House standards, this “three house” concept childcare centre ensures a healthy environment for Kelowna kids. Plus it’s cute as a button.

Moodyville Park Building

North Vancouver, BC

A crown jewel in North Vancouver’s park system, Moodyville Park has it all – a pumptrack, terraced playground, epic views, and the Trans Canada Trail. Together with PFS Studio, we dropped a pavilion/folly into the mix to allow everyone to enjoy the park a little more comfortably.

Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre

Vanderhoof, BC

From a feasibility study in 2013 to a grand opening in 2019, we worked with Vanderhoof to realize this gem of an aquatic centre. The pool, with its natural light and local materials, reflects the community’s dogged determination to have a community pool. As Bruce always says, architecture has a long seed time – but when it blooms, it’s worth the wait.

Photography: Ema Peter

Queen's Park Building

New Westminster, BC

The first large scale, gender-neutral, universal, public park washroom building in British Columbia; this building at the heart of Queen’s Park aspired to safety, clarity, generosity, thriftiness, durability, whimsy, and clarity – no problem!

Photography: Eric Scott

Centennial Pool

Port Coquitlam, BC

We are pretty sure that this is BC’s first fully gender neutral pool changing facility. Privacy cubicles and separated toilet compartments allow the design to maintain a level of decorum and user comfort while offering open access to the pool deck from a universal change space. The project is an example of how the renovation of public buildings reveals shifting social trends.

Photography: Eric Scott

Stainsbury Apartments

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 mouthful) Stainsbury is a cost-effective, Passive House affordable housing project.

South Surrey Operations Centre

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 and easy on the eyes. But the cleverest thing about the building is the siting strategy, which deftly conjures a public park from a gravel parking lot.

Photography: Ema Peter

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.”]

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