Posts Tagged ‘Perkins+Will’

Marine Gateway Development, Vancouver

Thursday, June 1st, 2017


Jury comments: A project that has the density and diversity of use to create a complete community, with unparalleled access to both light rail and bus transportation. The comprehensive approach to sustainability is exemplary, from a highly attractive and animated public realm with a variety of commercial uses, to energy conservation and environmental control measures such as district heat and sophisticated solar shading strategies. (more…)

Viewpoint: What Makes a Home Livable to You?

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The way we live is changing. As both an architect and a resident of Vancouver, I am regularly confronted with how our cities are changing through urban densification and shifting demographics, to accessibility and affordable housing. I think about the smaller units we are building as a response to this change, and I find myself considering livability as an  important factor in the design of multi-family units.

By Kim Barnsley


Tall Wood

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Insights from the FII/BSLC Survey of International Tall Wood Buildings

In the fall of 2013, Forestry Innovation Investment and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council commissioned Perkins+Will to conduct a survey of completed Tall Wood buildings from around the world, and share the lessons learned by others with those contemplating similar projects in North America. The study was published in the spring of 2014, and SABMag took the opportunity to speak with the lead author, Rebecca Holt of Perkins+Will in Vancouver.

By Rebecca Holt of Perkins+Will in Vancouver.


VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre - Net-zero building designed to meet the Living Building Challenge system

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Founded in 1971 and located five kilometres from downtown Vancouver, the VanDusen Botanical Garden preserves an important 22-hectare environmental oasis within
an increasingly dense urban context.

By Jim Huffman


Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability - Designed to be the most sustainable building in North America

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Located on a dense site next to ‘Sustainability Street’ at the University of British Columbia, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability [CIRS] houses 200 researchers from private, public, and NGO sectors, who work together with the common mission of  accelerating sustainability.

BY Jana Foit, Architect AIBC, LEED AP Associate, Perkins+Will