The Megaphone: Jim Deva Plaza Speaker’s Corner

March 21, 2017,AEDT

Hapa designed and coordinated the fabrication of a commemorative speakers’ corner feature located in the heart of Vancouver’s West End. The plaza, commissioned separately by the City of Vancouver, is a street conversion that connects the commercial activity of Davie Street to the residential stretch of Bute Street.   The | Read More

Koo’s Courtyard | Vancouver, Canada | Hapa Collaborative

December 12, 2015,AEDT

Tying together six townhouses on the site of an old autobody shop in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, Koo’s Courtyard provides a small community with its social heart. The design challenge was to make a virtue of the narrow space, which has a width of 2.8m for most of its length. With | Read More

This Week in Landscape | 18 May 2014

May 18, 2014,AEDT

Artistic landscape architecture brings a sense of belonging | John King | SFGate.com When five of the nation’s leading landscape architects, gathered before their peers last weekend in Berkeley, the projects they discussed were located in Massachusetts and Minnesota, China and Spain. In the pink: Downtown ribbon display adds to | Read More

Winner selected for Visionary (re)Generation design competition

November 6, 2013,AEDT

In December of 2012, 45 teams from 17 countries set forth to re-imagine our landscape, and today(Nov. 4) the University of Manitoba announces that a team of Canadian firms has won its Visionary (re)Generation Open International Design Competition. What has been selected are not the final plans for the site’s development. Rather, this winning concept | Read More

SALA Works – UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture projects

February 23, 2012,AEDT

SALA Works at Or Gallery presents a diverse range of projects by faculty at University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). As a dynamic centre of leading design research and pedagogy, SALA and its faculty stretch the theoretical, technical and practice-based boundaries of architecture and landscape architecture. February 25 — March 15, | Read More

Winners Announced in Surrey’s Town Centres Design Competition

February 26, 2010,AEDT

“TownShift: Suburb Into City” sponsored by the City of Surrey was a sustainable design competition to provide vision for Surrey’s five growing town centres – Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton and Semiahmoo. The competition attracted 138 submissions from 20 countries, and 27 finalists were selected by the five-member TownShift jury. Renate | Read More

Olympics reinvigorates Vancouver’s Granville Street

February 25, 2010,AEDT

During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver a newly updated Granville Street by PWL Partnership Landscape Architects has become a lively impromptu event space for buskers, street hockey, olympic pin sellers and more. The street has been closed to traffic for 30 years with only buses allowed back in the mid-1970’s. | Read More

Short list announced for Lansdowne Park competition *UPDATE*

February 25, 2010,AEDT

The City of Ottawa released the names of the 5 firms that have been short listed from the 21 submissions received to  compete for the design of Lansdowne Park’s open space. The short listed firms are Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Cambridge, Massachusetts Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg – Vancouver, British Columbia | Read More

Canada’s biggest green roof was technically challenging: LA

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Journal of Commerce reports The biggest living roof in Canada is surrounded by water on three sides, and the marine deck on which the building sits is supported by stilt-like piles. It also features slopes of up to 53 per cent. Bruce Hemstock, of PWL Partnership, a Vancouver landscape architecture | Read More

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