The Post

The Post

Covering a full city block, the Post on Georgia is the largest heritage revitalization project in British Columbia. The former Main Post Office building, an International Style landmark in Vancouver, is reimagined as a centrepiece for the growing downtown community with high tech office space, restaurants, retail, and a new public plaza. Two new office towers create a contemporary extension of the existing building while being respectful of the existing heritage elements.
Within the existing heritage structure, the development provides two levels of underground parking, retail opportunities on the first four levels, and office and parking above in the top three levels. The towers above are articulated to establish a formal relationship with the base and surrounding context, while a contrasting material palette distinguishes old and new. Each elevation has a distinct identity using solar shades and window detailing to echo proportions of the heritage façade and develop a visual hierarchy of scales.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 1,900,000 sf



825 Fort Street

825 Fort Street

825 Fort Street is an urban, mixed use building, consisting of five retail units, 98 apartments, and a heritage component.
Two preserved heritage facades uphold the character of the site, and stitch this new building into a beloved historical retail street, while the units above provide diverse one- to three-bedroom rental units. Extensive amenities are provided for tenants, including bike storage and facilities, a shared roof terrace, and amenities for pet owners.


Location: Victoria, BC

Size: 80,000 sf

Client: Salient Group



MNP Tower

MNP Tower

The MNP Tower is defined by its sculptural massing and silhouette resulting from careful consideration given to three adjacent heritage buildings. The building’s mid-block, compact site was previously occupied by the University Club between the Marine Building and Guinness Tower. The 35 storey office tower integrates the restored heritage façade of the University Club building while completing the block of three buildings owned by Oxford Properties.

The site size and contextual relationships yield an innovative massing and floorplate response. A grade, a plaza provides mid-block connectivity between Hastings and Cordova Streets, and a pedestrian link between the Marine Building and Guinness Tower. Above, teardrop-shaped floorplates of approximately 8,000 sf maximize views from within the tower and from adjacent buildings. The cornice of the building forms a peaked crescent and concave massing that not only references but embraces the adjacent Marine building.

*completed in collaboration with KPF


Location: Vancouver

Size: 299,484 sf



720 Robson

720 Robson

The heritage facade on Granville Street was retained and rehabilitated within the project to form one component of a two-storey retail podium of approximately 19,000 square feet.  
The balance of the site’s existing commercial density is utilized on site in the form of three floors of office space above the two-level retail podium. These office floor plates range from approximately 6,000 to 7,000 sf, seen as optimal in this market sector. Below grade parking for 27 cars is also provided.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 43,000 sf

Client: Vancouver & Shanghai Land Ltd.



Vancouver Club

Vancouver Club

In 1992, the Vancouver Club decided to renovate the existing east and west elevations of their Class “A” heritage building in concert with the establishment of an adjacent city park over a parking garage. The renovation also included an extension to the north consisting of an outdoor terrace with additional Club facilities and 36 parking stalls below.  
Castings and mouldings and relief from the existing façade were used to construct fibreglass replicas, in conjunction with brick and E.I.F.S. to finish what was originally a common wall to the east and unfinished facades to the north and west. This project was awarded the 1995 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour.


Location: Vancouver

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