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



King George Hub

King George Hub

King George HUB at the Station is a substantial site at a pivotal location at the intersection of King George Boulevard and Fraser Highway in Surrey. CCS is anchored at the site’s highest profile adjacent to the transit hub, CCS plaza and the retail high street. King George Station will be developed in 3 phases over the next several years.  
The development will feature two residential towers (738 units), a large format retailer, food and drug, service retailers, and restaurants. It will capitalize on the many and varied transit users, access by car, office users and adjacent residential. CCS plaza will be animated by restaurants/food service and provide access and respite for both transit users and office workers. Pedestrian access and connectivity with adjacent properties, street and public transit is a priority.


Location: Surrey

Size: 850,000 sf



155 Water Street

155 Water Street

155 Water Street is a 7 storey boutique building in the heart of Gastown. 155 Water Street combines two historic sites, the old Harper Warehouse and BC Plate Glass & Importing Co. Due to the historic significance of these two buildings the new design retains the two historical facades fronting Water Street.
On the east façade, within a private breezeway, the profile of one of the historic buildings is reconstructed using salvage bricks. The design of the new building is an elegant steel and glass structure giving the new design a contemporary and modern industrial feel. The bases of the project consist of retail on the ground floor accessed off Water Street with the remaining storeys dedicated to office use. The building has an outdoor rooftop amenity space that has 360-degree views of the north shore, downtown and Gastown. This project is targeting Leed Gold Certification.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 80,000 sf



8-24 E Broadway

8-24 E Broadway

This development project is located at 8-24 E. Broadway by Chard Development. Located at the corner of Ontario Street and East Broadway, this future transit-oriented commercial development features 12 storeys of office space with retail animating the street level.

This proposed building contains a total of 184,283 sf; with 116,018 sf of office space, 5,000 sf of retail, 3 levels of EV-ready below grade parking, and also a 12th floor flexible amenity space that accommodates a common kitchen with two outdoor terraces that total over 3,500 sf.

This building focuses on design principle of public realm activation, by using high-quality building materials, ground level retail units should provide space for outdoor seating and include multiple entrances for porosity and visual stimuli; also increasing job space intensification by creating high quality office space for Mount Pleasant that is sustainable functional and unique.


Location: Vancouver, BC

Size: 184,283 sf



550 Cambie Street

550 Cambie Street

The project site is located mid-block on Cambie Street between Dunsmuir and Pender Streets in the Crosstown neighborhood of Vancouver and within the Central Business District (CBD) Extension area.  The proposed development is a 264,009 sqft and 22-storey office building providing approximately 258,245 sqft of office space with 5,764 sqft of retail at grade.

The building‘s architectural expression is a sculpted form achieved by a process of subtraction in response to contextual constraints. What meets the ground as a rectangular form is transformed through a terraced low rise base, angular high rise tower form to create a ‘crystalline’ building that addresses the site and its relation to nearby Victory Square. The building form is driven by a deep recognition of the significance of Victory Square throughout the entire calendar year. Sculpting the upper portion of the building yields a building form that balances the generation of job space with the preservation of the quality of space within Victory Square. The resultant volume is broken down into various components through massing and façade articulation in order to relate to context and produce legible architecture. These components can be organized into three elements: base, low-rise, and tower.  The unique façade expression is informed by both the building’s historical context and performative building envelope design. The texture created on the façade responds to fenestration qualities found within the retained Cleland-Kent building façade in addition to buildings within the immediate context of Crosstown, Gastown, and Chinatown.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 264,009 sf

Client: PC Urban & QuadReal



Lululemon Flagship

Lululemon Flagship

The Lululemon Flagship store establishes a new presence for the Vancouver-based apparel company at one of the city’s most important retail locations. Facing the corner of Robson and Burrard, the project repurposed underutilised retail space with a bespoke downtown home for Lululemon.  
MCM collaborated with the building owner and tenant to deliver a retail store exterior that is tailored to Lululemon’s identity while maintaining a strong relationship to the existing building. The resultant building massing includes a series of volumes that reference the language of the office building. At the corner, a dramatic cantilever volume provides weather protected public realm space and a prominent entry to the store. Organically arranged wood grain louvres and sophisticated detailing provide visual alignment for the store with lululemon’s distinct brand identity.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 5,600 sf



Five | Ten Seymour

Five | Ten Seymour

510 Seymour is a 10 Storey boutique office building located at the expanding eastern edge of downtown Vancouver’s business district. The building houses a diverse program of uses on a compact urban site including a restaurant, retail, post-secondary school, general office and extensive amenities. The design for 510 was conceptualized as a ‘jewel in a box’, referring to the refined but textured curtain wall facing north and west that is encapsulated by a cast in place concrete facades facing the lane and interior lot line. 
Two levels of below-grade parking are accessed by parking elevators off the lane necessitated by the compact site size of approximately 8,000 sq FT. Above grade are nine floors of office and institutional space. The roof of the building includes an expansive amenity terrace that includes seating areas and a weather protected BBQ area.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 82,000 sf

Client: Serracan Properties



High Street

High Street

High street is a 600,000 square foot open-air shopping centre bringing urban lifestyle shopping to the Fraser Valley. The three-level centre includes fashion, food, services and entertainment on the main street shopping level, a large format important anchor tenant – Walmart Supercenter – on the lower level, and office space and an 11-screen Cineplex VIP cinema on the second level.  
This compact design requires one-third of the land base of comparable centres, relieving sprawl pressures while making it much more adaptable as an urban infill project. Innovation by design and use of high-end finishes enhance and optimize the social experience, emulating the vibrancy found in town squares.


Location: Abbotsford

Size: 600,000 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 Centre II

Vancouver Centre II

The building is a thirty-two storey office building connected at the lower level to existing retail shopping. This new class A office building will augment the existing Vancouver Centre Complex. The ground floor lobbies are connected along Seymour Street with an Atrium. The new building includes new amenities such as fitness centre, premium end-of-trip-facilities and bicycle storage, 6th level podium terrace and 27th level sky terrace.  The building will have above and below grade parking to replace the existing parkade.  
To meet future expansion, the above grade parking is designed to allow conversion to office use as parking demands reduce in the downtown district. The form generated conforms to limits of the site, its mid-block nature, and view cone guidelines. Special attention and detail have been given to connecting the ground plane between the two office towers.


Location: Vancouver

Size: 472,000 sf