Concept sketch for Stanley Park Totem Pole Visitor Centre by Matthew Cencich, via flickr

This was a presentation board (building) I did for a visitor centre at the totem poles in Stanley Park in Vancouver.
The program called for washrooms for both sexes, a retail space, and a sheltered exhibit space. Too many people were peeing in the trees behind the totem poles and something had to be done. The open exhibit space was aligned to be exposed to water in both directions with a view towards the north shore mountains at the north end and coal harbour marina at the south end. I’d detail the cladding and upper glazing differently, and simplify the retail space layout now but I still like the double butterfly roof. This was presented to the parks board along with 2 other schemes…

The final scheme given the go-ahead was by Lubor Trubka Associates Architects, viewable here: http://www.lubortrubka.com/stanley_park.htm

The Dominion Building, in situ; another great sketch by Matthew Cencich, via flickr.

The Dominion Building, in situ; another great sketch by Matthew Cencich, via flickr.

Vancouver skyline from art gallery steps by Matthew Cencich, who writes on flickr:

A quick, wet, watercolour sketch in my current square sketchbook.A view of the Vancouver skyline as seen from the top of the steps near the Art Gallery entrance.Many well known buildings can been seen including; the Vancouver Law Courts; the “Canadian” condo tower; the Wall Centre towers; and the “Electra” condominiums (former BC Hydro building).

Vancouver skyline from art gallery steps by Matthew Cencich, who writes on flickr:

A quick, wet, watercolour sketch in my current square sketchbook.
A view of the Vancouver skyline as seen from the top of the steps near the Art Gallery entrance.
Many well known buildings can been seen including; the Vancouver Law Courts; the “Canadian” condo tower; the Wall Centre towers; and the “Electra” condominiums (former BC Hydro building).

Looking up Water Street by Matthew Cencich, one of the founding members of UrbanSketchers.org, seen via flickr.

Looking up Water Street by Matthew Cencich, one of the founding members of UrbanSketchers.org, seen via flickr.

Condominiumscape, looking east down Georgia Street at twilight, by Matthew Cencich, one of the founding members of UrbanSketchers.org, seen via flickr. (correction: not Matthew Brehm as previously noted)

Condominiumscape, looking east down Georgia Street at twilight, by Matthew Cencich, one of the founding members of UrbanSketchers.org, seen via flickr. (correction: not Matthew Brehm as previously noted)