Alliance Grain Terminal (formerly United Grain Growers) watercolour and graphite by Dan Parke, 1989.
The Marine Building by McCarter & Nairne, Architects and Structural Engineers. Created for client Stimpson’s Canadian Development Co. Ltd., February, 1929. These most excellent drawings are from the University of Calgary, part of the Canadian Architecture Collection. They also have an outstanding promotional booklet from 1930 drawn and designed by Ronald Jackson, whom I have featured here many times.
In related news, VanHeritage’s repeat event Sunday Morning at the Marine once again sold out, but coffee at the Marine Building any other day sounds like a great way to start your morning!
Vancouver Convention Center, submitted by Delphie Côté-Lacroix. Thanks, Delphie!
Granville and Robson Lines by Urban Sketcher, Won Kang.
Brian Hebb writes:
The 24th season of The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver BC. This year we saw Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure.
There’s a few more performances remaining in this year’s season, before the closing performance Saturday, September 14th! Thanks for the submission, Brian!
Powell Street Facade
The Waldorf Hotel by Ash Tanasiychuk, from a series of Vancouver venues and galleries participating in the Olio Festival last year. 2012 was the last year of the Olio Festival, as the programmers are moving on. From the Georgia Straight:
After four years as one of Vancouver’s more colourful and certainly hipper cultural events, Olio is calling it quits…
…Color Magazine is still holding JAMCOUVER this summer, the one-day skate fest it pioneered with Olio in 2011, while he’s teaming with some of his festival partners to launch a smaller “no-filler version of Olio” later in the year called CULt.R. “It’ll be more focused,” he said. “Not skate-fashion-film at a thousand different venues; it’s going to be one party at one venue.”
Co-founder Dani Vachon, meanwhile, is concentrating on her new project; a group of “talented marketing, design, and arts-based individuals” offering their navigation services to local businesses called The Beacon Collective.
Since its inception in August 2009, the Olio Festival hosted over 30 thousand visitors and a remarkable roster of local and international talent, including such varied musical fare as Teen Daze, Cave Singers, Father John Misty, Chad VanGaalen and J. Mascis.
I loved the Olio Festival, so hats off to all the organizers who created the institution in such short order. And thanks for the submission, Ash!
Dominon Building Vancouver
Vancouver Art Gallery by Dino Pai. I love the expressive energy in his drawings, I just had to show a few more!
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