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Focus on BC Architecture


Photograph taken in Vancouver by Scott Webb and shared under a Creative Commons license.

This series, sponsored by the Practitioners, Critics and Curators of Architecture grant programme of the Canada Council of the Arts, focuses on current issues in B.C. architecture. Adele Weder is a widely published journalist with a focus on architecture and urban planning issues.

In This Series



Arthur Erickson, the Brand

His new condo tower is more ritzy than timeless.

By Adele Weder, 21 Jan 2008


The 'Great Room' at 1000 Beach.

The $18 Million Condo

Vancouver's new architectural paradigm: the insanely priced pied-á-terre.

By Adele Weder, 25 Oct 2007


DalGrauer Substation

City Abandons Its Heritage Gems

Vancouver halts program that tied 'eco-density' to restoring historic buildings.

By Adele Weder, 5 Nov 2007


PACman Housing

A City's Shapes to Come?

Rethinking the micro-house at the Movers and Shapers show.

By Adele Weder, 23 Apr 2008


Arbutus Walk (architectural rendering)

Can 'Eco-Density' Be Beautiful?

New initiative means new architecture. But how will it look?

By Adele Weder, 18 Mar 2008


Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Nk'Mip Centre Shimmers in Desert

Osoyoos Band offers new way to imagine 'breathtaking' buildings amidst the financial crash.

By Adele Weder, 22 Oct 2008


Shelley Craig and Jennifer Marshall

Women Building Their Power Base in BC's Architecture World

Latest sign: First all-female firm gets plum projects.

By Adele Weder, 1 Dec 2008


Richmond Oval

Uncool: Vancouver's Olympic Architecture

It's ever more clear we should have set designers free.

By Adele Weder, 17 Dec 2008


Architecture of Hope Revisited

BC saw a flowering of innovative First Nations school design. What grows there now?

By Adele Weder, 27 Feb 2009