West Vancouver Centre for Art, Architecture & Design
Size: 35 000 sqft
Cost: $15 Million
Client: District of West Vancouver
Services: Architectural Services, Community Consultation & Master Planning
Birthed out of the principles of Westcoast Modernism, the Arts Centre seeks to make public the values of this important movement, providing a place for the cultural enrichment of the community.
Long established as a way of life in West Vancouver, a vibrant salon culture exists in private homes as a largely private engagement. Both the Museum and
the Ferry Building Gallery have begun bringing these conversations to a broader audience, but are very limited in their scale capacity.
The Arts Centre seeks to bring the conversation to the public realm - into the Living Room of the community, where all can share in the discourse and exploration of ideas.
Ideas that capture the spirit of innovation, like those early innovators who wove nature and structure into a special sense of place, this is the place that the new creative class will call home.