WESTERN CANADA BUILDING
This heritage building on West Pender was renovated to create space for an architectural office, and to reestablish and revitalize the building’s presence in a downtown transitional area of Vancouver.
Notable for its classical references and eclectic ornamentation, the WesternCanada Building is valued for its architecture that is largely unaltered, displaying a high degree of integrity. Built in 1914, this modest commercial structure is characteristic of buildings of the period for its use of large, evenly placed windows, and plain wall treatment topped with ornamental detail. Severely plain pilasters alluding to classical design frame each bay of this building, while the eclectic sheet metal cornice of classical block medallions adds to this reference but also displays Arts and Crafts elements.
Developer / Client
Integra Architecture Inc.
2004 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Recognition