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Crosstown Elementary School featured in Award Magazine

in New Projects, Press

Our most recent education project, Crosstown Elementary School, is near completion and ready for students. A new article in Award Magazine’s February issue highlights the challenges of adding a four-storey structure over an existing parkade, adjacent to a 30-storey residential tower. Alvin Martin, the school’s project manager, discusses our design solutions for the Vancouver School Board’sREAD POST >

Careers

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We are always interested to hear from engaging and talented individuals. Feel free to send your CV, a work sample and / or links to your online portfolio to office@franclarchitecture.com. For current / recent job postings, please check the AIBC Classifieds section or our LinkedIn page.

World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Building

in New Projects

Our office is teaming up with internationally renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building. Located at 1255 West Pender Street, this 19-storey mixed-use building will sit in between the existing Palladio and famous Evergreen Building (designed by the late Arthur Erickson). All wood will be locally sourced from BritishREAD POST >

Summer Softball 2016

in General

Seven games and forty-nine innings later, our architectural softball season is coming to a close! Only one final tournament left at the end of August before we pack it in until next summer. Thank you to everyone who came out to play, socialize, and enjoy some friendly competition. And a special thanks to those who helpREAD POST >

YVR AOB: WAN Awards Infrastructure

in Award, General

The World Architecture News Awards is the world’s largest awards programme in international architecture and we are excited to submit the Airside Operations Building in the infrastructure category.  This award seeks to identify and reward ideas that bring solutions to vital infrastructure schemes that have overcome key challenges and/or has pushed the boundaries for theREAD POST >

Highlights of 2015: Downtown Vancouver’s new Icon

in Development, General

One of Francl’s newest projects is the Arc – downtown Vancouver’s newest architectural icon. Capturing the simple elegance of a waving flag, this new residential tower serves as a gateway building to the downtown core at the north end of the Cambie bridge. Unique amenity spaces include an indoor swimming pool with a glass bottomREAD POST >

Highlights of 2015: UBC’s newest Community Centre

in General

This two-storey community centre is the new heart of the rapidly growing Wesbrook Village neighbourhood at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. The design aims to support and enrich social and cultural life of the community, offering a place for small-scale gatherings, community events and celebrations. Features include a gymnasium, fitness facility,READ POST >

Highlights of 2015: New Home for the BC Burn Fund

in Charity, General

Located in between the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn, Trauma and Plastics Unit at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), and BC Children’s Hospital, the Burn Fund Centre is the new home-away-from-home for Burn Survivors and their families. The idea for this project that has been around for over 10 years (the idea started in 1978)READ POST >

YVR AOB: Architizer A+Awards Finalist, Airports category

in Award

We’re honoured to be selected as an Architizer A+Awards finalist – and you can help us become a winner! Vote for the YVR Airside Operations Building in the Typology Categories | Transportation: Airports category here. Architizer is the world’s largest and fastest growing website for architecture has launched the definitive architectural award program with 115+READ POST >