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Vancouver Design Week 2018: IMPACT

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We’re excited to be part of Vancouver Design Week again this year, providing guided tours of Crosstown Elementary School. Join us on Saturday, May 12 for an inside look at the school , the challenges we faced, and its IMPACT on the local community. For more information on Vancouver Design Week, please click here. DetailsREAD POST >

Francl Architecture’s Expanded Leadership

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We are thankful for the support of our private and public clients, consultants, and the whole team at Francl Architecture who made 2017 a resoundingly successful year. To manage our growth and commitment to excellence of service to clients, we are pleased to announce the strengthening of our leadership team and the transition of ourREAD POST >

Summer Softball 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 >

Highlights of 2015: Enhancing YVR Safety

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This past year, Francl Architecture had the exciting opportunity of bringing together key airfield personnel at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) under one roof in the new state-of-the-art Airside Operations Building (AOB). This new integrated facility merges previously dispersed airside departments into one building, improving the overall safety and efficiency of operations and emergency servicesREAD POST >

Client Appreciation Night

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The team at Francl Architecture enjoyed sharing a wonderful evening with clients, friends and colleagues at our Client Appreciation night held at the beautiful Waterfall building. This celebration marks a 2 year partnership with Stefan Aepli, as well as a 20 year milestone for managing principal Walter Francl.