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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.

The Prescott Selected as UDI Development of the Month

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We are very pleased to announce that Wesgroup Properties’ The Prescott, a mixed use high-rise designed by Francl Architecture, has been selected by the Urban Development Institute as UDI Development of the Month. Located at the heart of central Londsdale, The Prescott provides excellent accessibility to the services and amenities of the Central Lonsdale commercialREAD POST >

The Prescott and 1025 Robson Win UDI Awards

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Two of Francl Architecture’s clients won awards at the 2014 UDI Awards for Excellence gala held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 26th. These awards are presented for outstanding architecture and urban design in Vancouver. Westbridge Capital Group/West Coast Projects’ 1025 Robson was presented Best Commercial/Retail/Office and Wesgroup Properties’ The Prescott received Best Mixed Use. We at Francl are honoured toREAD POST >

Coordinating Architect for YVR Cooling Towers

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Francl Architecture is proud to have been retained by the YVR Airport Authority as the coordinating architect for a sizeable upgrade to the cooling system supporting the International Terminal.  We are currently in the concept validation phase of designing a structure that will house four new cooling towers and their associated service spaces at YVR.READ POST >

2014 Swift Conference at YVR Airside Facility

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We are happy to report that the 2014 Swift Conference – the world’s premiere Airfield Operations conference – took place in the all-new YVR Airside facility this September. This was made possible by organizing temporary partial occupancy of the construction site. Every year this conference hosts representatives from Japan, France, Germany and Argentina among manyREAD POST >

1025 Robson Wins City of Vancouver Urban Design Award

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We are pleased to announce that the 1025 Robson retail space has been recognized by the City of Vancouver with an Urban Design Award in the Urban Elements category. These awards are presented for outstanding architecture and urban design in Vancouver. Eight Inc., in collaboration with Francl Architecture have designed this project as a series ofREAD POST >