Grace

Grace

James Schouw creates dramatic and architecturally unique buildings. Grace is his first highrise, although the 27 storey tower has only 52 units. The project sits on top of a geothermal heating system, and is clad in a mix of stone and tera cota panels. Like many of the buildings in Downtown South it replaced a number of small and undistinguished commercial buildings.

Before image 2006, after image 2009

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Raffles on Robson

Raffles

Raffles on Robson, (on Cambie Street really) completed in 2008¬†was designed by Hancock Bruckner Eng & Wright (these days known as IBI/HB). It’s in the ‘shoulder’ area of the Downtown where developers have to provide some commercial space in the base of the project, which has three floors of commercial space and 150 condos.

Before image 2004; after image 2008

Grace

Grace

James Schouw creates dramatic and architecturally unique buildings. Grace is his first highrise, although the tower has only 52 units. The project sits on top of a geothermal heating system and was built in two phases, the second in 2008 with Karen Wiens-Suzuki as architect of record.

Before image 2003, after image 2009