Northern Junk

Located at the head of the Johnson St Bridge between Old-Town and Inner-harbour, currently isolated between Reeson Park and Bridgehead Green Park, the site offers the potential to complete a key piece of the public realm and neighbourhood revitalization. It consists of a multi-unit residential apartment building set atop the existing Northern Junk heritage warehouse buildings that are to be rehabilitated and incorporated into a mixed-use development.

It brings together active ground level uses, new housing options, and an integrated public access and extension of the public waterfront walkway.

The Shipyards

The Shipyards is a mixed-used project on the North Vancouver waterfront that includes 100,000 sf of mixed retail, restaurant, and hotel space. These spaces wrap around a covered outdoor plaza, which operates as a water park in the summer and an ice rink in the winter. The site itself was the location of the Machine Shop Building of the former shipbuilder that occupied the entire precinct since the early 1900s. This redevelopment imagines the ghost of the Machine Shop being reconstructed to support the next century of activity on the North Vancouver waterfront.

The project is adjacent to the ‘Spirit Trail’ pedestrian and cycling path. The Shipyards is conceived of as a belt buckle of sorts, connecting a series of shoreline public spaces. The project acts quite literally as center ice for the urban public life of the North Vancouver while drawing visitors from far beyond. The project was completed as a collaboration between the City of North Vancouver and Quay Property Management. Shane was the project architect on the project while working at Dialog.

Memphis Crosstown

Perhaps one of the most meaningful infusions of community building in the US South, Crosstown is a poignant collaboration of many local organizations leading to a profoundly impactful mixed-use regional hub. A winner of numerous social, heritage and design awards from the 2019 AIA National Architecture award to the 2019 Ruddy Bruner Gold Medal Award, as well as LEED Platinum Certification, the creation of Crosstown was a local act of love.

While at DIALOG and collaborating with LRK and SAP, Alan Boniface helped lead the design team and the realization of a facility housing a major art facility as well as retail, housing, medical, industrial, and education uses within a 1.25 million square-foot Historically listed former warehouse. A truly ground-breaking ‘vertical-village’, Crosstown continues to evolve, growing and influencing local neighbourhoods and the entire City of Memphis.

1188 Bidwell

Mid-century Modernism in English Bay

1188 Bidwell is located at the corner of Davie and Bidwell Streets in Lower Davie Village of Vancouver’s West End. This boutique 21-storey, 108 suite high-rise is detailed to echo the mid-century Modernism that characterized the first significant development of the neighbourhood. As of a new generation of development, it pays homage to its neighbourhood through its form and white pre-cast concrete cladding system, while adding contemporary features of livability, sustainability, and community.

The rental suites are provided with outstanding views, balconies and common amenities such as a sky lounge with roof terrace overlooking English Bay; a fitness centre; children’s indoor and outdoor play areas; and urban agriculture plots. The ground level is animated by local retail space and the double-height residential lobby.