Fairfield Block Renovation

The Fairfield Block heritage building across the street from Victoria’s City Hall has a highly recognizable feature on its corner -one commercial unit with the landmark “Sally’s” neon sign from a long-departed retailer.

The project rehabilitated this retail space for tenancy by removing the existing interiors; restoring the striking south-side heritage windows to reconnect the space with Cormorant Street and flood the space with natural light; exterior alterations to masonry, waterproofing and openings; remodeling the front entrance glazing to improve safety and visibility; and restoring the neon sign to full iconic function.

East Hastings & Semlin

1943-1999 East Hastings located along a major transit arterial in the heart of the Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood, close to the thriving Commercial Drive corridor. Along with at-grade retail and live-work units, an outdoor ‘urban room’ contributes to the vibrancy of the public realm, anchoring the corner of the building and connecting the building to the life of the street. In response to the movement along East Hastings, sawtooth balconies help create the building’s dynamic form while optimizing building energy performance with a simplified envelope.

Inspired by the neighbouring light industrial buildings, the textured cladding reinforces the building’s angles and adds visual interest throughout different lighting conditions. All units enjoy private outdoor space as well as a shared rooftop amenity terrace with views of Downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains.