PROJECT UPDATE: Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

There's been a lot of dirt and rubble pulled from the bottom of these old pools and trucked away, and the new ones are just starting to show their curves. A very large scope of this project will be completely hidden from view once complete, so it's exciting to see the guts of the circulation systems exposed right now. The hot pool and lazy river really show their complexity here. Click here to see the latest time lapse of the construction progress here.

SHAPE Office Renovation

As we continue to expand our team, the studio space needs to grow with us. Renovations are underway for a new, larger boardroom and more desks, which will be completed by the holidays. Check out our Instagram for future updates.

Montgomery Sisam Architects and SHAPE Architecture in collaboration

Montgomery Sisam Architects (MSA) and SHAPE Architecture began their collaboration in 2014 with several feasibility reports for the Vancouver School Board, and also included the design of Maple Grove Elementary School. Collaboration over a distance can be challenging, especially ones that span clear across Canada. Through the use of the latest cloud-based collaboration software, the two firms worked on a single Building Information Model (BIM) in real time from their respective offices in Vancouver and Toronto.

AWARD: Columbia Valley Community Facility wins AIBC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal

On Thursday April 19 2018 at an annual ceremony held at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, SHAPE Architecture was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor of BC Medal for the Columbia Valley Community Facility. Alec Smith, Principal, and Loretta Kong, Associate, led the project from early concept design through to construction and occupancy. Click here to learn more about the project.    

NEW PROJECT: Halifax House

Framing and form-making is progressing on a new SHAPE Architecture house located minutes from Dalhousie University in Halifax.

GRAND OPENING: South Arm Community Centre

The South Arm Community Centre is a 31,000 square foot, two storey athletic facility with a gymnasium, multi-purpose rooms, and fitness centre. The project was funded by a partnership of the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF), South Arm Community Association and the City of Richmond, each contributing $500,000. The Centre held a Grand Opening event on December 9 2017. Photos by Matej Rodela.

PROJECT UPDATE: Vancouver Academy of Music Renovation

SHAPE Architecture is collaborating on a renovation of Vancouver Academy of Music’s Koerner Recital Hall and Lobby. The project is currently under construction and has been made possible by generous donors and the dedicated staff at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Design by Annaliesse Kelly, Architectural Consulting by SHAPE Architecture, Construction by Klondike Contracting.

SHAPE Architecture expands with three new people

SHAPE Architecture continues to grow our capacity to meet the demands of new projects. Both our breadth and depth of knowledge and experience expands significantly with the additions of Mary Reaney, Thomas Bocahut, and Francis Garcia.

PROJECT UPDATE: South Haven Cemetery

The latest from Edmonton. Learn more about the project here.

PROJECT OPENING: Newton Recreation Centre

Here are a couple sneak peak photos from the newly completed Newton Recreation Centre. Learn more about the project here.