HIRING: Intermediate Architect / Intern Architect

SHAPE Architecture has several complex urban mixed use and residential developments, and has an opportunity for the position of Intermediate Architect or Intern Architect as a 1 year maternity replacement in our Vancouver office. The successful candidate will meet the following criteria: Architect or Intern Architect with 10+ years post-graduate professional experience and be eligible to … Continued

Maple Grove Elementary

On Wednesday March 29th at Maple Grove Elementary, Hon. Mike Bernier the BC Minister of Education; Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, BC Minister of Advanced Education and MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena; and Dianne Turner, Vancouver School Board Trustee announced the new $24.4m Maple Grove Elementary replacement school funded under the BC Seismic Mitigation Program. SHAPE Architecture was announced as the … Continued

Newton Recreation Centre Construction Photos

Newton Wave Pool expansion and addition is quickly taking SHAPE; flooring and millwork are being installed in the renovated lobby, envelope is near completion, and glazing units are being installed. The fern pattern was a close collaboration between SHAPE and local artist Sean Alward, which deploys the pattern as ceramic frit acting to reduce solar … Continued

Sunshine Coast House Construction Photos

Amongst evergreens studding the steep topography is the Sunshine Coast House. The roof form mirrors the topography, and assists in framing views of the picturesque Georgia Strait and beyond to Vancouver Island. Atop the robust CIP concrete foundation, the wood walls are starting to give shape to the spaces they’ll soon define.

SHAPE team grows by two

The office is buzzing with new projects, so to help with this growth we’re excited to announce that Jessica McGillivray and Ivana Hainz have joined the team. Each brings a very unique background and perspective to our studio, and we look forward to an exchange of ideas and approaches as we work together. Learn more about Jessica … Continued

Columbia Valley Community Facility Construction Photos

Just before the cladding is installed is one of the most exciting times in a project – it’s the last moment to observe the complex layers of structure, envelope and insulation necessary to create a rigorously simple form – before it’s all concealed forever.            

1495 West 8th Avenue rezoning approval

On January 24 2017, Vancouver City Councillors and Mayor Gregor Robertson voted unanimously in favour to approve the rezoning for 149 secured rental residential units, a new 4 storey Vancouver Masonic Centre with rental event space, and a restaurant space on 7th Avenue. SHAPE Architecture worked in close collaboration with Colliers International, BC Housing, the … Continued