I'm sitting in a square white room whose walls are dressed with drawings, a series of notions for a new plaza to surround the Vancouver Art Gallery sometime in the next two years. My companion-the one speaking-is Nick Milkovich. He's a genial fellow, hardly the egomaniac that architects who master-plan cities and design skyscrapers (as he does) are made out to be. The Arthur in question is by many measures Canada's preeminent architect, and Milkovich's mentor.
The Creekside Community Centre was a joint venture between Nick Milkovich Architects and Walter Francl Architecture. We are pleased to announce that we have won a 2011 SAB Canadian Green Building Award for this project.The Jury had the following comment: "This public building, part of the redevelopment of former industrial land at False Creek, is an exemplary effort to preserve waterfront for public access and use. A focal point for the community, the building’s scale is respectful of access to views from adjacent buildings and offers public amenities to a large neighbourhood. A LEED Platinum building, it will serve as a demonstration of sustainable design to the public."
Go to Creekside Community Centre project page.
Chris MacDonald in collaboration with Veronica Gilles, published by Douglas & McIntyre
Nick Milkovich Architects is pleased to be included in the recently published "A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver." The books focus is on contemporary architecture dating between the year of the World Expo held in Vancouver in 1986 and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Two landmark events which are like bookends to an unprecedented population growth and construction boom in the city of Vancouver.
Four projects of ours are showcased in the book: Waterfall Building - Artist Live/Work Studios, Portland Hotel Social Housing, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Village where we designed Canada House and Creekside Community Centre.