Shawn Stevens, Rize’s Superintendent for the renovation project at The Yale Hotel, is a detail man. Here is a picture of him standing on the 3rd floor scaffolding, showing us the newly installed mansard roof atop the Yale. Shawn’s our trouble shooter on site and knows everything about this heritage building even though we know he’s not 125 years old!
We’ve sat down with Rize Development Manager Andy Tam to learn more about the new Terminal Offices.
Q: You’re involved in several Rize projects, both residential and commercial. What are the major differences between planning for a residential project and planning for a commercial one?
A: When planning for a commercial project, especially ones where a single tenant is taking all or almost all of the building, it is a total collaborative effort between the landlord and tenant in regards to the overall look, feel, functionality, and branding.
Q: In your opinion, what makes good architecture and design, and how do we see this at Terminal Offices?
A: Good architecture must not only inspire a visual response from the onlooker (hopefully a positive one), but also be functional for its intended purpose. While Terminal is aesthetically pleasing with its complementary blue and orange metal panels, which really differentiates it from the surrounding buildings, its well laid-out floor plates and central glass atrium stairs help provide its occupants with ample amount of natural light as well as ease of flow between floors and other parts of the building.
Celebrity clairvoyant Latoyota makes bold predictions about the Canucks, Johnny Depp, and Vancouver real estate
An internationally renowned psychic is predicting that thousands will soon flock to the Rolston sales centre at 140-1265 Granville Street in downtown Vancouver.
The said prognosticator, known to her adoring fans as Latoyota, is famous for her earth-shattering prediction percentage. Among her recent successes? Predicting that the Canucks would face a goalie dilemma in 2013 — something almost no one saw coming!
The amazing Latoyota also bravely forecasted that Johnny Depp will make another pirate movie (he’s only made four so a fifth would be a real shocker). She also predicted that people would visit her website, latoyotapsychichotline.ca, after seeing a Georgia Straight ad and — guess what? — they did.