What could be more interesting than spending your days interpreting construction drawings and working to get a high-quality building constructed in Vancouver?
Well, how about spending about twice as much time interpreting city bylaws, building codes, community input and a wide range of designers, owners, bankers, end-users and contractors’ desires, aspirations and whims. Then working toward getting a high-quality and inventive building designed, approved and ready to hand over to your former construction team!
This is the choice our newest Rize development team member, Myra Shunny, has made as she moves from the bricks-and-mortar team to the more ephemeral world of project management.
There’s an old lyric by American outlaw country legend David Allan Coe: “It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”
While a solid foundation is a necessary part of any soundly-engineered building, the Rize team can’t help but disagree with the first half of that quote when we look at any of our projects, especially now whenever we glance up at our soon-to-be-finished Rolston building located at Granville and Drake.
When we first started our plans for the Rolston, we strove for a design that would become more than just a typical Vancouver building. We envisioned a modern living centre that embraces urban rejuvenation, striking a level of harmony between the bustling energy of downtown and the serene sea views of False Creek.
Landscape architecture, at its best, is much more than the arrangement of greenery, furniture and lawn. Like building architecture, it requires deep knowledge of site history and characteristics balanced with future intentions. As a reflection of our high aspirations in this regard, @MtPleasant2016 is proud to have engaged PWL Landscape architects, designers of public spaces at Vancouver Olympic Village, Vancouver Convention Centre, Coal Harbour, Hillcrest Recreation Centre among many award-winning projects.