Redefining the West Coast Spirit

redefining westcoast

January 11 to February 9, 2013

150 Commercial St.
Join us for the opening reception: Saturday, January 12, 1 to 3 pm

All are welcome. Admission is free.

Redefining the West Coast Spirit, is a touring exhibition organized by The Architectural Institute of British Columbia. The show highlights work by a select group of new and emerging architectural firms, and illustrates how practitioners are designing spaces and places in response to our unique coastal environment in an age of increased environmental sensitivity and technological innovation.

Through their work, these BC based firms ask and answer questions about what defines our evolving West Coast Modernist style. "British Columbia has a rich tradition of architecture that is distinctive, innovative and a reflection of our unique west coast surroundings," says AIBC Executive Director Michael Ernest Architect AIBC. "As this exhibition shows, not only is that tradition alive and well, it is being rejuvenated by a new wave of architects who truly understand and value the 'west coast spirit'."

Included in Redefining the West Coast Spirit are DiStefano Architecture, JWT Architecture and Planning, Level Architecture + Design, One Seed Architecture + Interiors, Shape Architecture Inc., Urban Arts Architecture, and WMW Public Architecture + Communication Inc. The exhibition is curated by James Tuer

(AIBC AIA BCSLA CSLA NCARB), principal of JWT Architecture and Planning and past recipient of the AIBC's Emerging Firm Award.


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