About This Project

Bowman Block, Vancouver, BC

The Salient Group's heritage restoration project, at 528 Beatty Street in 'Crosstown', is a modern conversion of a 102 year old warehouse. It features 38 residences, a 2-storey addition, and commercial space. The Douglas Fir floors were refurbished and the original brick and massive beams were exposed, making this is a stunning example of preserved Western Canadian architecture. New construction atop the original building includes the sub-penthouses, penthouses and a rooftop urban oasis with outdoor fireplaces and built-in barbecues. The modern intervention atop, is defined by starkly opposite materials: glass, steel and zinc.
*Partners: Alda Pereira and Gair Williamson Architects.

FUN FACT: This project received the Urban Design Institute Award of Excellence for Revitalization, Renovation or Heritage.