22Four Building

224 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Rendition Developments, $7.5 million, completion est. 2019. 36,000 s.f. Industrial/Manufacturing & Office.

22FOUR is a four-storey development in the Mount Pleasant industrial area that assembles manufacturing and office uses that respond to a visually compressed mid-block condition. The building frontage angles back from the street, with richly textured metal and wood building elements recalling the industrial history of the area and stitching together elements that create a dynamic pause in an otherwise linear streetscape. A series of southern-facing terraces and roof deck are sculpted to enhance a sense of openness.

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Canucks Offices

Canucks Sports & Entertainment Head Offices. 24,000 sq.ft. tenant improvement project at Rogers Arena’s west tower. Built with BLT Construction and Aquilini Group. This six level office project for the Canucks moved hundreds of employees from the basement of the arena to a new sunlit workspace overlooking the city. Improved open workstations, additional collaborative workspace and centrally located private offices provide an efficient workspace for members of Vancouver’s beloved hockey team. Using the brand’s signature blue as carpeting and in combination with the warm wood paneling and crisp white finishes, the space embodies the Canucks west coast roots and presence on the ice.

 

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Cascades Casino Kamloops

Located in Kamloops, BC, the new Cascades Casino features the adaptive re-use of an existing RONA store into a full-service entertainment hub. Complete with an outdoor amphitheatre, multiple patios, high end restaurants, and gaming floors; the Cascades Casino in Kamloops promises to an entertainment centre within the City in the near future.

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Mercedes-Benz Lougheed

Project size: 96,000 s.f. – Budget: $18.2m

Mercedes-Benz Canada and MGBA are working together to bring their new MBC Western Head Office to Vancouver. This 94,000 s.f. facility, located on Lougheed Highway adjacent to Highway #1 and the Skytrain, comprises an extensive Sales & Showroom component, Service and Training facilities, and integrated Office components. This project presents many interesting challenges associated with adaptation of rigorous corporate prototype elements, multiple frontages and sustainability targets in line with a LEED Silver Certification level.

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Fremont Village

Project size: 1,000 s.f. to 20,000 s.f. – Budget: $20m

As one of the largest retail developments in Western Canada, we are pleased to present the Fremont Village Shopping Centre.  Located in Port Coquitlam, this lifestyle centre is focussed around a pedestrian-oriented promenade and accommodates a wide array of tenant types and sizes, comprising almost 750,000 s.f. Currently under construction, Fremont Village is a premier mixed-use development that combines a well refined and historically contextual design approach, efficient site design, and rigorous sustainability standards, while successfully balancing pedestrian and vehicular interplay throughout the site.

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7 East 6th Avenue

Situated on the sloping hills of Lower Mount Pleasant in Vancouver BC, MGBA’s new three-storey office building serves to house our continually expanding practice. Draped in a glass-curtain wall and oriented West, our new office enjoys spectacular 180 views of the rejuvenating Mount Pleasant neighbourhood and the downtown core. With an open office plan, high exposed concrete ceilings, and intentionally visible steel structure, we have created an incredibly pleasant and healthy work environment within which our growing firm can thrive and succeed in the future.

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Montauk Sofa

Project size: 6,000 sf – Budget: $5m

Located at 228 Abbott Street in the historic Gastown area of Vancouver, a dramatic rehabilitation and retrofit of the building was undertaken for Montauk Sofa to house their newest Vancouver location. MGBA undertook a complete interior renovation and structural overhaul within the historic Hickey Block building which included a new steel mezzanine, beautiful steel staircases, and architectural lighting considerations.

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Teaja

MGBA was hired by TEAJA Organic to create a series of concept kiosks for their up and coming franchise stores. Utilizing contemporary and organic materials, the TEAJA kiosks sought to create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere for customers as they enjoy beautiful organic teas.

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180 West Esplanade

Project size: 6,000 sf – Budget: $5m

180 West Esplanade was designed to respond to challenging site conditions at the intersection of West Esplanade & Chesterfield Street within the City of North Vancouver. The sweeping green roof featuring native plant species provides shelter for urban terraces and helps facilitate an intimate enclave in the midst of of one of North Vancouver’s busiest intersections. Awarded an Award of Merit in Design by the city of North Vancouver in 2010, complex building geometries and LEED® Certification have helped make 180 West Esplanade a welcome addition to the the urban fabric.

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The Shops at Polson Park

This redevelopment of an existing retail centre involved a complete  rebranding of the development, including a challenging redesign of the architectural design and site .  This accommodated not only a new retail strategy and exterior focus, but the introduction of 16,000 s.f. of inline and financial pad buildings.

This work significantly improved project density and pedestrian access, and the new dynamic curb appeal of this development.

 

Canadian Tire

MGBA has worked hard with Canadian Tire for almost a decade to design and oversee the construction of the vast majority of their new stores in Western Canada since 2005. We have designed countless new buildings for Canadian Tire in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from 40,000 s.f. to well over 100,000 s.f. of retail space.

Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre

The Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre is a large retail centre located off the Okanagan Highway on the Westbank First Nation Lands. This project involved the masterplanning and design of several retail units, ranging in size from 1,000 s.f. to 20,000 s.f. This project presented some interesting challenges in respect to grade, and comprises an essential retail component for the ongoing development of the Westbank First Nation lands.