Douglas & McIntyre
A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver

Book details:

April 2010
ISBN 978-1-55365-445-2
Paperback - Trade
4" x 6"
192 pages
40 b&w illustrations, 160 colour photographs
$24.95 CAD


  • Nominated for the 2010 City of Vancouver Book Award

Douglas & McIntyre

A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver

A lively tour of Vancouver’s finest and internationally acclaimed architecture from the past 20 years.

Illustrated with 160 full-colour photographs and 40 architects’ drawings, and accompanied by critical writings that position Vancouver in the broader context of urban development, this new book in the series takes readers on a visual tour of the city’s most important recent design accomplishments. It evokes a generation of building that represents a period of unprecedented growth, beginning with Expo 86 and continuing through the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Drawing on the success of A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal, this book features buildings and public spaces grouped by areas, with maps so that a visitor can create walking tours, including downtown Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore, Kitsilano, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

The convenient size and format, including an index, allows a visitor to put this guidebook in a pocket and go.

With contributing essays by Adele Weder and Matthew Soules.

About the Authors

Veronica  Gillies

Veronica Gillies

Veronica Gillies is the regional leader for global architectural firm HOK’s Vancouver office and participates on municipal design panels, acts as a school ...

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Christopher  MacDonald

Christopher MacDonald

Christopher Macdonald is Director of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and contributes regularly to popular and academic journals ...

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Matthew  Soules

Matthew Soules

Matthew Soules, MAIBC, is the director of Matthew Soules Architecture Inc. (MSA) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School ...

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Adele  Weder

Adele Weder

Adele Weder is an architectural writer, curator and cultural journalist who has been published in design journals and anthologies across North America. ...

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