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NACL Uplands Housing Complete
November 19, 2020

NACL Uplands Housing Complete

Located in Nanaimo, BC, this BC Housing project for the Nanaimo Association for Community Living was recently granted Occupancy and is now home to 28 new residents.  A big congratulations to the entire consultant/construction team for their efforts in creating this successful project.

 

Maitland St. Village Project
August 26, 2020

Maitland St. Village Project

Contratulations to the Maitland team! Construction is slated to begin this September for this 46-unit affordable rental housing Passive House project for families and seniors in Port Alberni.

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Passive House Certified
July 7, 2020

Passive House Certified

Nuutsumuut Lelum is a new affordable rental family housing project developed by the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre in Nanaimo, BC. This project has been awarded Passive House certification, one of the most energy-efficient construction standards for buildings. Congratulations to the entire team!

 

Richmond Hospital New Acute Care Tower
July 6, 2020

Richmond Hospital New Acute Care Tower

The new Acute Care Tower for Richmond Hospital has been officially announced by the provincial government.  Congratulations to Vancouver Coastal Health. We are very excited to continue our work on the project.

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Tapestry Victoria
July 6, 2020

Tapestry Victoria

Tapestry Victoria (777 Belleville Street) is targeting to apply for occupancy permit by the end of August 2020.
Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower Milestone
July 5, 2020

Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower Milestone

Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower received a full building permit. On-site excavation is in progress. Thanks for the tremendous efforts from the team, the owner, and the City of Coquitlam for achieving this milestone.

 

NACL Uplands Update
July 4, 2020

NACL Uplands Update

Located in Nanaimo BC, this BC Housing project for the Nanaimo Association for Community Living is nearing completion.  It will provide 28 new one-bedroom units to the community, while also preserving the forested area and wetland on the site for future residents to enjoy.

 

Anthem Properties' Eastern
July 3, 2020

Anthem Properties' Eastern

Located in Central Lonsdale, Anthem Properties' new rental residential tower is well underway at 1600 Eastern.  When completed, it will bring 225 new rental units to the City of North Vancouver.
New COVID-19 Update
June 15, 2020

New COVID-19 Update

To our clients, consultants, and colleagues:

Following the Health Authority's move to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 response, dys architecture has shifted from the majority of staff working remotely from home to a reduced occupancy within our office space. We have adapted our office space to create a safe work environment. Reduced occupancy limits for all spaces within the office allow for appropriate physical distancing of staff members, supported by physical barriers where needed and enhanced cleaning services throughout the office. During this Phase 2 period, we still encourage online meetings over face-to-face meetings and most staff will work remotely from home for some days of the week.

Park Boulevard Phase 3 Update
May 5, 2020

Park Boulevard Phase 3 Update

When complete, this new Concord Pacific tower will be 41 storeys in height with 9 two-level ground-oriented townhouses facing onto Whalley Boulevard.
Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower Update
April 30, 2020

Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower Update

This residential tower project with Concert Properties has begun since January 2020.  The excavation and shoring works are about half-way completed.
Tapestry at Victoria Harbour Nearing Completion
April 27, 2020

Tapestry at Victoria Harbour Nearing Completion

With the building envelope almost complete and interior finishing in progress, this project for active seniors is shaping up nicely. Roads, sidewalks, and landscape work to go with final completion targeted for this summer.
Yukon & W23rd Ave
April 12, 2020

Yukon & W23rd Ave

Proposed modern stacked townhouse project with Belford Properties update.

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Park George Project is Underway
April 8, 2020

Park George Project is Underway

Excavation has begun for this 600,000 sf Concord development in the Central City area of Surrey consisting of two towers at 36 and 40-storeys, townhouses, and amenity spaces.
Woodstock at Oakridge Ph1 Receives Full Occupancy
April 7, 2020

Woodstock at Oakridge Ph1 Receives Full Occupancy

Despite the challenges in trying to finish a construction project during the pandemic, full occupancy was achieved this week for NEXST Properties' townhouse project Woodstock at Oakridge Phase 1. Thanks to ETRO Construction and the consultant team for their hard work in overcoming the challenges during a difficult time in our City and around the world. 

COVID-19 Update
March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update

To our clients, consultants, and colleagues:

We are monitoring the ongoing developments regarding COVID-19. Our office is following the Health Authority's recommendations regarding hygiene and self-isolation of staff members who are returning from international travel, experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have household members in either situation. We have shifted to online meetings from face-to-face meetings and our staff is set up to work remotely from home.

While dys architecture is committed to maintaining existing deadlines and milestones on all projects, the current situation is fluid. We are in the process of assessing the potential impact on individual projects.

We will be contacting project teams directly with updates regarding project communications and upcoming meetings.

Excavation Started for Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower
March 10, 2020

Excavation Started for Burquitlam Park Rental Residential Tower

Construction for Burquitlam Park is now underway. This development includes three buildings: a Rental Tower, Strata Tower, and YMCA building. Both the Rental Tower and YMCA (architecture by others) are under construction at the same time, while the Strata Tower has started working drawings.

 

VGH Operating Room Update
March 3, 2020

VGH Operating Room Update

The prototype Operating Room for the VGH Operating Room Renewal has been completed. One year to go to the project completion.

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Aboriginal Community Housing in Prince George
February 19, 2020

Aboriginal Community Housing in Prince George

A three-phased plan to develop much needed housing for the Aboriginal community in Prince George is set to begin construction this fall. Under the leadership of David Simpson, founding partner of dys architecture, this new master plan will provide housing for up to 800 residents, and offer safe community gathering spaces and services for adults and children.

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More Exciting News!
January 14, 2020

More Exciting News!

More Exciting News!

In addition, dys architecture has expanded the leadership group to include Darcy Imada, Kari Madsen, Otto Cheng, and Jodi Rock as new Associates

Darcy, the firm's Passive House Consultant, has focused on small to medium sized wood-frame projects. Her solid background in wood design detailing and technical resolution has helped to make all the projects she has been involved in a resounding success .  She has recently completed the Passive House Affordable Housing project on Bowen Road in Nanaimo, a Senior's Housing facility in Port Alberni, and a City-initiated Affordable Housing project on Kingsway in Vancouver.

Kari is a strong leader who has been with the firm for 15 years and has been instrumental in the successful development of both architectural and interior solutions for many of our residential, commercial and institutional care projects. She has an innate ability to connect with people and brings her positive and respectful attitude to her personal interactions.

Otto is a seasoned project manager and has been a key member of the firm for 20 years. He has been involved in most of the firm's more complex mixed-use and high-rise residential projects, including Midori, Tapestry at Wesbrook Village, SFU Student Residences and Dining Hall, and Railyard Housing Co-Operative to name a few.  

Jodi, with her strong technical proficiency, is an instrumental member of the firm's standards group. She brings over 30 years of technical and project management experience to the firm and has led projects of varying scales and types from complex residential care to high-density residential.

These new Associates have all been integral to the firm's project and office standards group for many years ensuring the highest technical, design and visual presentation standards are maintained on all our projects.

Photo above (left to right): Associates Darcy Imada, Kari Madsen, Otto Cheng, and Jodi Rock