VDZ has been retained by the City of Coquitlam to renovate and reconfigure the sportsfield complex at Mackin Park. VDZ was the prime consultant for the redesign and implementation of the Parc au Mackin in 2012 and is honoured to continue working with the city to complete the active recreation renovation for the park. Work has already begun and construction initiation is Summer 2018.
VDZ has been nominated by the Surrey Board of Trade for the Annual 'Innovation Awards'. VDZ's work on sustainable and alternative stormwater planning and design has been recognized as innovative and influential in shaping the direction of new site planning in city centre of Surrey. VDZ has worked with the engineering department to create a new stormwater calculator for evaluating new development proposals for alternatives to more traditional stormwater detention models.
VDZ+A has been retained byt he Vancouver Parks board to continue design development on the Sunset Park community centre/park site in East Vancouver. THis large, urban park is home to the parks board nursery production area, Sunset Community Centre, Ice Rink, Dog Park, and acreas of open green space for community events. Sunset park has been part of the East side phsyche for generations. VDZ+A will partner with Parks board staff to refine existing concepts, develop technical details, and oversee construction of this multi-phase public park. Work has only just begun, with phase one construction anticipated in Spring, 2017.
VDZ has been retained as the prime consultant for the design and construction administration of Princeton Park. This small 'jewel' within the Coquitlam park network is located in Burke Mountain area of the city, and will serve a host of new residents. The park program includes children's play areas, open lawn commons, mature tree preservation, display gardens, and bio-filtration swales.
The VDZ civil engineering team was retained for all site servicing and stormwater modelling. Together with our landscape architecture team, a June tender date is expected. Summer construction is the goal with opening Fall 2016. Check back to our twitter feed for project updates and photos.