The Edmonds Aquatic centre was completed and open to the public this month. VDZ+A worked with the city of Burnaby and prime consultants - CEI architecture and Interiors, to complete the overall site masterplan, and public realm.
The city of Burnaby has engaged VDZ+A to design a public town centre plaza on the west side of the Aquatic centre - that will serve as a major festival and public meeting space for the community of Edmonds/Kingsway. The plaza includes a large hard surfaced area with flexible social space for markets, performance, and community gatherings. The Plaza will be the major staging area for events within "Richmond Park". A separate design process is underway to rejuvenate Richmond Park.
The Project is currently out to tender with construction slated for the Fall and continuing on into Spring 2014. VDZ+A's project manager is Mr. Mark Synan.
One of our latest skatepark projects with New Line Skateparks in Buffalo, New York is set to open next month. The concept of the park is based on the Buffalo "B" and includes a fun track, moon bank, and wide-variety of street style features.
Jacqueline Lowe, Registered Landscape Architect and LEED AP, was named BCSLA President-Elect this weekend at the BC Society of Landscape Architects conference and annual general meeting. She is extremely honoured to serve in this position and is excited as the P&PR Chair to collaborate with new workgroups for BCSLA communications and media. Congratulations Jaki!
VDZ+A is working with Tien Sher Group of Companies on the Balance Development in Surrey City Centre. This development is using the latest innovations in micoloft design to provide affordable living spaces to many of the Lower Mainland's residents.
McKinney Skate Park in McKinney Texas is having its grand opening this weekend. This skate park is one of our largest to date at over 30,000 sq. ft. of skatable terrain and seating areas. The park was designed by the van der Zalm + associates/New Line Skate Parks team along with the local design/build team.