Henry's, Canada's Greatest Camera Store Henry’s Camera’s, an institution in eastern Canada, is expanding westward with multiple locations. collabor8 is the executive architect for projects in western Canada. Responsibilities include assisting leasing, expediting permits, and implementing the highly branded design. Three locations in the lower mainland in Vancouver, Langley and Coquitlam have been well received [...]
The Carleton This 5 storey, 28 unit strata-titled development is located in the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood of Burnaby, BC. Using mass timber floor construction with traditional wood framed walls, the innovative use of Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) panels for the floors allowed for exposed wood ceilings creating a striking unique aesthetic for the developer.
Fleetwood The overall development comprised of approximately 40,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, 13,000 square feet of office and 65 residential units. The well balanced mix of uses and unit types creates a dynamic transit oriented development that will appeal to many different users once connected to the anticipated new Light Rail Transit station at [...]
Comox Mall Redevelopment A major renovation of the existing Comox mall located at 215 Port Augusta Street within the downtown of Comox. A portion of the underutilized mall was demolished to expose active retail frontage into a parking courtyard. A 4,800 sf. retail pad building was added in the parking lot along Comox Avenue and [...]
Block B (District) This transformative urban development in the Township of Langley is the heart of the Willoughby Town Centre. Consisting of over 30,000sqft of office space, and 35,000sf of retail space, this development will be home to the Fraser Valley Public Library, servicing the 92 new residential homes created in the District.
Crag-X This 9,000 sq.ft. urban infill project is an exciting addition to the typical Victoria street front. The commercial presence is strongly expressed along Pandora Avenue and consists of a mix of traditional materials and modern shapes. The oblique modern lines of the front façade add a dynamic component reflecting the active nature of [...]
Fresh Street Market Fresh St. Market is a major revitalization project in the heart of West Vancouver’s Ambleside community. The 2-storey 35,000 sq.ft. renovation involved the conversion of an existing grocery store. The customers’ shopping experience has been kept as the focal point throughout the design process. A high degree of transparency is introduced to [...]
Rexall Drug Stores collabor8 implemented a new brand rollout for Rexall stores throughout Western Canada, including both new and renovated locations. Working closely with the store planning department, we formalized the design development from the concept drawings, modifying the design as required to suit free-standing, as well as mall locations. In addition to this, [...]
FYi Doctors FYi Doctors is an emerging, nation-wide optometry retailer. collabor8 have been working with FYI Doctors since 2009, designing and preparing construction document packages for over 50 projects in that time. The standard design approach created by collabor8 is a crisp, clean and contemporary look, designed to focus attention on the eyewear, while fully [...]