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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: KITSILANO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Nature is reborn every Spring. But for Kitsilano High School in Vancouver, it took 90 years. The renewal, expansion, and seismic upgrade of this historic building was complicated by the fact that the school needed to be functioning throughout this complex project. Working closely with the architects and contractor, we solved this problem by building ...

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PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: KITSILANO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Nature is reborn every Spring. But for Kitsilano High School in Vancouver, it took 90 years. The renewal, expansion, and seismic upgrade of this historic building was complicated by the fact that the school needed to be functioning throughout this complex project. Working closely with the architects and contractor, we solved this problem by building …

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Project Spotlight: Parq Vancouver

Nature is a master at concealing important details. This is also true of our recent work on Parq Vancouver, a new casino, resort and convention centre development. The eye-catching entrance, with its 24-meter open span, was made possible by using an unusual combination of concrete and steel. A steel girder is supported by two steel …

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Project Spotlight: UBC National Soccer Development Centre

For many species, teamwork is essential to triumph in Nature. The same can be true in structural engineering. The new National Soccer Development Centre is an example. This project was a “co-production” between UBC and the Vancouver Whitecaps. It was built as a purposeful, functional space on a tight budget. To accomplish this, and minimize …

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Project Spotlight: Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School

Time-tested solutions can be the result of very fresh thinking. This truth applies to the recent renewal of Vancouver Talmud Torah, the city’s largest Jewish elementary school. One of this project’s most significant challenges was putting classrooms over top of the gym that also included a play field roof over top. Our solution was to …

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Project Spotlight: Shannon Mews

One of the most powerful forces at work in Nature is that of rebirth. At GlotmanSimpson we applied this axiom to the redevelopment of Shannon Mews. The almost 100-year-old heritage Shannon Mansion needed major structural upgrades. Concrete or steel would have changed the size of the interior walls and decorative ceilings. The developer, however, …

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Project Spotlight: UBC Orchard Commons

Nature has a remarkable ability to design and produce what appear to be gravity-defying creations. Good structural engineering accomplishes the same thing. We achieved this at UBC’s new Orchard Commons complex. This multi-use project includes two 18-storey residential towers built over a large dining and recreational area. We used deep transfer beams to transfer the …

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