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 columns, creating open space below, while also supporting two more floors above. This combination of structural materials allowed us to build faster, and with lower costs. The entire structural solution is hidden behind elegant glazing and a curtain-wall system. This innovative and collaborative approach is intrinsic to all our work.

Iceberg - The parts of a structure you don't see are often the most significant.