The Exchange

Vancouver B.C. ● Restoration / Seismic Upgrade

The former BC Telephone Exchange Building received a new lease on life in 2009 with a complete renovation and residential conversion. Located across from Vancouver Olympic Village in False Creek, this circa 1915 Edwardian four-storey building consists of heavy timber framing with brick cladding, and is a rare example of construction during World War I. By 1927, an extension of the two bays to the east was completed in response to the boom in industrial activity in the area.

Today, the structure has been transformed into approximately 32 loft-style residential suites, along with a modern 6-storey wing of approximately 50 loft-style units.

Designed to LEED Silver standards, the development included a complete seismic upgrade to the existing building, in-slab radiant heat, and heating system from the False Creek District Energy System.