We’re pleased to announce that on Nov. 1, 2017, Vancouver City Council voted to support the development and construction of a new seniors’ centre adjacent to Sunset Community Centre in south Vancouver.
On Thursday Nov 30th, the LEES+Associates team gathered at Bowen Island Lodge for our 16th annual winter retreat.
We explored the theme, “Looking Forward,” through short presentations, fun graphic exercises and visionary brainstorming sessions, punctuated by coffee, lunch—and cool walks in the rain.
Heidi Redman from our Whitehorse office and Reinaldo Jordan from our Toronto office joined the Vancouver team in a day of reviewing the successes of the past year and envisioning an even more successful year ahead.
Bowen Island’s current Parks Master Plan dates back to 1994, when there was only one municipally owned park. Today Bowen Island has 23 municipal parks and approximately 73 hectares of municipal parkland.
LEES+Associates collaborated with Bowen Island Staff to develop an updated Parks Plan which provides a community supported vision for Bowen Island’s parks,
Implementation of site improvements are now underway at the Village of Cumberland’s historic cemetery!
In 2013, LEES+Associates in collaboration with Outlook Land Design completed the Village’s Cemeteries Master Plan. Since then, the Village has been gradually undertaking projects to restore and enhance its three cemeteries.
Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery held its 13th annual Night for All Souls last Saturday, October 28th 2017.
The highlight in a week of events honouring the dead, this year’s “Night” was blessed with wonderful weather. Hundreds of visitors—families, neighbours and friends of the cemetery—turned out for an evening of music and song,
Erik Lees was one of the speakers at the World Design Summit held in Montreal, Canada last week.
Erik’s presentation “Resilience in northern cemetery design: lessons from Nunavut” addressed the congress theme DESIGN FOR EARTH. The congress convened over 3,500 delegates from six design disciplines to discuss transforming the future through design.
We’re pleased to see construction underway at Humber Bay Shores Park in Toronto. The project, aimed at improving trail networks and bicycle connections at the park is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.