Dan offered an overview of his philosophy and approach to designing cemetery monuments,
Are you a climber? Have you checked out Skaha Bluffs? It’s one of BuzzFeed’s 16 Places to go Rock-Climbing!
We’re pleased to assist BC Parks with the development of a comprehensive Climbing Strategy for Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. The bluffs, just outside Penticton in BC’s Okanagan region is a world-class rock climbing destination.
Photo: Air India Memorial, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Please enjoy this collection of interesting articles and resources we read this week.
Running out of cemetery space
The need for cemetery space in Strathcona County is set to increase dramatically over the coming 25 years,
In spite of last week’s cold and rain, crews at Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery installed a long-awaited new monument in the Abray South Veterans Section.
Designed as a two piece gateway feature for a future pedestrian precinct, the new monument includes interpretive signage in both official languages.
We couldn’t resist sharing these sunny snowy day shots of the Legacy Gardens at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
In 2016, LEES+Associates undertook the preparation of construction documents for this new precinct of the cemetery.
The Legacy Gardens design provides additional cremation niche and mausolea crypt inventory by transforming an existing service road around the Bennett Memorial into a premium cremation garden.
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.
LEES +Associates worked as consultants to Carscadden McDonald and Stokes Architects Inc. on the feasibility study for this new seniors’ centre.
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2018 from all of us at LEES+Associates!
Our office will be closed over the holidays, reopening on Tuesday, January 2rd, 2018.
During the show, Erik and host Dennis Arellano discuss the prospect of urban cemeteries running out of space and other alternatives to in-ground burials.
Take a listen below (audio starts at 0:16):
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,