Learn about the state of heritage and conservation projects in Vancouver today with experts in architecture and design, city planning and other related fields. The speakers will offer in depth illustrated talks followed by a Q&A. Join us at our NEW 2017 VENUE, the Vancouver Public Library, and learn about the issues, projects and topics that are relevant to the future of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods and buildings.
$15 or $9 with a valid student ID (please phone our office for student tickets)
Downtown Vancouver Public Library, Alma VanDusen Room (lower floor), 350 W Georgia Street
Each lecture earns 1.5 Non-Core LUs AIBC
Reviving the Tamura Hotel: Restoring a Sheet Metal Cornice
Wednesday April 5th
One of the last in the series of City of Vancouver and BC Housing SRO rehabilitation’s, the Tamura is a storied part of the old Japanese community on Powell Street and now boasts a fully restored spectacular metal cornice. Come hear about how sheet metal cornice work is created and about heritage elements of the Tamura that have been brought back to life. Architect, Mitch Sakumoto, and Eagle Sheet Metal owner, Randy Sewell.
Heritage and Real Estate: Vancouver’s Challenging Heritage Environment
Wednesday April 26th
Come attend an open discussion on the impacts of land speculation and development, the foreign-buyer tax and other issues affecting Vancouver’s heritage architecture. This discussion will be between Researcher and SFU City Program Director, Andy Yan, who researches the economics of property values and sales in Vancouver, and Gordon Price, former City Councillor and SFU City Program founding Director.