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 new venues across the city and learn about the issues, projects and topics that are relevant to the future of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods and buildings.
$15 or $9 (incl. tax) with a valid student ID (please phone our office for student tickets)
Each talk earns 2 Core LUs AIBC
Please note the Fall 2017 talk venues are at or near the project locations to view the sites
The Mah Society Building Restoration: Talk and Site Visit
Wednesday Oct 4, 12pm – 2pm
Chinese Cultural Centre Boardroom, 50 E Pender Street
Please note the site visit will include a walk up to the 5th floor of 137 E Pender St (the tour is not wheelchair accessible and there is no elevator)
Re-opened in 2017, the Mah Society Building is the first Chinese Benevolent Society Building in Vancouver’s Chinatown to complete a full restoration. In this talk and site visit we will first hear about the Society’s history as well as the scope of rehabilitation and conservation work, the procurement process and planning for the future of the building. We will then enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the site with Mah Society President, Fred Mah and Project Manager James Weldon of JTW Consulting, along with trades who worked on the project.
St. Andrews Wesley’s Future Restoration
Wednesday Nov 1, 12pm – 1:30pm
St. Andrews Wesley Church, 1012 Nelson St (at Burrard St)
Come to St. Andrews Wesley Church to hear Kate Robertson, Heritage Consultant at Donald Luxton and Associates, explain the full scope of conservation and restoration work planned for this legally protected, Heritage Register A building. Designed by architects Twizel and Twizel and completed in 1927, this Gothic church was built of granite and local Haddington Island stone, and will begin a complete restoration in 2018.