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. Bring your lunch and your questions to BCIT Downtown and learn about the issues, projects and topics that are relevant to the future of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods and buildings.
Thank you to BCIT for partnering with VHF to present this heritage speaker series.
$15 or $9 with a valid student ID (please phone our office for student tickets)
BCIT Downtown Campus at 555 Seymour Street
Rehabilitation of the Burrard Bridge
Heritage Consultant, Donald Luxton, will discuss the scope of rehabilitation work on the aging concrete structure of this 1932 landmark Art Deco bridge, as well as the addition of new street lighting, restoration of the original pedestrian lighting, permanent bike lanes and the design that was selected to add fencing on the bridge. Scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017, the project presented a challenge of balancing safety concerns and heritage conservation goals.
Rejuvenating Christ Church Cathedral
Ian Birtwell, parishioner, Trustee and volunteer project manager with Christ Church Cathedral, will explore the $9 million, 21-year restoration project. Phase 4 addresses the failing shingle roof with a replacement standing seam zinc roof, adds improved structural support and completion of a seismic upgrade. There will also be a new sixty foot, stained glass bell tower as well as a community kitchen.
November 30 – TBC
Double check the room number in the email reminder you will receive just prior to the talk or the lobby sign at BCIT for confirmed room assignments – room assignments can change at short notice.