Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

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City of Vancouver
National Works Yard

Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Services Ltd.

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Project Information:
Project: City of Vancouver National Works Yard
Architecture and Engineering: Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Services Ltd.
Owner : City of Vancouver
Steel Fabrication and Erection: Solid Rock Steel

The City of Vancouver National Works Yard, on National Avenue, in Vancouver is one of the most recent recipients of LEED Gold under the LEED BC rating system. The initial strategy of the City of Vancouver was to at least rank LEED Certified for this project, but it was found to be worthwhile to upgrade first to Silver then to Gold in terms of credits that were deemed within the reach of this project. The entire design of all systems and architecture of this building was under the direction of Omicron in Vancouver. For more information on this firm, please visit: www.omicronaec.com

View of facade from south west corner of building.
View along south facade.

Detail in parking lot of pervious "paving" finish.
Detail of steel connection for front canopy extension.

Detail of steel to parallam support at roof.
View of underside of shading devices along south facade and operable windows (closed) .
Steel to parallam connection.
South facade shading and operable windows.
View of adjacent parking operations building.
Closer view of parking operations building front wall.
Main entrance lobby with LEED Gold proudly displayed.
View inside lobby towards entrance information booth.
View up entry atrium towards skylight that integrates PV.
View of steel truss connection.
View towards clerestory lighting at top level.
View of entry lobby structure and daylight (4:30 pm July).
View along south facade, 4:30 pm July, sun just peeking out.
Signage at front with garden incorporating indigenous species.

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last updated August 26, 2005