#501 - 510 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3A8
IBI Group Architects + Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects
564 Beatty Street is a perfect example of the experience, expertise, and imagination needed to bring an owner’s project vision to life. Developed by Reliance Properties, the project revitalized a six-storey 100-year-old brick and heavy timber building into a ten-storey, contemporary, and seismically upgraded building by the addition of four storeys of clear span office space. The new building is a striking example of ‘old meets new’ with the existing lower six floors preserving their original heritage character, with original brick walls and timber structures exposed, contrasting with the new top four floors of modern glass curtain wall cladding. The many structural engineering requirements of this unique project include depth of experience in both heritage and modern building design and construction, innovative solutions to satisfy building requirements, and an empathetic understanding of the customer’s vision.
The project was awarded “Best in Show” and “Best Heritage” in 2014 by the Urban Development Institute Pacific Region (UDI); the 2014 Gold Award of Excellence for Heritage Restoration by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA); and the 2016 Vancouver Urban Design Award – Commercial Building.