The Circle at Swallows Landing

Five urban single-family residences, moderately compact, with connectivity to major public transit and cycling corridors, community and commercial facilities. The appropriately scaled development footprint respects the project’s sensitive ecosystem including retention and protection of an existing mature Gerry Oak forest on site.

Developer: 849 Dunsmuir Developments
Year Completed: 2014
Photographer: silentSama architectural photography

Building Lasting Change

June 18, 2017

Deepening her engagement with the discipline of Biomimicry, Christine and fellow Vancouver Island Biomimicry Professional, Anne-Marie Daniel, attended the Canada Green Building Council’s Annual conference. Addressing this year’s theme, Building Lasting Change, their attendance sparked discussion and excitement around biomimicry philosophy and methodology as inspiration for design solutions for the built environment.

The idea of nature as mentor resonated. Invitations to lead workshops and give presentations were offered from as far away as Costa Rica, and included regional and local governments, educators, design professionals and business owners. Stepping in to meet the need, Ann-Marie and Christine will be offering their first workshop on Vancouver Island on October 4 through 6, 2017.

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Writen By Christine Lintott