Wharf Street

The owner of this Old Town heritage warehouse vacated the entire building in 2010 for the purposes of performing a full seismic upgrade. Through support of the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust, the building has been upgraded and subsequently re-tenanted with a variety of upscale tenancies largely servicing the hi-tech industry and government. Each individual tenancy has been adapted to celebrate the exposed wood structure and red brick of the original building. Building systems are generally exposed affording a more industrial fit-out to the tenant spaces.

Contractor: Campbell Construction Ltd.
Client: Wharf Street Holdings Ltd.
Year Completed: 2016

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