Imaging New Westminster
Master of Architecture Thesis Project
2013 Excellence in Steel Design Scholarship – SSEF
2013 Design Excellence – SALA Faculty Selection, U.B.C.
2013 Student Awards of Excellence Candidate – Canadian Architect
Living in the shadow of popular, highly publicized city centres, suburbs can struggle to find their own identity and to offer unique and memorable experiences.
My M.Arch thesis project is set at the crossroads of architecture and marketing — a privileged spot to observe and put into practice the synergetic relationship between the material image, the marketed image, and the mental image of a place.
The approach questions how a localized architectural intervention can enhance the image of a whole city. It seeks to push the city of New Westminster towards the vibrant status it wants to have.
The program responds to the limited number of green spaces in the downtown sector by proposing the rehabilitation of an underused parking structure into a park, reconnects a community to its waterfront, builds on the site’s history of industrial production, and provides the necessary spaces for the creation of oversized art pieces.
New Westminster, BC, CAN