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The Dock Building

CompanyMGA | Michael Green Architecture
Lead DesignersMichael Green, Architect AIBC, FRAIC, AIA
Design TeamCandice Nichol, Mingyuk Chen, Evelyne Saint Jacques, Justin Bennett, Winston Chong
Project LocationVancouver, British Columbia
ClientRoyal Vancouver Yacht Club
CreditsPhotos by Ema Peter
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Commercial Building
Entry Description

The Dock Building on Jericho Beach serves a large marina of sailboats. The facility provides washrooms and showers, offices, instruction space, and a variety of workshops to maintain boats, sails, and gear. The project’s practical working needs, very modest budget, and prominent siting required a simple solution that honoured the cannery and industrial heritage of waterfront buildings that were once found on the site a half-century before. The design demonstrates that all projects from industrial buildings to boutique museums can and should be realized with grace and architectural dignity.