VanDusen Botanical Garden 

At the turn of the millenium, VanDusen Botanical Gardens knew it was in dire need of revitalization – it struggled to attract a younger demographic and overall visitor numbers were in decline.

To address these challenges, VanDusen made plans to create an iconic visitor centre along a busy commuter corridor and add profitable spaces such as a café, event venue, and flexible education and administration rooms. The new centre would blend into its surrounding landscape, with a free-form roof that referenced a native British Columbia orchid.


Vancouver, BC


19,000 ft2


Fast + Epp


Perkins + Will


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