IBI Group provided master planning and architecture services for the design of Gilmore Place, a mixed-use TOD community set to establish a new level of urban design in Burnaby, BC.
ClientOnni Group of Companies
Redefining metropolitan living
IBI Group provided master planning and entitlement services for the overall site, and architecture services for the design of the first six buildings of Gilmore Place, a new transit-oriented development (TOD) in Burnaby, BC. With its prime location neighbouring the Brentwood Centre, this vibrant, mixed-use community is truly at the heart of Burnaby’s urban growth master plan and will become the gateway between Burnaby and Vancouver.
The master planned community replaced 12 acres of underutilized space with a high-density, mixed-use retail, office and residential development woven together by a network of plazas, pedestrian-oriented streets, lanes and bikeways. Conveniently located near the SkyTrain, Gilmore Station has been fully integrated into the development, so all residents, employees and visitors are within a quick three-minute walk of the station. Through creative site planning and building design, the IBI team resolved the design and logistical challenge of maintaining operation of the transit facility throughout the construction of buildings and underground parking that are within feet of the station and guideway.
The architecture combines commercial podiums with office buildings and residential towers as tall as 64 storeys, set within dynamic public spaces at street level and tranquil residential terraces and gardens above.
Director – Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.
Director, Landscape Architect
Stuart Jones is head of the Vancouver-based urban design practice. Trained in landscape architecture, his professional experience spans over 20 years and includes work on both the development and the planning sides of the business. His projects have ranged from downtown infill sites to large master planned communities in locations across North America, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. He is skilled at creating a compelling story and sense of place for projects, which he communicates through drawings, standards, guidelines, and zoning. He has a strong understanding of the key issues affecting development including building types, street design, transit, servicing and the public realm, and he is an effective manager of the specialists in these fields.