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Metrotown Sears

Metrotown Sears is envisioned to become a pedestrian-oriented, transit-connected community that reflects the strong urban design principles and unique urban form of the city of Burnaby. IBI Group developed the master plan, led the rezoning process, directed the consultant team, and is now providing architecture services for the first phase of the community.


Client
Concord Pacific
Location
Burnaby, BC
Master Plan Complete
Architecture Ongoing
6 Towers
2.6m sq ft Size
2,800 Units

Metrotown Sears is a nine-acre site located along Kingsway in the City of Burnaby, which is being developed by Concord Pacific Developments. IBI Group is the prime consultant responsible for the master plan and rezoning and is the architect for the first three towers and podium.

Metrotown Sears will be redeveloped from a traditional mall into a vibrant, street-oriented, mixed-use community. Streets will be animated with airy plazas and cafes, wide sidewalks and separated cycling lanes. Six residential towers and one commercial tower will sit atop retail podiums and have resort-like outdoor amenity spaces. Development is sequenced to allow existing retailers to operate until replacement spaces are constructed.

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Stuart Jones

Director, Landscape Architect
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

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.

Gwyn Vose

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Gwyn Vose has over 15 years of experience and has led projects in Canada, Hong Kong, and the Middle East. He is an exceptionally creative designer who has a number of award-winning contemporary buildings to his credit. He specializes in mixed-use residential buildings and thrives on the opportunities presented in “conversion” projects. Gwyn’s work spans a wide range of typologies, but focuses primarily on multi-family residential and mixed-use projects, which range in scale from duplex houses to over 500 ft tall towers. Notable examples of his local projects include: Harbour Green Three, One Burrard Place, 564 Beatty Street, The Spot, Opsal & Sitka.